Arborist

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An arborist has gained the technical competence to correctly and efficiently care for trees and other woody plants. Arborists are generally called upon to evaluate the condition of trees, make recommendations for their care, and then provide services needed such as pruning, fertilization, and insect and disease control.

TRAINING/EDUCATION NEEDED

The minimum requirement is to acquire a certification. For more advanced positions, a college degree may be required.

WHERE TO STUDY

For 2- and 4-year college and university programs across the country, visit our Where to Study page.

SALARY EXPECTATIONS

In December 2018, the median yearly salary for an arborist was $41,700, according to Salary.com. For more information, visit Study.com's Arborist Profile.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS

VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS

Learn why Tom Walz chose to become an arborist.