What is Arboriculture?

Arboriculture is the cultivation and care of trees. Arborists are the professionals who practise arboriculture, improving the quality of our lives by properly selecting, planting and caring for trees that enrich our environment and improve the air we breathe.

Professionally qualified arborists combine physical skills and technical knowledge with a genuine love of trees. The life span of a tree in the best urban setting can differ drastically from that of the same species of tree in a forest where its life span will generally be much longer.

Trees need help to survive our often harsh urban and suburban conditions. Without regular care, they can quickly change from a valuable environmental resource to a costly burden. The skill of the professional arborist is needed now more than ever to preserve this most valuable environmental resource.

Providing expert opinion for legal cases is another demand made on the professional arborist.