Alabama State Champion Live Oak Tree
In 2009 Chris Francis Landscapes and Tree Service was chosen to perform arboricultural services on the Alabama State Champion live oak (Quercus virginiana). Chris Francis Landscapes was invited back many times for additional work. Chris Francis was required to be on site at all times. The AL State Champ Tree has a trunk larger than most SUV's. The diameter exceeded ten feet, while the circumference exceeded thirty feet.
Chris Francis is an ISA Certified Arborist (#SO-6157A) and is Alabama State Licensed in: Tree Surgery, Landscape Design, Setting of Landscape Plants, and Ornamental & Turf Pest Control Supervisor. All of these certifications and licenses require education, experience, and examination; some require continuing education credits to maintain. The importance of licensing and certification cannot be stressed enough. Chris Francis has also received certificates from classes such as: Irrigation, Pond Construction, and Landscape Lighting. “Professionals” need to be able to provide proof of their professionalism.