For those of you who are considering becoming an arborist, it can be good to know what a day in the life of a real arborist actually looks like. This article will walk you through a typical day in the life of an arborist in Stockholm, Sweden.
Being an arborist is not always easy, but we couldn’t imagine working with anything else either. We love the fact that as arborists, we are contributing to improving our environment by taking care of our trees. Every day is always different and there is no such thing as a typical day in this profession.
What does an arborist actually do?
As an arborist, there is always contact with the customer and it is important to make the client feel safe and at ease. It is understandable that most clients are very fond of their trees and want the very best for them.
A big portion of our work consists of meeting up with customers and having a look at their trees. This can be when they are looking for advice on the best solution for their trees or when they wish to receive a quote for a particular service. It’s almost always essential to first look at the tree and the surrounding before being able to give a price estimate since trees and surroundings differ immensely.
At least one day a week is spent meeting up with customers and giving out price estimates, that is how we get our work coming inconsistently.
Once the customer accepts our estimate we start planning the work and setting a day for it to be done, which can be as early as the same week or even several months in the future, depending on our current workload.
Most common services
An arborist can perform a wide variety of services, it all depends on the arborist and his or her skills and specialties. At Trädfällning Stockholms, we have chosen to specialize in tree removal, tree pruning, and stump grinding. We dare to say we do these services extremely well because of the fact that we’ve chosen to specialize.
Most days consist of us actually performing our work. Most clients want help removing their trees or pruning them. We always advise our clients to go for pruning when possible, rather than tree removal because trees are valuable and important for all of us. Of course, there are times when pruning is not possible and tree removal has to be done. This can be when the trees are sick, dying, or are located in a very inconvenient place.
I hope that you’ve gotten some value out of this post and that you now have a better understanding of what a typical day in the life of an arborist in Stockholm actually looks like.