An Arborist is responsible for the well-being of trees. They implement planting, growing, maintaining, and removal of trees. They can also be the point of contact for selling trees.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
A bachelor’s degree in arboriculture, urban forestry, environmental conservation, plant science, horticulture, biology or related field is required.
To pursue a career as an Arborist:
The following high school courses are recommended; agricultural education, biology, botany, ecology, earth science, and geography.
Employed by greenhouses, nurseries, logging firms, landscaping companies, government agencies, residential communities, paper and packaging companies, or you may be self-employed.
Future Job Market/Outlook:
Depending on location the job market for arborist can be considered good.
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