AFFILIATIONS

International Society of Arboriculture

The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) was founded in 1924 and has served the tree care industry for over 80 years as a scientific and educational non-profit organization. Brown Hill Tree Co. employees go through an arborist training program to become an ISA Certified Arborist. Our arborists are trained professionals that are knowledgeable and equipped to provide proper tree care. ISA Certified Arborists are individuals who have achieved a level of knowledge in the art and science of tree care through at least three years of experience and have passed a comprehensive examination. Brown Hill Tree Co. arborists are required to continue their education in order to maintain their ISA certification, ensuring that their knowledge is current on the latest in arboriculture techniques.

ISA certified arborists are specially trained to provide a variety of services to maintain trees.

Congratulations to Jon and Mary Pat for going a step beyond the certified arborist credential.

Mary pat Appel, ISA Certified Municipal Specialist- This certification is for professional arborists who are ISA Certified Arborists in good standing and have additional experience in the specialty area of urban trees. The municipal specialists work for cities and states, parks, contractors or consultants. One of the certification objectives is to provide the public and those in government with a means to identify those professionals who have demonstrated, through a professionally developed exam and education program, that they have a thorough knowledge of establishing and maintaining trees in a community.

Jon Brown, ISA Board Certified Master Arborist (BCMA)- This credential is designed for arborists who have reached the pinnacle of their profession. To sit for the exam, individuals must be a Certified Arborist in good standing and have obtained other prerequisites, or “points” defined by ISA. A minimum of eight points are required, obtained through measurable experience, formal education, related credentials, or professional experience. The computer-based exam covers science, practice and management. At the present time there are 19 BCMA arborists in the state of Pennsylvania, but only one located in Northeast Pa.

New Contractor Registration

Brown Hill Tree Company is registered with Pennsylvania’s Attorney General’s Office, as required by Pennsylvania’s Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act, as a home improvement contractor. Our registration number is PA023763. You can obtain verification of a contractors registration by calling 1-888-520-6680. For more information visit http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/hic.aspx on the web. It’s THE LAW. For your protection make sure your contractor is registered with the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General as a Home Improvement Contractor.

Tree Care Industry Association

TCIA Accreditation is a consumer confidence program administered by the Tree Care Industry Association – America’s oldest and most respected tree care trade association. The TCIA Accreditation program is built on the threefold foundation of
ethics, quality, and consumer confidence.
Since 1938, the Tree Care Industry Association has been conducting educational programs and creating standards and best business practices to help tree care companies provide the highest levels of service to homeowners. The TCIA Accreditation program is a voluntary program that credentials companies which
meet stringent criteria for professionalism, employee training, state and federal safety regulations, business ethics and customer satisfaction. Under the process, businesses undergo an extensive review and a comprehensive audit of professional and business practices aimed at safeguarding consumers.
Accreditation is the only business practices and compliance audit program for tree care companies in America. Brown Hill Tree Co. was proud to have completed their accreditation on February 10th, 2009 becoming the 9th Accredited Company in the state of Pennsylvania!

Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce

The Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization owned and operated by business leaders who care about our community, the Wyoming County Chamber’s mission is threefold: to promote business growth in Wyoming County, to serve members with personal and professional development opportunities, and to affect public policy decisions to the benefit of the Wyoming County business community.