What is an ISA Certified Arborist?

Is a professional who has demonstrated basic knowledge to inspect trees and perform tree care, obtaining a voluntary certification from the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). Certified arborists provide consulting services in several areas of the Tree care industry. For assistance in locating a Certified Arborist, use the ISA Find an Arborist tool and the American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA) website.

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1. What is an Existing Tree/Major Vegetation?
2. Is the Tree Protection Plan the only requirement for development regarding Protected Trees?
3. Why trees should be protected?
4. Can the City Arborist provide recommendations for development projects?
5. What is an ISA Certified Arborist?
6. What is a Project Arborist?
7. Is a Tree Protection Plan always required when building near a Protected Tree?
8. What happens if a Protected Tree is damaged?
9. How do I calculate the Tree Protection Zone?
10. When is an Arborist Report required?
11. Is the Arborist Report and TPP the same thing?
12. What is the format of an Arborist Report?
13. Is a permit required to remove Protected Trees?
14. Where can I apply for a tree removal permit?
15. Where can I get answers to additional questions?