Byline: By MICHELLE RUSHTON
What does a career in arboriculture involve?
Arboriculturists make sure trees in amenity and conservation areas are managed, maintained and kept in a safe condition. They may also be known as consultant arboriculturists, arboricultural officers or tree officers.
As an arboriculturist your tasks would include carrying out detailed surveys of sites to record the number of trees and their condition.
You would need to decide if work such as pruning, lopping, planting or transplanting needed to be done and make sure planning requests meet legislation, and preservation orders are not broken.
You would advise on the …