What is an Arborist?

May 3, 2015
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So today, I thought we would talk about What Is an Arborist? This is going to be so fun. So, assuming that this Wikipedia entry is correct (don’t worry I know some guys who will do some fact checking), it states: “An arborist, or (less commonly) arboriculturist, is a professional in the practice of arboriculture, which is the cultivation, management, and study of individual trees, shrubs, vines, and other perennial woody plants. Arborists generally focus on the health and safety of individual plants and trees, rather than managing forests (the domains of Forestry and Silviculture) or harvesting wood. An arborist’s scope of work is therefore distinct from that of either a forester or a logger, though the professions share much in common.”

Did you learn something? I know I did. How about let’s make the word “Siviculture” the Word of the Day. Drop it in at least one sentence today and really impress your friends, family, or coworkers. I’m taking the sentence: “I just tried looking up “silviculture” in the dictionary and it isn’t even in there”. That is a true statement as well as a sentence, so it works.