Form ring blanks into circular shape.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Arborers do?

Forms ring blank into circular shape, using ring mandrel and rawhide mallet: Files ends of ring blank smooth and square and places blank in ring bending device. Pulls lever to bend blank into semicircle. Places blank on mandrel and hammers blank into circular shape, using rawhide mallet. Slides ring over sizing mandrel to verify conformity to specifications.

Should I be an Arborer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Knot Borer, Tape Armorer

    How to become an Arborer

    Arborers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Arborer-related education!
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