What Does a Tree Company Mean When They Mention Arborist?
A tree company arborist is often referred to as a tree surgeon, they are individuals that work in the field of arboriculture. Basically, an arborist maintains and cares for the health of trees and will often use various different techniques to achieve their goal. This is a profession that is distinct from the likes of a logger that harvests trees or a forester that is in charge of the overall status of all the wildlife within a forest environment.
Arborists are often called to perform tasks which will eventually have a positive impact on the life of a tree. This can include pruning or shaping the tree, in addition to treating the tree which will help clear up blight or some other condition which is threatening the life of the tree. An arborist can often perform tree surgery, which can be relatively small on new trees all the way to trees which are thousands of years old. Some will specialize in specific trees, while others work on trees of every type and condition.
As with most professions, an arborist must train in order to obtain the proper credentials. Their ultimate goal is to be a certified arborist, this means they not only have the proper educational credentials, they also have a minimum of 3 years of practical experience in the field. People that want to pursue less exacting work can choose to become a Certified Arborist Technician, this means training and testing are not as comprehensive.
Arborists can often find work with national forests, private research for industry, and state and local parks. Also, there are some arborists that choose to work on either a contractual or freelance basis, and will often work as a consultant with landscapers, the pulpwood industry, and any other business which deals with the health of trees and shrubs.
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