Career as Arborist

Stream : Life Science & Environment
Sub Stream : Environmental science

Roles and responsibilities of an arborist

Arborists specialize in raising, maintaining and removing trees. Those interested in this vocation may consider an apprenticeship under a licensed arborist before attaining their license. Prospective arborists may also choose voluntary certification or bachelor's degree programs. Arborists use hand and power tools to prune, hedge and remove trees. They may specialize in keeping trees healthy, planting trees or landscaping. Arborists may work both in an office setting, designing park layouts or planning new planting as well as outside, trimming and shaping trees

 Roles and responsibilities of an arborist

 Arborists may specialize as tree trimmers or tree removers. Tree trimmers care for individual trees and their appearance by training young trees and removing excessive, dead or dying branches. Trimmers may also use their expertise to select the proper species of trees to plant-based on climate and soil conditions. Arborists may also use specialized knowledge and equipment to remove fallen, storm-damaged or unwanted trees

Employment Opportunities for an arborist:

 The opportunities for job exist in the following sectors :
• Export houses dealing with garment/textile/handloom exports
• Retail and wholesale garment businesses in men‘s/women‘s/children clothing in sportswear/casual wear, etc.
• Haute Couture
• Government/Semi government-handloom/textile manufacturers
• Fashion show organizers/Fashion publishers
• TV/Film fashion program producers/comperes/costume designers, etc.
• With Film production units
• Teaching design


How to become an arborist?

Some employers may require aspiring arborists to have a bachelor's degree. Although few colleges and universities offer a degree in arboriculture, prospective candidates may consider degrees in urban forestry, environmental conservation, and horticulture. Bachelor's degree programs generally last four years and include courses in botany, plant pathology and soil science. Some programs may include a required internship with a park, recreational facility or government entity. Programs typically prepare participants with the knowledge needed to gain entry-level jobs and may also qualify graduates for licensure or certification. Earning a credential is a voluntary activity, but it demonstrates that you have the proper knowledge and skills, as well as a high level of dedication to your profession and your community. ISA Certified Arborists understand the importance of continued education and how it helps to make the world be a better place, one tree at a time.
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