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Why Hire an Arborist for Tree Mitigation


“An arborist by definition is an individual who is trained in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining individual trees.” ( An ISA Certified Arborist is someone who has passed a nongovernmental, voluntary exam that documents their base of knowledge in the tree care industry.

Can an ISA Certified Arborist provide more than a Mitigation Report?

You’re preparing to break ground on what is most likely a valuable investment opportunity. Many, many details make up these plans, and one of them should be to hire an ISA Certified Arborist to perform a tree survey and provide you with a written evaluation of their findings so that the developer can create a tree mitigation rate.
The eval should include the following;
  • What types of trees already exist on the lot
  • How many trees, total, are on the lot
  • What trees are considered “high risk.”
Fun Fact: “Tree mitigation is the act of compensating for healthy tree removal by planting a proportionate number of replacement trees on a site based upon the species and size of each existing tree that is lost or taking other actions to restore and biologically enhance existing green-space” (

Why is a Mitigation Report Valuable and How can a Certified Arborist Help?

Typically, in a new development, 5-10% of the entire budget is designated to landscaping. This includes everything from the watering system to the trees you decide to replace or keep! An ISA Certified Arborist has the knowledge and experience to provide you with an accurate evaluation that protects the trees you desire to keep and inform you of the trees that are high risk and should be removed before breaking ground.
When you choose to keep a healthy, mature tree rather than replace it, you can expect the following;
  • 5-20% increase in home value
  • Lower heating/cooling bill from the shade or wind-break the tree provides. (Trees reduce yearly heating and cooling costs by 2.1 billion dollars.)
  • Increased privacy, a natural sound barrier from the road or neighbors.
Fun Fact: Neighborhoods with trees have a decreased crime rate!
While there’s no such thing as a completely risk-free tree, an ISA Certified Arborist can provide you with a plan of action to properly care for your existing trees so that the reward for keeping them far outweighs the risk.

“Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns.” 


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In addition to our written evaluation, we have an experienced and professional crew ready to make it happen!

Our team exists to provide exceptional tree care using the best practices for the tree and our client’s needs. Not only are our arborists experienced, trustworthy professionals, but they have taken their craft a step further to become ISA Certified. As a team, we seek to provide you with solutions that keep you, your family, and your property safe. We hope, by delivering on our promises, to gain your trust and develop a long-lasting tree care relationship with you! We serve both commercial and residential properties located in Lake Leesburg, Lady Lake, Fruitland Park, The Villages, Wildwood, and Oxford, FL.

Cultivate better trees for tomorrow by having them assessed today!