Today we’re going to learn about some amazing people, arborists. Who are they? What do they do? Read on and you’ll find out!
Many of us don’t realize what big role arborists play in our lives. Without them, many trees would needlessly be destroyed and we’d lose all their benefits:
-Prevents soil erosion by halting the falling rain
-Slows water runoff keeping it from overwhelming sewer systems
-Provides homes for wildlife such as birds and squirrels
-Removes carbon dioxide from the air
-Delivers fresh oxygen back into the environment
Arborists care for these trees; keeping them safe and healthy. Sometimes their job is as simple as removing dead wood, but they can also save a tree from destruction with careful and complex pruning and cabling. By saving these trees we benefit from all that they provide us!
An arborist is not just someone who likes to climb trees for fun; it’s a very specific profession requiring years of training and expertise in the field before you’re even allowed to touch a tree. You must first obtain an academic degree in arboriculture or spend several years working under another certified arborist before you can be certified yourself. Certification requires passing exams which test your knowledge of:
-The biology and physiology of trees
-The best ways to maintain the health of your trees
-Pest management and preventing diseases in your trees
-The right tools, equipment, and techniques for making safe tree removals
After you are certified there are continuing classes that help to keep your knowledge up to date. So it’s no wonder that arborists are respected experts in their field!
For all this training and expertise, it might surprise you to learn just how much money an arborist gets paid. The average annual salary is around $50,000! It doesn’t stop there either; since many states have laws regulating what they can work at certain times of the year, they’re only allowed to work for a certain number of hours each week.
One thing you might not know about arborists is that they often have to climb trees which means braving all kinds of weather including rain, wind, fog, sunshine, heat waves! It may be hard to imagine climbing up into the trees during a thunderstorm, but believe it or not, arborists have to do this kind of thing to get their job done. Climbing high into the treetop will give them the best vantage point so they can determine what’s wrong with the tree and how much work is needed to save it.
The good news is that these professionals are fully trained in safety techniques for working in all kinds of weather conditions! It takes years of experience before an arborist is allowed to work on their own because accidents could cost lives. Many companies also provide proper gear like helmets and harnesses which may help you feel more at ease knowing your friends are climbing around out there!
Many people have seen a tree service company at work before, but did you know that arborists can also be hired to work on your private property? It’s true! In the last few years, the demand for this type of service has been rising quickly thanks to homeowners who want to take care of their tree-lined yards.
If you’ve got a big project in mind like adding a new patio or building a playground then an arborist would be a good person to help you design and plan it out. They’ll tell you which trees need to go and which should stay so that your yard is beautiful all year long. The best part is that they’ll present several options depending on how much money you’d like to invest as well as your time and energy!
Tree removal is a very serious business, but there’s room for fun too! Arborists are constantly staying up to date with the latest trends in their field so if anyone can teach you how to let loose then it would be them. Perhaps they’ll let you climb around on the trees while they work – wouldn’t that be cool? It’s hard to say, but one thing is for sure: these professionals are truly experts at what they do which makes them well worth consulting if ever there happens to be a problem with any of your trees!