A career with Glendale

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Careers in Arboriculture

Arboriculture is the management, cultivation and care of trees.  It is both an art and a science. A person who practices or studies arboriculture is known as an 'arborist'. 

If you are passionate about the management of Britain’s treescape and want a job that combines the challenge of climbing skills with excellent technical knowledge then a career in arboriculture is for you.

The arboriculture industry is expanding rapidly due to a growing awareness of the requirement for professional tree management in order to preserve and sustain the UK’s trees making now the perfect time to join the UK’s premier tree care specialist.

The Role of an Arborist

With Glendale the practising arborist is routinely involved in the management of trees for a wide range of clients from utility companies to social housing providers undertaking:


  • Tree reshaping, reduction and thinning
  • 24 hour emergency response
  • Dangerous tree removals
  • Tree planting and aftercare
  • Vegetation management
  • Surveys and inspections
  • Tree stump grinding and removal
  • Site clearance and brushwood chipping
  • Consultancy and advice


An arborist’s work covers a wide variety of trees from large mature specimens to young saplings. Trees are a vital part of our environment and as an arborist with Glendale you will be responsible for their health and well being ensuring they flourish even in the harshest of urban environments. You are also responsible for ensuring public safety through regular inspections and lifecycle maintenance plans.

Qualifications in Arboriculture

There are a vast range of arboriculture qualifications available to those looking to pursue a career in the practical application of arboriculture.

For an in depth guide as to how and where to achieve these qualifications, feel free to download our qualifications guide here.