Kevin Songer, JD, LEED® AP, ISA recently demonstrated professional competency by successfully completing the Certified Arborist/Municipal Specialist examination administered through the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and the local chapter of the ISA. The purpose of the ISA Certification Program is to improve the level of knowledge and standard of practice within the tree care profession. It is designed to assist the public in identifying those professionals in arboriculture who have demonstrated, through a professionally developed examination and education program, a thorough knowledge of tree care practices. All Certified Arborists/Municipal Specialists carry a wallet identification card for verification. Certification is valid for three years. The ISA program tests and certifies an individual’s knowledge in the field of Arboriculture. The International Society of Arboriculture is a scientific and educational organization devoted to the dissemination of information in the care and preservation of shade and ornamental trees. ISA’s Certification Program is designed to promote the professional development of those involved in the field of arboriculture or tree care. When contracting for your tree care needs, contact individuals who are certified through this voluntary program.