An arborist, also known as an arboriculturist, is a professional in the practice of arboriculture, which is the cultivation, management, and study of individual trees, shrubs, vines, and other perennial woody plants in dendrology and horticulture. They study the biomechanics of trees. How they grow, reactions to pruning, diseases, cultivate, decay, and all the practical aspects of tree surgery. Much like a family doctor, an arborist cares for the health of the entire tree from roots to leaf.
Arborists focus on the safety and health of individual plants and trees, rather than managing forests (the domains of forestry and silviculture) or harvesting wood. An arborist’s scope of work is therefore distinct from that of either a forester or a logger, though the professions share much in common.
Whether you are looking to use Jacob’s Ladder Tree Tech or searching for an arborist, it is imperative to hire an ISA certified arborist. One mistake when trimming can cause irreversible damage and in many cases removal of your tree. The International Society of Arboriculture or ISA is a board of master arborists with decades of combined experience which set the standards for the industry. To qualify to take the ISA exam you need to have a minimum of 3 years in the industry, pass an exam and take continued education classes to make sure your up to date on the latest standards.
Another is to reference the Commercial Contractors Board for an active license to confirm the contractor has insurance and bond coverage. This will also inform you if your desired contractor has any formal complaints or disciplinary actions made over the last 10 years.
To confirm the arborist has a valid ISA Certification or an Active CCB license then refer to the links below to search and be informed.
Jacob – Owner of Jacob’s Ladder Tree Tech
ISA Certification ID is: PN-7960A
CCB License Number: 215949
You can verify the arborist here:
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TERRIFIC! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Can't say enough great things about this company! The owner and employees were exceptionally respectful, worked diligently and responsibly, and their prices were reasonable. All my future tree trimming/cutting will be done by this excellent company.
Review by Jan M.
Jacob’s Ladder team do such a wonderful job! They are kind, considerate, professional and always in a positive place. Most importantly, they share information and point out other potential issues that may cause more safety issues down the road. We have trust in Jacob’s Ladder to provide the best service on time, every time!
Review by Jo G.
Wow! From start to finish, Jacob and his team were as professional and as courteous as I have experienced. His communication and his teams thorough commitment to satisfying our tree removal needs are appreciated! In a world with diminished focus on service and performance, I was so very delighted to have Jacob's Ladder remove 6 large trees from our property. If given the chance, I will recommend them to anyone needing tree removal service. So glad that we chose them!
Review by Mike M.
Jacob came out and walked through and inspected every tree. He made recommendations and how he would handle each one. He knew the strengths and weaknesses. Jacob arrived on time with a plan to be the most efficient and safest he could be. He was thorough on cleanup and that chipper my oh my. We removed 6 trees over a less than 16 hours wow.....I highly recommend Jacob who I know personally to be a fair man who will go the extra mile to do a great job!!!!!! Thanks again
Review by Steve M.
Jacob's Ladder Tree Service did an outstanding job from beginning to end. The crew was very professional and polite. Our trees look so much better now and our ugly dead tree in the back yard is now gone. It was fun watching you top the tree. I would highly recommend their service.
Review by Patrick R.
These guys did an incredible job both on trimming one large tree and removing another. The crew were a delight to work with and completed the work and all the clean up with a minimum of disruption to our property. I would highly recommend them and will for sure use them again as needed.
Review by Vivienne E.
Awesome and professional. A snow storm fell a large cedar tree across our house power line. Pacific Power took care of the line itself, and Jacob was very quick to respond with an onsite assessment and quote, and wedge the job into his busy schedule. Everything was clearly explained, and he and his co-worker were very professional and properly equipped while on-site. Invoicing by e-mail and payment online made it easy to close things out.
Review by Thomas G.
...It pays to have the right tools and experience hence why this is a successful business... Recommend to absolutely anybody to everybody.
Thanks!!!! Great Business.
Review by Roger A.
Service: Tree Trimming
I had 4 large trees removed and a neighbors overhanging limb removed. All the work was done professionally and safely with no damage to all property's involved. Jacob and his small business will be on my go to list for all my future maintenance work.
Review by John Z. in Salem, OR
We are very happy with Jacob and his professional excellent work. He cut down 3 dying Maples and the job was done quickly and efficiently. We highly recommend Jacob to anyone needing tree service.
Review by Barbara J.
Jacob recently finished a job at our home. We couldn’t be more pleased with his work. He loves his job and his work shows it. We would recommend him to anyone looking for “tree service”.
Review by Jeanette S.
They did a great job getting a massive tree out of my backyard that was dying and could have been a hazard in winter months. They got it done in 2.5 days. They had to remove several fences, but put them back just as they were before. I didn’t get estimates from anyone else but I feel their price was fair for the work put in.
Review by Kambria G.
On time, very knowledgeable and professional. Job well done, will hire again as needed.
Jacob H.'s reply
Thank you for your support James! Let us know how those plumbs respond 😉
Review by James C.
Although the work has not been done yet. Jacob was beyond professional and courteous, he tried to save me money as opposed to several others I got bids from. Both my wife and I am impressed with his demeanor and knowledge
Review by Gabe F.
Very knowledgeable and professional service! Jake really cares about the job he does and has an insane amount of knowledge on trees haha! Definitely recommended to get the job done correctly and for a fair price!
Review by Lizzo M.
Kyle & Melissa R.
Fantastic service. Jacob listened to me and help me understand the options for what needed to be done. Excellent customer service
Review by James C.
Jacob and his team were fantastic! Jacob took the time to walk me through each tree and where it needed attention. I will be using this company in the future for my tree maintenance! Thanks Jacob and team!
Review by Carissa R.
Did a nice job trimming my trees, eas to work with, reasonable rates, followed up to see if I liked the work. Would use them again.
Review by Jeff W.