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Arborist

Arborists maintain and care for trees and shrubs by lopping limbs and shaping branches, treating trees with fertilisers and insecticides, removing dead or decaying trees, and advising on general tree care.

Overview

Arborists maintain and care for trees and shrubs by lopping limbs and shaping branches, treating trees with fertilisers and insecticides, removing dead or decaying trees, and advising on general tree care.

Day-to-day

  • prunes trees and hedges, and installs plant support and protection devices
  • examines trees to asses their condition and determine treatment
  • lops limbs off trees and shapes branches using chain or handsaws
  • sprays and dusts plants and trees to control insects and disease, and fells diseased trees.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

Occupation snapshot
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Not available
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Moderate
Apprenticeships may be available

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