Hiring an Arborist

Arborists are tree experts and are specifically trained in determining tree health and safety. If you’re unsure about the status of one or some of your community’s trees (or your own!) you may want to consult an arborist.  The International Society of Arboriculture administers the industry standard for professional credentials for practicing arborists; the ISA Certified Arborist program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute. The resources below can help you navigate through your decision to hire an arborist and where to find one.

Why Hire an Arborist? Learn about services that arborists provide, criteria for selecting an arborist, and the benefits of hiring an ISA Certified Arborist.

Find an Arborist is an online database that allows you to search for ISA Certified Arborists based on location or credential.  

New England ISA is the local chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) that supports the education and art of arboriculture.

Vermont also has licensed consulting foresters that can help you manage your woodlot or forested land.  

If you are specifically interested in hiring an arborist to protect an ash tree on your property from emerald ash borer, we have developed a contact list of ISA Certified Arborists in Vermont that are certified to apply systemic insecticides and are offering ash protection services.