ISA – International Society of Arboriculture
The ISA is the educational, research and technology branch of the industry, credentialing both Certified and Consulting Arborists. For the arborist, earning this credential is a voluntary action. For the consumer, identifying those arborists that have this credential indicates a knowledgeable, skillful, dedicated tree professional within your community.
ASCA – American Society of Consulting Arborists
ASCA represents and credentials individual Consulting Arborists – the authoritative experts on trees- with unique membership status. Continual education credits and an agreement to abide by the Standards of Professional Practice are required to maintain membership.
Wickes Arborists™ Owner, John Wickes, and Arborist Consultant Dean Dykeman, are both credentialed members of this very elite organization.
TCIA – Tree Care Industry Association
Accreditation by TCIA is a rigorous process by which a company strengthens the foundation of their business through evaluation of strict industry standards. Companies are required to meet strict criteria for professionalism, employee training, state and federal safety regulations, business ethics and consumer satisfaction. On-site audits are performed, aimed at protecting the consumer.
If you want to hire the best in the business, look for one that is TCIA accredited.
TRAQ – Tree Risk Assessment Qualification
The ISA TRAQ program educates and trains arborists in the fundamentals and standards of tree risk assessment. The qualifications promote the safety of people and property and gives the arborists the knowledge to provide tree owners with information which allows them to make informed decisions about the trees on their property.
CTSP – Certified Treecare Safety Professional
The CTSP program is the only safety credentialing program in the industry. Additional education affords an arborist the opportunity to become a safety expert in the tree care industry, preventing accidents, providing hazard and incident control and potentially saving lives.
New Jersey Certified Fertilizer Applicator
The state of New Jersey requires certification of fertilizer applicators so that certain standards are met when fertilizer is applied to turf. The program was developed to protect New Jersey surface and groundwaters from chemical applications of fertilizers. Arborists become certified by learning the proper use and calibration of fertilizer and educating themselves in the best management practices and understanding of appropriate, environmentally safe use of applications.
New York State Certified Nursery and Landscape Association, Inc.
Being a company member of this Association is an indication that they are dedicated to advancing the interests of New York’s landscape business, to promoting sound business practices and to being a leader in the evolution of sustainable communities.
New York and New Jersey Certified Pesticide Applicator
New York and New Jersey require that a Certified Pesticide Applicator License be obtained if you apply pesticides to property. The certification requires a definitive level of competency with regards to the safe use of pesticides, knowledge of potential hazards involved, an understanding of pest management control, and comprehension of applicable State and Federal pesticide laws and safety regulations.