Whitney Tree Service co-owner, Marilyn Ruseckas is now an ISA Certified Arborist!


Congratulations Marilyn!

TCIA Members Since 2001

December 5th, 2016



Adam Whitney & Matt Bristol of Whitney Tree Service recently completed the Tree Care Industry’s Electrical Hazard Awareness Program (EHAP). Congratulations!




To earn an ISA Certified Arborist® credential, you must be trained and knowledgeable in all aspects of arboriculture. ISA Certified Arborist® have met all requirements to be eligible for the exam, which includes three or more years of full-time, eligible, practical work experience in arboriculture and/or a degree in the field of arboriculture, horticulture, landscape architecture, or forestry from a regionally accredited educational institute. This certification covers a large number of topics giving the candidates flexibility in the arboricultural profession. A code of ethics for ISA Certified Arborists® strengthens the credibility and reliability of the work force. This certification is accredited by the American National Standards Institute, meeting and exceeding ISO 17024.



































Adam has been a Certified Tree Worker since 2008

To be a ISA Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist®, candidates must have the skill and endurance to climb trees, demonstrate high regard for safety, and be able to get the job done off the ground. This credential is different from the other certifications because you tested in both a classroom setting and a field setting. Candidates must have training in aerial rescue, CPR, and First Aid to obtain this certification.

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Our Qualifications

May 26th, 2014

International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist-Adam Whitney (2004-present)

International Society of Arboriculture Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist-Adam Whitney (2006-present)

International Society of Arboriculture Tree Risk Assessment Qualification-Adam Whitney (2014)

Electrical Hazard Awareness Program Certified-Adam Whitney & Matt Bristol (2012-present)

Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) Matt Bristol (2014)

All employees have current CPR-First Aid Training

Vermont Certified Pesticide Applicator-Marilyn Ruseckas (2009-present)

Member of The International Society of Arboriculture & The Tree Care Industry Association since 2001


TRAQ is an ISA qualification program that trains arborists how to use the methodologies outlined in the ISA Best Management Practices for Tree Risk Assessment. This qualification promotes the safety of people and property by providing a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk. The results of a tree risk assessment can provide tree owners and risk managers with the information to make informed decisions to enhance tree benefits, health, and longevity.

Obtaining the Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

The qualification consists of a 2-day educational course followed by a ½ day assessment that includes both a written and field component. It is required that you attend the course and successfully complete the assessment in order to receive this qualification.



To be eligible to register for the course and take the exam, you must have earned one of the following credentials:

  • ISA Certified Arborist or ISA Board Certified Master Arborist
  • European Tree Worker, European Tree Technician, Fachagrarwirt Baumpflege
  • AHC30810 Certificate III in Arboriculture (Australia), NZ National Certificate in Horticulture (Arboriculture) (Level 4)
  • United Kingdom Qualifications and Credit Framework Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in Arboriculture
  • Connecticut, Louisiana, and Rhode Island Arborist Licenses, Maryland Tree Experts, Massachusetts Certified Arborist, New Jersey Certified Tree Expert, New Hampshire Arborists Association Certified Arborist
  • SAF Certified Forester
  • An arboriculture or urban forestry degree that is part of a national qualifications framework or is from a college or university that is accredited or recognized under a system that is substantially similar to accreditation.

Matt Bristol, CTSP  Climbing in the Knoll Farm Cottonwood

Matt Bristol, CTSP Climbing in the Knoll Farm Cottonwood

To learn more about the EHAP Program click here