Aborists: How To Find An Aborist

Arborists make a career of caring for trees in urban and suburban landscapes. They work for companies commonly referred to as tree experts, tree services, tree care, arborists, tree specialists, and others.

There are three common procedures for finding arborists that will work in your area.

  1. Look in the Yellow Pages of your telephone book under ' tree services or arborist'. Look for those companies that advertise that they have a 'Certified Arborist' on staff. These arborists have been certified as competent in their understanding of tree biology, insect and disease diagnosis and treatment, and tree pruning by the International Society of Arboriculture.
  2. Through the use of the internet and world wide web contact the Florida Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture* at www.floridaisa.org. On that web page you will find a series of options for further information, choose and click on 'Find an Arborist'. You will then be taken to the 'Find an Arborist' web page. By entering your zip code you will be provided with a list of all 'certified arborists' who indicate that they work in your area. The list provides addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses.
  3. Through the use of the internet and world wide web contact the American Society of Consulting Arborists** (ASCA) at www.asca-consultants.org. On that web page you will find a series of options for further information, choose and click on 'Referral Directory'. You will then be taken to 'Referral Directory' web page. On this page you will be able to search for a consulting arborist by zip code, and expertise in specific aspects of tree care.
*The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) is a worldwide professional organization dedicated to fostering a greater appreciation for trees and to promoting research, technology, and the professional practice of arboriculture.
**The American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA) is a non-profit professional society created to develop and preserve the highest standards of performance in the field of arboricultural consulting.