May , 2013

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Finding an Arborist in the Portland area

That old tree has been a part of the neighborhood for years. You remember planting it 20 years ago with your father in your mother’s memory. Now it has gotten so big that the branches hang out into the street and weave through the electrical wires. It’s healthy it just needs to be pruned but you don’t want to just call anybody to do it. You want to call an experienced professional Arborist Portland area to do the job right.

An arborist or an arboriculturist is a professional who focuses on the cultivation, management and health and safety of individual trees. When looking for an arborist it’s important to find one that is ISA Certified (voluntary), licensed, bonded, insured and has been tested with a certain level of knowledge as you don’t want to leave the pruning of your favorite tree to just anyone. An arborist is experienced in the trimming, pruning, thinning and shaping of individual trees as well as tree and stump removal, tree planting and lot clearing among other services. An arborist may also be knowledgeable in pest and disease control.

The equipment that an arborist uses varies according to the job but most will use climbing gear such as ropes, pulleys, tool holders to hold their tools and spurs to climb. They will use wood cutting tools such as handsaws, pruners, loppers and chainsaws. Protective clothing is also important to an arborist. Items they will need to protect themselves as they climb are head protection, arm and hand protection, safety vests, belts, climbing pads, and harnesses. It is extremely unsafe for an untrained person to trim trees around power lines so it is most important that you contact a PSC arborist.

There are numerous ways to find information on an Arborist Portland area. You can check the yellow pages of your local telephone directory under tree service or Arborist. You could also do an Internet search using a popular search engine such as Google or Bing and search for Arborist Portland or Arborist. Another great site to try is Angie’s List. This site provides reviews on various local businesses such as Arborist Portland area.

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