Twice The Expert
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All arborists are not the same...
More Than Certified
“Arborist” is a generic term used for tree expert. A Certified Arborist is the entry-level accreditation available through the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). There are over 10,000 ISA Certified Arborists in the United States alone.
“The Board Certified Master Arborist credential is the highest level of certification offered by ISA. This credential recognizes Certified Arborists who have reached the pinnacle of their profession. In addition to passing an extensive scenario-based exam, candidates must abide by a Code of Ethics, which ensures quality of work.” International Society of Arboriculture
Fewer than 2% of all ISA Certified Arborists have become Board Certified Master Arborists.
To maintain the Board Certified Master Arborist and Registered Consulting Arborist designations, we have to obtain twice as many Continued Education Units (CEU’s) each period than basic Certified Arborists. Therefore, we are twice the expert.
CEU’s are obtained through attending educational seminars, conferences, and tree-related meetings; or taking tests and quizzes related to publications, and periodicals.
There are less than 700 active Registered Consulting Arborists in the United States of America. “ASCA’s Consulting Arborists are dedicated to objectively assessing trees, enhancing the community, and protecting the environment. They are also devoted to a course of lifelong learning about arboriculture.
Bradley gained his love of forests while obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of California at Santa Cruz. In 2003 he moved back to southern California and joined Butch to help build a successful tree service company in San Diego.
Bradley saw the need for independent, third-party tree expertise and founded the Bradley Consulting Group in 2009.
He has been involved with several high-profile cases and appeared on multiple news channels as a tree expert. In 2011 he obtained the Registered Consulting Arborist status. A year later he became a Board Certified Master Arborist.
After selling the small landscape company he founded after high school, Butch developed business for the largest national landscape contractor in the U.S..
Shortly after becoming an ISA Certified Arborist in 1998, he shifted to the tree care division. In 2002 Butch was hired by an enterprising landscape company, based out of Los Angeles, to develop a new tree care division in the San Diego area.
Wanting to further expand his arboricultural knowledge and professional experience, Butch sold his interest in the company and became a Registered Consulting Arborist in 2012.