Arboriculturists carry out specialised tasks related to observation, health and maintenance of trees.

Scope notes

Excludes forest worker. Excludes forestry equipment operator. Includes people performing activities focusing on the health and safety of indivual plants and trees. Excludes people performing managerial activities in forests or harvesting timbers. Excludes people performing tree growth activities. Includes people working in rural and urban settings. Includes people performing felling, preservation, plantation and protection of trees. Includes people working with heavy equipment. Includes people managing the relationship between trees, their surroundings and people.

Alternative label

  • arborist

  • tree doctor

  • aboriculture specialist

  • tree climber

  • climber

  • arboretum worker

  • arboriculturists

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database:


Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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