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What is an Arborist?

Arborist: Definition

An arborist is a professional that specializes in the care and maintenance of individual trees and woody plants. Arborists are not typically involved in forest management.

An arborist may specialize in:

- Planting and cultivation

- Trimming and pruning

- Transplanting and relocation

- Tree and stump removal

- Preventing and treating disease

- Hazard management

- Lightning protection installation

- Consulting and appraisal

Where do they work?

While some arborists climb trees to assess damage or perform inspections, others work from a crane or air lift. Other arborists work from the ground or only need a small ladder to their work. Additionally, there are some arborists that have traditional desk jobs as they only work in a consulting capacity.

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Professional Associations

There are several professional associations that arborists may belong to. These associations also offer professional designations to experienced and highly trained professionals.

- International Society of Arboriculture

- American Society of Consulting Arborists

- Tree Care Industry Association

- Utility Arborist Association

- Society of Municipal Arborists

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