A Climbing Arborist uses harness and rigging systems to cut, trim and fell trees and branches. You’ll assess the structure and health of a tree and remove any dead or decaying limbs. Climbing Arborists usually work at heights during their duties, but you may also work from the ground when required. You may also treat trees for pest or other health issues with chemicals if necessary.
Climbing Arborists should be able to work to correct procedures and make safety a priority during their duties. You’ll need to have good physical skills and be fit enough to carry out the manual demands of the job. Climbing Arborists should have strong communication skills and you must be able to work as part of a team. You’ll need to be able to work outdoors in a range of weather conditions.
There are 2 courses available for people who want to become a Climbing Arborist.