I’m sure you’ve heard about different jobs that include cutting, pruning and taking care of the trees. You probably know something about a tree service and the business you may start yourself even today, but all of these jobs are very dangerous, responsible, and they may leave some severe consequences on each person who gets hurt. Being an arborist is not different from these positions above at all, it is not safe either and if you want to learn more about it and maybe prepare yourself for doing such a thing, keep reading this.
An arborist is a person (must be a professional) who practices arboriculture (it represents study, management, cultivation of single trees, vines, shrubs and other eternal arboreal plants. This worker usually focuses on the safety and health of an individual tree or other plants and he (she) prefers it to harvesting and managing the woods (forests). This job is very unique, and it is similar to other jobs such as a logger or a forester (these professions have a lot in common). Most reputable tree service companies are owned and operated by a certified arborist, like the local Palmetto Tree Service.
Just like for any other job, you must be of course qualified to be an arborist, but some extra (additional) training is also required for these people. Different countries require different qualifying. If you are interested in this and if you want to learn a lot more about it, here are some information which is necessary for you. There are many various smallest distances which must be kept when you are near power wires (this always depends on voltage) and commonly, when it comes to low voltages, the normal distance is around three meters (or ten feet).
Not all of them climb the trees, but the ones who do can use different techniques or methods to climb it. The one which is the most popular and least aggressive isarboriculture . You will find two usual climbing methods: SRT (climbing on a single rope) and DRT ( the technique which involves double line). When they e.g. remove the tree or if their safety is a problem, they like to use spikes which are usually attached to their boots. These spikes can injure the tree thus leaving little holes on it, and they show each arborist’s step.
The work of this person may include enormous (sometimes huge) and complicated trees, an ecological community with their various components. These can require e.g. treatment to make sure the trees are safe, healthy, and suitable enough for community or owner’s standards. This may include all (or just some) of pruning, planting, various kinds of support, transplanting, diagnosing, treating and preventing parasitism, interrupting predation (stopping it), installing different types of protection, removing e.g. disease vectors, aggressive species, weed, etc.
Giving testimony (which must be legal of course), planning, consulting or writing reports may also be parts of the arborist’s job. Some parts (aspects) of this job can be done at the office, on the ground, but most of them are done (performed) on the trees, with ropes, lifts, cranes, harnesses and other equipment. Each arborist has different work, and each of them performs something else as well.
Some well known and reputable arborists reside in Charleston, South Carolina, so feel free to contact them and find out everything about their line of work.