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Arborists

Overview

Arborists are professionals who practice arboriculture, which is the care of trees and shrubs, especially those found in urban areas. Arborists prune and fertilize trees and other woody plants as well as monitor them for insects and diseases. Arborists, who are also known as tree trimmers and pruners, are often consulted for various tree-related issues. Approximately 40,680 tree trimmers and pruners are employed in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Conventional

Hands On

Technical

Career Ladder
Crew Manager or Self-Employed

Arborist

Helper or Ground Worker

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