The ISA Credentialing Program is a voluntary program designed to test an individual's degree of knowledge in the field of arboriculture. The ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) is the only ISA credential that requires individuals to take a designated course. To earn the qualification upon completion of the course, individuals must pass an exam that includes both a written and field component to test their knowledge of tree risk assessment. To maintain the qualification, individuals must take the course and pass the exam every five years.
"Continuing professional education is a priority for our company," says Ken Almstead, CEO. "We want our arborists to provide the best possible service to our clients. This means constantly assimilating new research and techniques into our knowledge base. Having 5 of our arborists qualified by the ISA in Tree Risk Assesment is an indication of our ongoing commitment to training, both through professional organizations and in-house."
The credentialing program is designed to increase the standards of practice and safety in the tree care industry and to promote the professional development of individual practicing arborists. Credentialing also assists the public in identifying qualified tree care professionals.
About Almstead Tree & Shrub Care co.
Family owned and operated, Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co. celebrates its 50th year in 2014; the company has been serving homeowners, businesses and communities in the tri-state area since 1964. Services include: tree pruning and removal, tree risk assessment, plant health care, lawn care using organic or traditional programs, tick and mosquito control, custom blend fertilization, horticultural consulting and disease and pest management. Headquartered in New Rochelle, NY, Almstead has locations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Almstead can be reached at 914-576-0193 or online at http://www.almstead.com.
The international Society of Arboriculture (ISA), headquartered in Champaign Ill., is a nonprofit professional organization supporting tree care research and education around the world. As part of ISA's dedication to the care and preservation of shade and ornamental trees, it offers the only internationally-
Ken Almstead, CEO, Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co., New Rochelle NY
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