Resources

The Internet contains a vast amount of information; it is another item in our toolkit for learning.  

TREE OWNERS

Make educated decisions with basic tree knowledge available through the following link: http://www.treesaregood.org/treeowner/treeownerinformation

LEVELS OF CERTIFICATION

There are six certification credentials available through the International Society of Arboriculture. The following link presents and explains the differences between them: http://www.isa-arbor.com/certification/index.aspx

Arborists certified by the ISA can expand their career by becoming a Registered Consulting Arborist (RCA). The RCA credential is available through the American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA): http://www.asca-consultants.org/?page=About

SEARCH FOR A TREE EXPERT

The ASCA website can be used to verify or search for a Consulting Arborist in a specific area: http://www.asca-consultants.org/search/custom.asp?id=3818

The ISA website can be used to verify or search for Board Certified Master Arborists in a specific area: http://www.isa-arbor.com/findanarborist/arboristsearch.aspx

Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) International Society of Arboriculture TreesAreGood.org The American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA) The Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture

University of Florida Website: Dr. Ed Gillman and Structure Pruning “the essence of tree care”