What is an Arborist and What Do They Do?

What exactly is an arborist? That question is answered in this video so watch and read on to learn more.

An arborist takes care of all the trees on the ground. That includes cutting off dead wood and diseased branches to preserve the life of the trees.

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Along with preserving the life of the trees, removing these dead branches is necessary to ensure the safety of the general public as well as the natural wildlife. A lot of arborists work in locations with high visitation and lots of natural wildlife around so getting rid of the diseased and dead branches makes sure the people or the wildlife are not at risk. Each day is different for an arborist. No tree is the same as another so every day is filled with new challenges for arborists to face.

Like many other jobs, different arborists have different specialties. A commercial arborist is mainly tasked with doing as much work as possible on a tree that needs work because they solely work in areas where there is a high amount of civilian traffic. Certain arborists work more generally so they have to do a bit of everything. If they are working in an area without a lot of traffic, they will try to be as non-invasive as possible to preserve the wildlife as much as they can.

Being an arborist comes with all kinds of challenges and thrills. If this is something you’re interested in, reach out to a local arborist for more details.