Arborists are tree surgeons who cut and modify trees for growth, health and beauty. They also act as doctors or vets for trees and treat them with their diseases and illnesses. Arborists are very skilled people and they need to have extensive botany knowledge and the knowledge of how to handle the heavy and dangerous equipment they use. Hence in this article we will be sharing the path you can choose to become an arborist.
The first part is to get a diploma, degree or any other relevant qualification in either of these: Botany, arboriculture or forestry. This degree will act as a platform and will give you enough knowledge about the plants and trees and the nature in which they work. It would be advisable to do internships in between your studies as internships provide an experience of practical learning, especially when the job would be practical outdoor work like Tree Services. The internship doesn’t pay much, would not be hefty for the employer and would also provide the chance to become successful Oxford Tree Surgeons.
You need to gain as much experience as possible and it is advisable to opt for internships in different institutions and companies like in architecture firms, nurseries, landscaping companies, municipalities etc. This way you will have plenty of options to choose from and the employer maybe keen to hire you on board too. After successfully getting employed as Oxford Tree Surgeons, arborists learn to interact with clients and then they should opt for certifications. Some level of experience is required for these Certifications and we would advice to have at least one from any reputable institute like International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). If you follow this path, we can assure you that you will be a successful arborist after hard work, creativity and determination.