What is Arboriculture?
Arboriculture is a science, sometimes also considered an art, dedicated and specialized handling of urban trees, based on biological principles and a culture of respect for the tree.
Before arboriculture, only forestry and forest science was unknown, however this study populations within wild or forestry extensions and their objectives are different from those of Arboriculture, as these are studying the means of exploitation of the forest, while arboriculture serves the social needs and urban tree where the ultimate goal is the welfare of both parties.
Before this practice, the trees were treated without specific knowledge, some occasions as if they were ornamental objects, leading to the wrong management of urban trees and irrational pruning practices, gradually a number of situations where the trees began were created die and fall, becoming at risk.
The loss of many environmental services that trees provide flogged us cities at the same time it was impossible to replace them, due to slow growth and the many years required to reach a certain size, not to mention some old trees of monumental value they were at risk of death, led to a search to solve the problem and when it is born arboriculture and takes place within cities.
By establishing a woodland management based on a thorough knowledge of tree species, their biology and physiology, pests and diseases, among many more subjects, he was conferred the title arborist “doctor of trees.”
Today this practice is used in many countries and their study is still of interest.
Many benefits come from beyond arboriculture only ensure the safety and future of our trees, with this practice are solved in a rational and professional way, problems between society and trees, where, from a technical point of view, it acts with knowledge and objectivity, a scenario which seeks to give the best solution for healthy coexistence of both.
I was to found that healthy trees, which in essence are beautiful, decrease stress problems among city dwellers, promote exercise, giving home to wildlife, help awareness between nature and humans, in addition to the ecological benefits water storage, oxygen production, noise reduction etc …
Urban trees are psychological, social, ecological and economic needs within cities, so to be considered elements necessary for the common good.