An arborist, tree surgeon, or (less commonly) arborist is a professional engaged in the practice of arboriculture, which involves the cultivation, management, and study of individual trees, shrubs, vines and other perennial woody plants in dendrology and horticulture. An arborist (or tree surgeon or tree pruner and pruner, as they are sometimes called) is an arboriculture professional. These are professional professionals who can grow, manage, care for and rehabilitate trees and shrubs. There are also foresters who are professionals who specialize in managing an entire forest and may be responsible for harvesting wood, while an arborist specializes in individual trees.
Arborists are trained professionals who have studied how to plant, maintain, care for, and diagnose trees, shrubs, and other woody plants. They specialize in all species of trees and shrubs to offer expert advice for growing and developing trees. After all of this, an arborist can do what a tree surgeon does and much more, work like the real tree doctor. Arborists, sometimes referred to as “tree doctors” or “tree surgeons,” often help assess the condition of trees, provide a diagnosis of potential diseases, and offer recommendations on how to properly care for and maintain plants.