A couple of different species in the genus Asimina go by the name pawpaw, but the common pawpaw (Asimina triloba) is far and away the most commonly encountered species. Whereas the common pawpaw is found throughout much of the eastern United States, all other members of the genus are restricted to Florida, Alabama and Georgia.…Details
Michael Green became a Registered Member of the American Society of Consulting Arborists. He joins his father, Ruben Green, as a Registered Consulting Arborist in the southern California and greater Los Angeles area. A registered consulting arborist is trained to appraise and/or evaluate trees, provide expert witness testimony, and provide guidance for other tree related issues. Learn…Details
TreePeople volunteers water a tree at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center Martinez Arena in Griffith Park, Friday, July 31, 2015, in Los Angeles. As Californians and the communities they live in cut back water usage and let lawns go golden, arborists and state officials are worrying about a potentially dangerous ripple effect. Nearby trees are…Details
A tree’s fate is largely tied to the health of its roots and the state of the surrounding soil. Unfortunately for many homeowners and arborists, the bulk of the tree’s roots are out of view. Without taking drastic or invasive investigative steps, the health of the tree’s roots must be inferred, rather than directly observed.…Details
No matter how natural recurrent fires are, it is hard to appreciate Mother Nature’s majesty while watching your worldly belongings burn to a crisp. Do not wait idly while politicians and professors debate policies for managing wildfires; instead, take proactive steps to help protect your home and family. In addition to keeping potential fuels at…Details
Evergreen Arborist Consultants recently received a call from a homeowner regarding aphids that infested her birch trees. She was very concerned about treating the aphids without harming her pets. The aphids were damaging the birch tree leaves and staining her concrete from the honeydew. Honeydew is a sticky black liquid, secreted by aphids as they feed on plant…Details
Arborists like the professionals at Evergreen Arborist Consultants are called on every day to make appraisals and to offer expert testimony in various cases. However, sometimes professional arborists need a bit more knowledge than what they use in their regular work. For example, an arborist may easily recognize that a tree has insect invasion issues but may not be completely familiar with a particular insect species. When something like this happens, it is important for a professional arborist to know where to go for information.Details
The International Society of Arboriculture offers two levels of recognition for arborists: qualification and certification. The experts at Evergreen Arborist Consultants hold certification from the ISA, one of the highest levels to which an arborist can aim.
What Is The Difference Between Certification and Qualification with the ISA?
While both qualification and certification by the ISA represent an achievement of education and experience, they are not the same distinction. An ISA-certified arborist, such as those at Evergreen Arborist Consultants, has passed stringent examinations over a broad body of knowledge. Certification also requires periodic renewal after showing that the arborist has updated his or her knowledge in the field. Certification is considered the best base for an arborist who may be confronted with a variety of situations.Details