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.
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.
In May 2020, the median yearly salary for an arborist was $48,033, according to PayScale.com. For more information, visit Study.com's Arborist Profile.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
- American Society for Horticultural Science
- American Society of Consulting Arborists
- International Society of Arboriculture
VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS
Learn why Tom Walz chose to become an arborist.