What Does it Take to Become an Arborist?

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Many of us love to have large trees in our yards or around our neighborhood. Large, mature trees are beautiful and a great reminder of nature all around us. If you like to plant, care for, and enjoy trees and shrubs, then being an arborist might be right up your alley! Here at TarHeel Residential Roofing and Tree Service, LLC, we have experienced arborists who are able to take care of the trees on your property. Becoming an arborist takes a lot of training, experience, and working knowledge of trees and their ailments.

What Does it Take to Become an Arborist?

Before you can become an arborist, you need to have a certain level of education. This often varies state to state, so it’s important to look at both the state you are in and any states you might consider moving to in the near future. At a minimum, a high school degree is required, but many states want to see schooling and potentially a degree in forestry, horticulture, or other related fields. You will also see many states looking for certifications and certificates to ensure a competent level of practice. If you plan to apply pesticides of fungicides to certain areas (which is common in the treatment of tree diseases), you will need licensure.

After gaining a minimal level of knowledge, many arborists will train as apprentices under licensed and experienced arborists. This is where you will be able to gain a working knowledge of safety procedures and equipment, and see first-hand the issues that many arborists face when working with trees, both large and small.

We at TarHeel Residential Roofing and Tree Service, LLC enjoy our occupation as arborists. If you have questions or would like to learn more about our work, please give us a call.