Part 3 of 3 - Green Careers
The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), the voluntary, non-profit, professional association for arborists, is consistently exploring ways to improve the profession and business relations within their community and among their peers.
One way they are doing this is by implementing an ISA Certified Arborist's Code of Ethics to provide arborists with a resource to help guide their day-to-day decisions and establish industry standards. The Code of Ethics also sets "appropriate and enforceable professional conduct standards, and explains the minimal ethical behavior requirements" for all individuals seeking ISA Arborist certification and those already certified.
The next time you are in need of of tree care services, consider what type of person you want pruning your trees and providing you with tree selection and long term care advice. I would opt for a highly educated and trained ISA certified arborist whose conduct is guided by a strong, industry supported Code of Ethics.
Read the full ISA Certified Arborists' Code of Ethics.