Arborist RequirementsARBITRIST requirements
Authorisation may be necessary if used as part of the work.
Tree caretakers specialise in the cultivation, care and removal of tree species. As a rule, future tree caretakers must take Bachelor's courses in areas such as tree cultivation, gardening or environment protection. Tree caretakers applying pesticide to the tree must be approved; applicants may consider training with an approved tree caretaker before obtaining their own licence. Tree caretakers use manual and electric implements to trim, heed, and cut off the tree.
You can specialise in maintaining the health of your own saplings, plants and landscapes. Arboriculturists can work in the offices, design parks or plan new plantations, as well as prune and shape outdoor plants. Treecaretakers can specialise as pruners or arborists. Pruners take good care of single saplings and their look by forming young saplings and by eliminating superfluous, corpse or decaying saplings.
They can also use their skills to choose the right type of planting depending on climatic and ground-condition. Caretakers can also use special skills and tools to help clear overturned, torn or undesirable plants. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that treecutters and arboriculturists, similar to arboriculturists, were forecast to grow by 6% in vacancies between 2014 and 2024.
In January 2016, PayScale.com announced that tree caretakers were earning an average $44,299 a year. The BLS states that some companies may demand a Bachelor's qualification from future tree caretakers. While few schools and academies provide a tree nursery qualification, potential applicants may consider a qualification in municipal forest management, environment protection and gardening.
Before approval, new employees are trained in gardening, tree care and landscape gardening. Beginners can also submit an application for a traineeship and work for a certified arborist. Trainees usually gain skills from on-the-job education and can request a licence if they have acquired sufficient them. Persons with three years of tree care certification may choose to be awarded by the International Society of Arboriculture or ISA.
ISA provides optional certificates such as Master Certified Arborist and Certified Team Worker. Arboriculturists are arboriculturists who deal with the pruning or removal of arboriculture as well as the cultivation and care of arboriculture. As a rule, these posts call for a Bachelor's and there is optional accreditation, which in some cases can improve job opportunities.