When I started my career as a climbing arborist I never would have guessed how diverse this profession might be. But in the last two weeks I have rescued birds for the SPCA, recovered a parachute for the NZ Aerosports Ltd, pruned lovely trees to enhance gardens, and removed trees for public safety.
Last weekend 50 passionate arborists, tree climbers and tree huggers met in Pakaraka for a weekend full of tree climbing, swimming, learning, and celebrating, organised by Joe Copper and Troy Alderton from the NTCA.
Being an arborist can be a lot more than just chopping trees. It can be a career with many paths to choose from. What unites us all is the passion for beautiful and healthy trees.
Photos of the parachute recovery.
Pakaraka Tree Climbing Gathering 2011
See more photos of the Pakaraka tree climbing gathering at Treetools flickr.
How can I find a professional arborist in my area?
To find a professional arborist in your area, search online directories of certified arborists, consult local tree care associations, or ask for recommendations from neighbours or friends who have used arborist services.
How can arborists help improve the health and appearance of trees?
Arborists can improve the health and appearance of trees through various practices such as pruning to remove dead or diseased branches, identifying and treating tree diseases or pests, providing proper fertilisation and soil management, and implementing proper tree care techniques to promote overall tree vitality.