Seacoast Tree Care’s Crew Leader Attains Industry Certification

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Seacoast Tree Care’s Matt Rinard recently earned the I.S.A. Certified Arborist credential, furthering the tree-service company’s commitment to their Seacoast New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and southern Maine communities.

Matt Rinard, Tree Crew Leader with Seacoast Tree Care in NH.
I could have a thousand awards and certifications, but the only thing that really matters is how the client feels at the end of the project.

Rinard, tree-crew leader, earned the International Society of Arboriculture (I.S.A.) Certified Arborist credential by successfully exceeding the required hours, and passing the I.S.A. examination. This is Rinard’s first season with Seacoast Tree Care, and he is quickly becoming one the of the most recognized arborists in New England. In addition to this certification Rinard is fluent in tree biology, tree identification, tree nutrition, tree preservation, risk assessment and safe practices.

“It [the certification] is not about me” Rinard explained. “It’s about what clients should expect from any professional. I could have a thousand awards and certifications, but the only thing that really matters is how the client feels at the end of the project.”

When asked if he plans to reach BCMA certification - the highest level of excellence for certified arborists - Rinard jested, “I just want to be the best at what I do. If Dan [Mello] offers to give me my own office space to hang these certifications, well, I won’t say no.” If Rinard reaches BCMA certification, he will join Dan Mello, owner of Seacoast Tree Care, and only 2% of the world’s arborist at this level.

According to the I.S.A, to earn the Certified Arborist credential one must be trained and knowledgeable in all aspects of arboriculture. I.S.A. Certified Arborist have met all requirements to be eligible for the exam. Certification 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 wide range of topics, giving candidates flexibility in the arboricultural profession.

“Matt is a real treasure to us.” stated Dan Mello, certified arborist and owner of Seacoast Tree Care. “He is a natural leader and also one of our best climbers. It is rare to possess both of these traits in this industry. This is why he is so valuable to our operation as well as to our clients.”

About Seacoast Tree Care
Led by certified arborists and staffed with a team of college educated professionals, Seacoast Tree Care is recognized as the Seacoast’s leading full­ service tree care provider. Expert prevention and maintenance of all tree and shrub species has created an unsurpassed reputation with discerning homeowners, commercial clients and landscaping professionals.

About International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), Headquartered in Champaign, III., U.S., is a nonprofit professional organization supporting tree care research and education around the world. As part of ISA's dedication to the care and preservation of shade and ornamental trees, it offers the only internationally-recognized certification program in the industry. For more information about ISA and Tree Risk Assessment Qualification, visit To promote the importance of arboriculture and help educate the public about the value of proper tree care, ISA also manages the consumer education website

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