The Arboriculture Trade includes three distinct and progressive Certificates of Qualification. The three are; Arborist Technician, Climbing Arborist and Field Arborist.
The Arboriculturist Apprenticeship program is independent from the Landscape and Production Horticulturist programs.
Watch this video ‘Field Arborist Apprenticeship‘ for a quick summary of the Field Arborist Apprenticeship Program.
Level Three – Field Arborist
- Field Arborist program
- Must have your Certificate of Qualification as an Arborist Technician and Climbing Arborist
- In-school training for 6 weeks
- Require 1,600 workplace hours with confirmation of hours by your employer
- The Field Arborist prunes and performs other work of Climbing Arborists on tress from a ground and aerial situation, including climbing and aerial bucket work
- A Field Arborist also;
- develops and implements Integrated Pest Management and Plant Health Care plans
- develops tree preservation strategies
- inspects sites and tress for damage and hazards
- performs job estimating, tree inventory, and tree appraisals
- prepares reports in the technical areas described above
- perform supervisory duties
- This will result in a Certificate of Qualification and a Certificate of Apprenticeship as a Field Arborist.
- This program will be offered at Kwantlen Polytechnic University at a future date.