Associated Teachers/Faculty

Mr. Stephen Noble and Mr. Christopher Wood

Career Program Description

Arboriculture is the cultivation, management, and study of individual trees, shrubs, vines, and other perennial woody plants. More than 80% of people in the United States live in areas filled with trees, and planting trees in all settings is increasing. As this trend continues, arborists and urban foresters strive to preserve trees in urban and suburban areas. In this program, students learn how arborists and urban foresters ensure healthy populations of trees to provide sustained benefits to people, including the removal and replacement of hazardous trees. Students in this program are prepared for immediate entry into the workforce or to continue their education at either two- or four-year colleges for arboriculture or urban forestry.

Career Paths

  • Commercial or Municipal Arborist
  • Plant Health Care Technician
  • Urban Forester Salesperson
  • Small Engine Mechanic
  • Tree Worker
  • Landscaper
  • Nursery Worker


  • OSHA 10 Hour Construction
  • Safe Tree Worker
  • Massachusetts Pesticide License
  • ISA Certified Tree Climbing Professional ISA Aerial Lift Professional
  • Aerial Rescue First Aid

Industry Partnerships

  • International Society of Arboriculture, New England Chapter
  • Cicoria Tree Service
  • Endicott Park, Town of Danvers

Meeting Documents

Alumni Spotlight 

Jake Maynard, Class of 2008

Where are they now? Bartlett Tree

What is their job title? Arborist Representative

“Essex North Shore helped me find the career path that I never knew existed.”