Forecon Arborist Is Credentialed

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Craig A. Vollmer employed by FORECON Inc. Forestry & Natural Resource Consultants of Falconer recently earned the ISA Certified Arborist credential by successfully completing the Certified Arborist exam administered by the International Society of Arboriculture and the local chapter ISA.

The ISA Credentialing Program is a voluntary program designed to test an individual’s degree of knowledge in the field of arboriculture. Individuals are required to pass an exam that certifies their knowledge about tree care and maintenance. Certification is valid for three years, and individuals are required to obtain continuing education units.

The program is designed to increase the standard of practice in the tree care industry and to promote the professional development of practicing arborists. Credentialing also assists the public in assuring that tree care professionals are qualified. ISA Certified Arborists agree to a code of ethics and are provided a verification card with their certification number. When contracting for tree care work, contact arborists who hold an ISA credential. Verification of credential holders is available online at www.isa-arbor.com.

The international Society of Arboriculture, headquartered in Champaign, Ill., U.S., is a nonprofit professional organization supporting tree care research and education around the world. As part of ISA’s dedication to care and preservation of shade and ornamental trees, it offers the only internationally recognized certification program in the industry. For more information about ISA and certified arborists, visit www.isa-arbor.com. To promote the importance of arboriculture and help educate the public about the value of proper tree care, ISA also manages the consumer education website TreesAreGood (www.treesaregood.org)

Vollmer is a regional manager and chief forester/arborist for FORECON Inc., a natural resource and forestry consulting firm, headquartered in Falconer. FORECON Inc. offers urban and community forestry services to municipalities, golf course, cemeteries, and home owners in the areas of tree inventory and planning, constructions site tree protection, tree health and risk assessment, damage appraisal and tree pest management.