Don Churchill Becomes Board Certified Master Arborist

Garpiel StaffNews

By Don Churchill

This winter I was able to achieve a higher certification level through the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). I have maintained my

ISA Certified Arborist certification for the past 15 years by attending numerous seminars and training classes. Every three years, I am required to attend at least 30 hours of training, either through seminars and classes, to keep my certification. All the knowledge I have gained over the past 15 years was built upon the foundation I acquired at Michigan Tech studying forestry, and ultimately culminated in this new certification, Board Certified Master Arborist (BCMA).

The BCMA certification is ISA’s pinnacle credential, reserved for those who truly have a passion for trees and have dedicated their careers to arboriculture. It helps those who attain it to stand out in the industry as the consummate professional, always aware of the best management practices in the areas of tree care, safety, business and client relations. Furthermore, BCMAs are required to attend at least 60 hours of training every three years to maintain the credential, ensuring they are always in front of the latest news and trends in the industry.

This will allow Garpiel Group to better serve our clients’ needs. It will allow us to provide exceptional service while raising the bar for tree care throughout our communities.