An arborist is a specialist in the care on individual trees. Arborists are knowledgeable about the needs of trees, and are trained and equipped to provide proper care. Hiring an arborist is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Proper tree care is an investment which can lead to substantial returns. Well cared for 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 only be done by those trained and equipped to safely work in trees.
In Maine it is required by law that any individuals who advertise, solicit, contract, or in any way engage for compensation in the business of an arborist, or make representation as being able to do so, must be licensed by the State of Maine.
Information credited from the Maine Arborist Association website. (2014)(http://www.mainearborist.org/6694.html)