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Why Your Commercial Landscape Service Should Have a Board-Certified Master Arborist

Posted : October 6, 2021

Your commercial landscape service shouldn’t just take care of your garden and lawn, but your trees as well. 

That’s where a board-certified master arborist comes in. 

What is a Board-Certified Master Arborist? 

An arborist is a trained professional in the management, cultivation, and study of individual trees and shrubs and typically focuses on the health and safety of plants and trees. A Board-Certified Master Arborist (BCMA) is the highest possible designation an arborist can receive in the industry. The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) developed this certification to differentiate the top arborists with exceptional credentials and keep arborists up-to-date on new information and trends in the field.

Qualifications of a BCMA

To qualify for the exam for certification, an arborist must have between three to five years of experience, advanced education in the field, and a thorough understanding of landscape plants. BCMAs also must meet the qualifications for renewal of their certification which ensures that they continue to be aware of the latest practices and standards.

A Board-Certified Master Arborist has a vast understanding of the science that goes into caring for plants, including soil and environmental factors, diagnostic tools and processes, plant identification, water capacity, organic matter, along with many other subjects. In addition, they are experienced in standard safety procedures such as climbing techniques and removal of equipment, water management, soil treatments, and installation.

BCMAs are also aware of various management practices, including industry standards, laws and regulations, ethics, components of a landscape or management plan, implementation and maintenance of projects, tree risk assessments and factors relating to tree risk, and more.

Benefits of a BCMA for Commercial Landscape Service

Having a Board-Certified Master Arborist ensures that your company can perform anything necessary to care for trees. Not all arborists can do all of the same things a BCMA can. Some arborists only provide consulting services, while others can only perform climbing, planting, and pruning. In addition, many commercial property owners, industrial sites, and municipal properties require a BCMA for their commercial landscape service to handle all their tree care needs due to concerns with project and worker safety. This helps reduce liability issues. A basic arborist may create problems with liability due to improper care technique, safety issues, and poor workmanship.

Having a BCMA available to you ensures that your arborist can appropriately perform all of the necessary tasks to offer the highest quality care available for trees, shrubs, vines, and other woody plants. Since you have invested a lot in your landscape design, don’t you owe it to yourself to hire a landscape contractor with a BCMA on staff?

Contact Aeroscape Property Maintenance & Landscaping

At Aeroscape Property Maintenance, we know that as your chosen commercial landscape service, we need to care for your entire property. That’s we have tree and shrub care experts on staff, in addition to a Board-Certified Master Arborist that can assist you with all of your landscaping and property maintenance needs. Contact us today to get your free quote and see what Aeroscape can do for you. We serve Salt Lake City down to Provo, Utah.