If you're looking to work on trees in Texas, the most respected and sought after credential is an ISA arborist certification. To get the tools and knowledge you need to pass the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certified arborist exam, you can access the Texas Certification Exam Tree Master Lists in PDF format. Additionally, the Texas Forest Service has a Tree Identification Website and Presentation of Tree Identification Slides from the Texas Forest Service in PDF format (1.6 M). For those looking to expand their arborist certification to include the management of trees on public property, there is also a municipal arborist specialist credential.
When it comes to tree care, it's essential to make sure that the professional you hire is properly insured. Learn about the two types of insurance coverage that certified Texas arborists should have: general liability and workers' compensation.
This article explains the difference between a dendrologist and an arborist. Dendrologists specialize in tree identification and classification, while arborists specialize in tree care.