We recommend getting your trees inspected by one of our three ISA-certified arborists to make sure you’re not at immediate risk.
The ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) offers the Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) as an instructor-led credential that demonstrates professional knowledge in tree risk assessment through participation in a training course and passing its accompanying exam. The TRAQ program offers tree care professionals the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the fundamentals of tree risk assessment by learning a standardized, systematic process for assessing tree risk and providing information to tree owners and risk managers for making informed decisions that will promote the safety of people and property and enhance tree benefits, health, and longevity. Through education and training, arborists will learn strategies to systematically identify and assess tree risk.
The qualified professional will:
- be proficient with the fundamentals of limited-visual and basic tree risk assessment, as defined in ISA’s Best Management Practices: Tree Risk Assessment;
- understand the principles of advanced diagnostic techniques for assessing tree risk;
- gather and synthesize information needed to assess tree risk; and
- make reasoned judgments and recommendations for mitigating identified risk.