About Platte Valley Arborist

Platte Valley Arborist is owned and operated by Eric Coghill.
Eric attended the college of forestry at Colorado State University. Eric has been in the tree
and plant care industry for 2
7 years and decided to go into business for himself in 2000.
Eric is very passionate about the importance of trees, and educating the public on the
proper tree care and maintenance. Eric is certified by the International Society of
Arboriculture and is also a member. Eric maintains his certification yearly by attending
seminars, classes and taking exams.
Platte Valley Arborist comes highly recommended, they have the experience and
knowledge you can trust to maintain your property investments. We are looking forward to
servicing you and you joining our long list of pleased and returning customers! For your
protection, Platte Valley Arborist is a fully licensed and insured company.

What is the International Society of Arboriculture?

The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) was founded in 1924 and has served the
tree care industry for over seventy years as scientific and educational non-profit
organization. ISA supports tree care around the world and is dedicated to the care and
preservation of shade and ornamental trees. This organization continues to be a dynamic
medium through which arborists around the world share their experiences and knowledge
for the benefit of society. Aligned on many fronts with other green organizations, ISA is
working hard to foster a better understanding of trees and tree care through research and
the education of professionals as well as global efforts to inform tree care consumers.

For more information, please visit http://www.isa-arbor.com/about/about.aspx.
What is a Certified Arborist?

An arborist is a specialist in the care of individual trees. Arborists are knowledgeable
about the needs of trees and are trained and equipped to provide proper care. They are
specially trained to provide a variety to services to maintain trees. 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. They are also required to continue their education in order to maintain their
certification, ensuring their knowledge is updated on the latest arboriculture techniques.
Hiring an arborist is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Proper tree care is an
investment that can lead to substantial returns. Maintained trees are attractive and can
add considerable value to your property. Poorly maintained trees can be a significant
liability. Pruning or removing trees, especially large trees, can be dangerous work. Tree
work should be done only by those trained and equipped to work safely in trees.
Certification provides a measurable assessment of an individual’s knowledge and
competence required to provide proper tree care.