What is a Certified Arborist?
An arborist by definition is an individual who is trained in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining individual trees. ISA arborist certification is a nongovernmental, voluntary process by which individuals can document their level of knowledge. It operates without mandate of law and is an internal, self-regulating device administered by the International Society of Arboriculture. Certification provides a measurable assessment of an individual's knowledge and competence required to provide proper tree care.
Dan is a native to Spokane; throughout his life he has always had a passion for plants, trees, and nature. After a 10 year career in the ski industry in Vail, CO he went to school and received a degree in Horticulture and Landscape Design. He also studied Fine Art for a year and creates many beautiful and functional pieces out of repurposed scraps from tree removals. Dan worked for Davey Tree in Nashville, TN after college for several years before returning to Spokane to continue his tree career in his hometown. He has been an ISA Certified Arborist since 2004 and taking care of trees professionally ever since. Dan is also an ISA certified Tree Risk Assessor. In 2020 he took on the title of "Professor". Dan teaches the Pruning and Climbing classes at his alma mater, Spokane Community College.
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