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Old 02-05-2014, 11:45 PM
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Becoming A Arborist

I do tree trimming an cut some down here an there for my lawn care costumers but am looking to become a pro arborist an am wonder what I need to become one where I can become one in Alabama Bham area Thanks
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:51 PM
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ISA has a certification exam, if you're interested in that.

An arborist is just a person with the understandings of how trees and their urban environments interact, there is no requirement for a certification or formal training to call yourself an arborist.

I passed the ISA CA exam 8 years ago, I let it lapse at the first renewal.
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:28 AM
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ISA has a certification exam, if you're interested in that.

An arborist is just a person with the understandings of how trees and their urban environments interact, there is no requirement for a certification or formal training to call yourself an arborist.

I passed the ISA CA exam 8 years ago, I let it lapse at the first renewal.
Okay thanks I would still like to learn more about the trees around our area any suggestions?
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:28 AM
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I would suggest getting the ISA Cert Arborist study guide, that will give you a plethora of general information to give you a good foundation. They have lots other books to help you along your way.
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Old 02-06-2014, 01:34 PM
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I would suggest getting the ISA Cert Arborist study guide, that will give you a plethora of general information to give you a good foundation. They have lots other books to help you along your way.
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Any place you recommend to but them at
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Old 02-06-2014, 01:46 PM
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:28 PM
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Thanks for your help
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:40 PM
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Yep, no problem.

There are forums related to tree work, such as www.masterblasterhome.com and www.treebuzz.com . I'm a member on both.

BTW, I'm ~two hours west of you in Columbus. My climber lives in Millport.
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:51 PM
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Very cool.
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I do tree trimming an cut some down here an there for my lawn care costumers but am looking to become a pro arborist an am wonder what I need to become one where I can become one in Alabama Bham area Thanks
If there is a college program, see about taking some classes. No need for a degree, really.

The ISA book has a lot of stuff, but if someone just reads and memorizes it, that's really not much of an education. It really takes time, plenty of reading, experience and practice. And some coaching too.

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