Tree Removal Service Des Moines
Tree Service Des Moines

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Tree Service Des Moines, Iowa.

       The use of Tree Service in Des Moines is common to most home owners. Our Tree Canopy in Iowa is a treasure to be proud of, and with that treasure comes responsibility. The responsibility is often shifted to your local area Tree Service. As a society we have come to use the words "Tree Service" like a title, as opposed to, a definition. That brings us to our next question.

                  What is the definition of Tree Service?

Tree Service is generally defined is "Tree Care that uses various methods practiced in Arboriculture." Those methods include the following.

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  • Tree Pruning 
  •        Tree Pruning and Tree Trimming are Synonyms used to describe the act of removing part of a Tree through intentional cutting. This Removal should be administered by a Trained and Properly Equipped Professional in the Field of Arboriculture.  
  • Soil Management 
  •        Soil Management is best described as the supervision of soil quality and action of amending the soil by addition or subtraction to change the composition. i.e. Changing Nutrients, Pore Space, Horizons, Living Organisms or Material to enhance the soil.   
  • Supplemental Support Systems 
  •        Supplemental Support Systems in Arboriculture are the Addition of Mechanisms to Assist the Tree with weight due to deficiency or risk. Most common are Tree Cabling and Tree Bracing. 
  • Lightning Protection Systems 
  •        A Lightning Protection System is the use of conductors on a Tree to prevent or limit the damage from lightning strikes.
  • Integrated Pest Management 
  •        Integrated Pest Management or IPM in Arboriculture is the control or reduction of pests using techniques such as biological controls (use of other organisms), chemical application (insecticides and fungicides), mechanical manipulation, changing of cultural practices and host resistance through cultivation. 
  • Tree Risk Assessment 
  •        Tree Risk Assessment is the Assessment of a Trees Structure to identify, analyze and evaluate risk. Treatment varies based on Target and Context consultation of tree owner.
  • Tree Planting 
  •        Tree Planting in Arboriculture is the moving of trees to a new location using the methods outlined in the ANSI Standard Practices for Transplanting. 
  • Tree Management 
  •        Tree Management is the oversight and administering of practices outlined in Arboriculture by an Arborist to manipulate trees.

What is expected of an Arborist?

       Arborists are generally expected to have a level of education and training as laid out by the ISA Certifications and Tree Services are expected to have the Accreditation and Training of the TCIA. Both organizations contribute to the regulation of Tree Care practices. 

  • The ISA (International Society Arboriculture) Certifies Arborists in a Society with Standards of Conduct, Experience, Education and Testing. Check our Arborist Certification here. 
  • The TCIA (Tree Care Industry Association) provides training in the many expansive areas of Arboriculture. 
       Here at Olson Tree Care we are proud to be Certified by the ISA and have completed Tree Care Specialist Certificates with the TCIA. This level of Certification is generally the pinnacle of Tree Care and offers a customer the confidence that the highest standards are being sought after in the care of their trees.

          Olson Tree Care has developed a customer first Tree Service. With an ISA Certified Arborist on staff you can trust that the broad spectrum of Arboriculture is fully understood. If the answer to your question is not in hand we know how to find it and will utilize our available resources in Arboriculture or refer you to someone who can help.

          Most Tree Trimming Services in Des Moines, Iowa will consist of the above and much more. It is our hope to offer you specialized servicing of your tree while developing a relationship of trust. Over time we expect to remember you, your trees and your needs as well as we remember our own.