Richard King becomes licensed arborist

Richard King, project director of the property maintenance division of Wilton-based Hoffman Landscapes, recently earned his arborist credentials by successfully completing the Certified Arborist exam. The exam is administered by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and the local chapter of ISA.

ISA-certified arborists agree to a code of ethics and are provided a verification card with their certification number. This certification is one of six offered by the society and is designed to increase the standard of practice in the tree care industry.

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.

Mr. King has an extensive 30-year career in both residential and commercial landscaping. His comprehensive knowledge encompasses the full spectrum of native and ornamental plantings, trees and turf grasses. He holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences from SUNY Purchase, plus credits toward a master’s in horticulture. He is also a landscape industry certified manager, and a Connecticut-accredited nursery professional and a licensed pesticide supervisor for turf and ornamentals.


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