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Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalist's interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results and prefer action to talking and discussing.

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In Summary - Arboriculture

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The Work - Arboriculture

This apprenticeship programme is not yet fully approved. Additional information is constantly being added here, as it becomes available. Outline information correct - April 2019.

 

The Work - Tree Surgeon/Arborist

Tree Surgeons are responsible for supervising the planting, care and maintenance of trees, shrubs and woodlands in both the public and private sector. The arborist carries out site inspections and produces reports and supporting documentation on a range of sites and situations including topography, soil type, water table levels and other site constraints.    

The arborist is also involved in carrying out tree surveys and inspections of local authority trees and those on development sites. The surveys include monitoring tree health and safety, and prioritising any work that needs to be done. Supervision of contractors and direct labour personnel may also be required.

Most commonly reported Work Tasks

  • Monitor contract compliance and results of forestry activities to assure adherence to government regulations.
  • Establish short- and long-term plans for management of forest lands and forest resources.
  • Supervise activities of other forestry workers.
  • Choose and prepare sites for new trees, using controlled burning, bulldozers, or herbicides to clear weeds, brush, and logging debris.
  • Plan and supervise forestry projects, such as determining the type, number and placement of trees to be planted, managing tree nurseries, thinning forest and monitoring growth of new seedlings.
  • Negotiate terms and conditions of agreements and contracts for forest harvesting, forest management and leasing of forest lands.
  • Direct, and participate in, forest fire suppression.
  • Determine methods of cutting and removing timber with minimum waste and environmental damage.
  • Analyze effect of forest conditions on tree growth rates and tree species prevalence and the yield, duration, seed production, growth viability, and germination of different species.
  • Monitor forest-cleared lands to ensure that they are reclaimed to their most suitable end use.

Interests - Arboriculture

This occupation is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests:

Naturalist

Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalist's interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results and prefer action to talking and discussing.

Qualities

This apprenticeship programme is not yet fully approved. Additional information is constantly being added here, as it becomes available. Outline information correct - April 2019.

 

This Apprenticeship programme is well suited to:

  • school leavers who wish to "earn and learn."
  • career changers who work or have worked in other areas and wish to start a career as an arborist
  • experienced persons in the industry who want to earn a Level 6 Advanced Certificate.
  • have an interest in working outdoors in a physically challenging environment.
  • have a good head for heights.

Entry Requirements - Arboriculture

Pay & Salary - Arboriculture

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