Maintains trees and woody plants to ensure their healthy, safe and attractive condition, including chemical applications, repair, wiring, fertilization, watering, pruning and disposal of any dead, diseased or declining trees or other woody plants. Perform arborist functions to clients such as landscaping companies, universities, and gardening companies. Arborists are not only responsible for the health of the trees they own, but they also help ensure the safety of the people who live and work there. They are certified to perform jobs that may be hazardous to untrained people, such as climbing trees to prune large, potentially unstable branches.
Arborists specialize in growing, maintaining, and removing trees. Future arborists generally need to complete bachelor's degree programs in fields such as arboriculture, horticulture, or environmental conservation. Arborists who apply pesticides to trees must be licensed; candidates may consider an apprenticeship with a licensed arborist before obtaining their own license. They can also obtain voluntary certification.
An arborist is responsible for studying tree structures and cultivating them for growth and development as part of environmental conservation efforts. Arborists perform regular pruning and fertilization, keeping trees away from parasites and other harmful substances. A variety of tools and equipment also operate for efficient and accurate processing. An arborist coordinates with environmental and community organizations to maintain tree health, and recommends activities that help sustain efforts, such as planting and growing trees where desired.