Enhancing tree preservation and maintenance practices is why Andy Post, certified arborist, has started his own business.
A.P. Tree Care is the first business Post has started after 12 years of working alongside certified arborists. Post provides tree care pruning, removal, planting, mulching techniques, cabling and bracing, insect and disease diagnostics and deep-root fertilizing services.
''Having worked in the tree care industry - primarily residential and commercial - for 12 years, I was soon to realize that residents in our area need a tree care company that concentrates on tree preservation and maintenance practices rather than immediate tree removal,'' he said. ''Yes, under certain circumstances trees must be removed, (when they are) hazardous trees, trees too close to buildings and structures, when additions are add to homes or businesses or severe lightning strike. What many people may not know is that there are several techniques, strategies, tools and steps that can be implemented for saving and preserving trees, shrubs and ornamentals.''
Andy Post, A.P. Tree Care owner, is a certified arborist who provides tree care services like pruning, removal, planting, mulching techniques, cabling and bracing, insect and disease diagnostics and deep-root fertilizing. For a free estimate and more information, call 269-4711.
Post said by performing a structure prune, relieving compaction around a tree's root zone or applying fertilizer through deep-root injection, people can enhance a tree's life.
''With 12 years of experience and becoming an International Society of Arboriculture certified arborist in 2008, I am going to continue creating a tree company that is structured around professionalism, safe-working practices and customer satisfaction,'' he said.
Post has an associate degree in soil sciences and is working on his commercial pesticides license. He received his arborist certification by working in real-world situations with other arborists. He also remains certified by attending seminars to continue his education by learning new techniques and information.
Certified arborists are individuals who have achieved knowledge in the art and science of tree care through experience and by passing an examination developed by the nation's leading experts on tree care.
Becoming an certified arborist is a voluntary process through which individuals can measure their knowledge and competence required to provide proper tree care. International Society of Arboriculture certification is not government sponsored or government endorsed. It is administered as a way for tree care professionals to demonstrate their commitment to the profession and the industry.
''I learned a lot by working with other tree companies, but now I want to provide a better service. I want to take tree care service to a higher standard,'' he said.
For a free estimate and consultation, contact Post at 269-4711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Post said he works around the client's schedule for the free one-on-one consultation.