An arborist, arboriculturists, or tree surgeon, is an expert in the field of arbovirology, which pertains to the study, management, cultivation, and regeneration of arborous plant species in horticulture and forestry. The practice involves the application of a variety of techniques and tools for the beautification and maintenance of arbors, tree houses, park stands, heritage trees, or other landscape structures such as walkways, decks, and porches. Many people have begun to use arborists in residential landscaping because they can help individuals or businesses enhance their arbors, trees, and bushes. These arborists are also responsible for tree removal and other related activities. In the past, only the most experienced arborists, professionals with formal education and extensive experience, were considered to belong to this elite group.
Today, arborists are becoming well-trained in the latest techniques in tree planting and tree removal. For instance, the arborist has been trained in landscape architecture, which includes creating and designing gardens, parks, recreational areas, and communities. Arborists can provide emergency tree care services during times of storms, hurricanes, earthquakes, fire, and power outrages. As most arborists are trained arborists, they are qualified to take care of a number of tree problems, including:
Some arborists are involved in residential arborizing/tree removal, commercial arborizing/tree removal, arborist apprentice programs, and arborist community service hours. A highly-trained arborist is important for many projects. It is important that arborists are certified and skilled in all aspects of arbovirology, including tree removal and planting, pruning, planting, and growth promotion, to name just a few. A highly-qualified arborist will be appreciated for their knowledge, skill, and aesthetic eye. In addition, a highly-skilled arborist may even specialize in landscape architecture.