ArborScape is Proud to Announce its New Arborist Apprenticeship
As of 2019 “Arborist” is now considered a skilled trade by the Colorado Department of Labor.
This is good news because allows tree care companies to establish apprenticeship programs. ArborScape Inc. is very proud to announce that we are now qualified to begin our own apprenticeship program and will begin training apprentices soon. We are the third company in Colorado to be approved by the Department of Labor.
Teaching will be conducted in partnership with Front Range Community College who will administer the program.
Thus is an opportunity for both tree care customers and employees in that it helps build a certification and a stamp of approval from a third-party that is legally recognized by the state of Colorado. In the same way you hire a journey-man plumber or journey-man electrician, a journey-man arborist will be someone who has a verified amount of training and several years work under a supervising arborist. Learn more
I have been in the arboriculture field since the age of 10 starting in my father’s tree company. Previously to running my own business I was a landscape manager at Brightview (Valley Crest) Throughout my career I've been tasked with fighting dutch elm, mountain pine and IPS beetle and now, emerald ash borer. I am a tree enthusiast who is a board member of the non-profit, Colorado Tree Coalition and a consulting arborist with the American Society of Consulting Arborists. When not working I like to ATV and spend time with my family.