Table 1.

Employment and arborist certification in the study area (May 2022; ISA 2024b; USBLS 2023).

Occupation (SOC* code)AlabamaGeorgiaTennessee
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers (373011)10,55021,99016,600
Tree Trimmers and Pruners (373013)7001,4201,090
ISA Certified Arborists®92339182
  • * SOC = Standard Occupational Classification code used by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Various occupations could include Certified Arborists, but these are the most directly relevant occupations.