Kristine Malloy
I.S.A. Certified Arborist 
I.S.A. TRAQ
    – Tree Risk Assessment Qualified
Licensed
          Bonded
                    Insured

  Why Hire an Arborist?                Click to view

An arborist, by definition, is an individual trained in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining individual trees. Arborists are knowledgeable about the needs of trees and are trained and equipped to provide proper care. Hiring an arborist is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns. Well-cared-for trees are attractive and can add considerable value to your property. Poorly maintained trees can be a significant liability. Pruning or removing trees, especially large trees, can be dangerous work. Tree work should be done only by those trained and equipped to work safely in trees.

  What is a Certified Arborist?     Click to view

Certified Arborists are individuals who have achieved a level of knowledge in the art and science of tree care through experience and by passing a comprehensive examination developed by some of the nation’s leading experts on tree care. Certified Arborists must also continue their education to maintain their certification and adhere to a Code of Ethics. Therefore, they are more likely to be up to date on the latest techniques in arboriculture. Becoming an ISA Certified Arborist is a voluntary process through which individuals can measure their knowledge and competence required to provide proper tree care. ISA Certification is administered by the International Society of Arboriculture as a way for tree care professionals to demonstrate their commitment to the profession and the industry.

  Verify an ISA Credential             Click to view

Many Arborists claim to be certified when, in fact, they aren’t. You can verify their credentials by going HERE.

A Fortiori Trees
12819 S.E 38th Street
Bellevue, Wa. 98006
206-300-0174
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