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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.

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