Careers in Arboriculture
Arboriculture is both an art and a science, combining physical skills with modern technology and scientifically-based
methods to care for trees. Those looking to get into the industry might be wondering where to start. Those already in the
industry might be wondering what the next step in their career might look like.
Exploring Your Options
The Careers in Arboriculture Flowchart provides an
overview of various career path options within the industry. Possible careers are listed and linked to other areas one
can move into. For example, if someone were interested in obtaining an entry-level groundworker position, the flow chart
would show him or her which advancement opportunities are available. While there can be variations in each path, this chart offers the most typical progressions.
ISA Certification as a Career Advancement Tool
ISA Certification is an integral part of arboriculture, and this
resource provides the user with information regarding the applicable certifications in the arboriculture profession.
Information is provided concerning eligibility, exam content, requirements, and exam preparation resources.
Arboricultural Education Programs
If you wish to study
arboriculture at the college level, check with universities or community colleges in your area to see what courses
they offer in the subjects of urban forestry, landscape horticulture, plant pathology, or related subjects. Contact
ISA at 1.888.472.8733 for a list of schools that are active in arboriculture education.