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Discussion in 'Homeowner Helper Forum' started by mh9162013, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. mh9162013

    mh9162013 ArboristSite Member

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    I live in western Kentucky and have a nice back yard with a lot of tree cover around the property boundaries. I'd like to have an arborist or other tree professional come out and help identify what trees we have and maybe do some heavy trimming or select felling to give the yard a bit more sun light. So my questions are:

    - Any recommendations on who I could hire in this area?
    - Any questions or key points I should ask or look for when deciding on who to hire?

    I don't know if this is the best place to ask this question, but I've been a lurker for a while and know there is a lot of knowledge and experience here.

    Thanks!
     
  2. ryanredvers

    ryanredvers ArboristSite Lurker

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    if they have been an arborist for longer that's better bigtime. over 10 years is good. over 20 is better. definately a certified arborist though. they should be able to identify most or all of your species unless you have a very unique collection. Better if you can make sense of what they are saying when it gets complicated, and it should get complicated to some degree when pruning heavy and working a large group of trees near a house where landscaping, privacy, shade and conservation all come into play.

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    mh9162013 ArboristSite Member

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    I'll keep those pointers in mind, thanks

    EDIT: Is there a standard organization that certifies arborists? If there are more than one, is there a certain type of certification to look for or avoid?
     
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  5. mh9162013

    mh9162013 ArboristSite Member

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    Thanks for the link.
     

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