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Arborist School?

Discussion in 'Commercial Tree Care and Climbing' started by Roll Tide, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. Roll Tide

    Roll Tide Trolltide

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    Hello everyone Im over in the chainsaw forums of the site but wanted to jump over here and ask a question. Is there a credited place or school I can go to , to become a Arborist? I would love to get into this line of work but have no climbing time under my belt.Anyone with any suggestions would be great thanks alot.
     
  2. sgreanbeans

    sgreanbeans Treeaculterologist

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    I dont think they have them anymore. Univ of Ill, did it, years ago. Our big show, the dad, has on from 1974. I know that they have programs at some university's that have classes on it, but I don't think that there is a graduate program anywhere. There should be. I would love to go.

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  3. Jed1124

    Jed1124 ArboristSite Guru

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    I am currently enrolled in a 13 week course given by the CTPA (Connecticut Tree Protective Association). They call it Arborculture 101 but I guess you could refer to it as arborist school. They don't cover climbing specifically but things like tree biology,IPM, tree pests and diseases,cabling and bracing to name a few. So far I have to say I love the class. A local community college in our area also gives a aboriculture class. I would start with any state arborist associations you may have and then check with the local community colleges. Maybe TCIA? Good luck.
     
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    Tree Pig A.K.A. Stihl-O-Matic

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    Look up Arbormasters if your looking for climbing, cutting, rigging style training. If your looking for the schooling to make you a "certified" there are schools that do it. One up here for us is Umass Amherst, I am sure there are plenty more. Try Jed1's suggestion and check with your local Arb authority or the ISA.
     
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    Im first looking for climbing , cutting , rigging training first then look into certification. Thank yall very much yall have been alot of help.
     
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