Mobile Menu
Get to work.
The Hub for BC's Public Trades Training Programs & Services

Arborist Technician (Urban Forestry)

Arborist Technician (Urban Forestry)

Arborist Technicians prune and perform other work on trees from the ground (or within 3 meters of the ground on ladders). In their work, Arborist Technicians identify plants, select rigging gear, and have knowledge of how to fall, limb and buck trees, assist climbers, chip brush, cut wood and clean-up sites after tree-care operations.

Please choose from one of the highlighted schedules below:

  • Go To Apprenticeship Schedules
  • No Foundation Schedules Available
  • Go To Youth Schedules
  • No Vocational Schedules Available

Quick Facts

  • Requirements:

    The following education is recommended: Grade 10 equivalent, including English 10, Math 10,  and Science 10.


    The Apprenticeship Program involves 8 weeks (240 hours) of technical training. In addition, apprentices are required to accumulate 1,600 hours of work-based training. The program generally takes 1 year to complete.

  • Additional Information: