The Science of Arboriculture: Why Choose ISA- Certified Arborists?

ISA- Certified arborists bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to tree care, backed by rigorous training and ongoing education in the science of arboriculture. Their specialized understanding of tree biology, health, and management ensures that trees receive the highest quality care tailored to their specific needs. To invest in the health and longevity of your trees and benefit from a team’s commitment to industry best practices and standards, hire certified arborists.

What is An Arborist And What Do They Do?

Arborists are highly skilled professionals specializing in the cultivation, management, and study of trees, shrubs, and other woody plants. They have expertise in tree biology, physiology, and health, allowing them to diagnose tree issues accurately and recommend appropriate treatments. Arborists perform a wide range of tree services, including pruning, tree removal, planting, and tree risk assessment. They also provide valuable advice on tree selection, maintenance, and preservation techniques. 

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What Does ISA- Certified Arborist Mean?

The ISA, or International Society of Arboriculture, is a globally recognized organization dedicated to promoting the professional practice of arboriculture. ISA certification is a credential awarded to arborists who have demonstrated a high level of knowledge and skill in tree care through examination and experience. This certification signifies expertise in areas such as tree biology, pruning, tree risk assessment, and tree care equipment operation. Choosing an ISA-certified arborist ensures that you’re working with a qualified professional committed to upholding industry standards and best practices in tree care.

Benefits of Hiring ISA-Certified Arborists

Not all tree care professionals offer the same quality of care. Certified arborists stand out in the tree care industry for their rigorous training and expertise. Unlike other tree care professionals, they have undergone comprehensive testing and training to demonstrate their knowledge and skills.

  • Tree Expertise: ISA-certified arborists undergo rigorous training and testing to demonstrate their knowledge and proficiency in tree care practices.
  • Professionalism: Certified arborists adhere to industry standards and best practices, ensuring high-quality service delivery.
  • Comprehensive Services: ISA-certified arborists are equipped to handle a wide range of tree care needs, from pruning and planting to diagnosis and treatment of tree diseases.
  • Focus on Safety: Certified arborists prioritize safety in all aspects of their work, reducing the risk of accidents or property damage during tree care operations.
  • Improved Tree Health: With their specialized training, ISA-certified arborists can assess tree health accurately and recommend appropriate treatments to promote vitality and longevity.
  • Environmental Stewardship: Certified arborists are committed to sustainable tree management practices, promoting the health and resilience of urban forests and natural ecosystems.
  • Peace of Mind: Hiring an ISA-certified arborist provides peace of mind, knowing that your trees are in the hands of qualified professionals dedicated to their care and well-being.

ISA- Certified Arborists Can Make a Significant Impact 

Client Success Story:

The Blackhawk operation showcased an impressive demonstration of efficiency and precision in tree removal. The client’s property hosted an unruly Bradford Pear tree that had experienced explosive growth, necessitating removal. The operation involved a well-coordinated team employing specialized equipment to execute the task swiftly and effectively.


To remove an overgrown Bradford Pear tree and ensure minimal disruption to the client’s property.


  1. Preparation and Planning: The crew meticulously planned the operation, allocating specific tasks to each member to optimize workflow.
  2. Execution: The crew arrived with a large team, with a majority focusing on preparatory tasks such as laying protective wood and clearing debris while a select few concentrated on the tree removal itself.
  3. Utilization of Specialized Equipment: A large crane was brought in to assist in lifting and removing sizable portions of the tree. Additionally, a chipper was stationed nearby to break down the removed matter efficiently.
  4. Adaptability: Upon discovering an additional smaller tree leaning against the house, the crew leader offered to remove it at a fair price, leveraging the existing setup to maximize efficiency.
  5. Completion and Final Touches: The entire operation, from setup to completion, was accomplished in a remarkable 90 minutes. After the tree removal, the team meticulously cleaned the area, using leaf blowers to restore the lawn’s appearance.

Blackhawk Tree Services is The Triangle’s Preferred ISA-Certified Arborist

Blackhawk Tree Services, Inc. has provided tree care and removal services for homeowners and businesses throughout Raleigh and the Research Triangle area, including Apex, Morrisville, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, and Holly Springs. We are a full-service tree specialist that is fully licensed and insured to handle anything from pruning to health and risk assessments, tree removal, emergency services, stump grinding, and beyond. Blackhawk focuses on getting the job done right without wasting your time.

Don’t compromise on the health and beauty of your trees—reach out to Blackhawk Tree Services today to schedule a consultation with our team of ISA-certified arborists and experience the difference firsthand.