Welcome to the Finnish Tree Care Association’s website!
The Finnish Tree Care Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1996 to promote tree care in built environments.
Due to extensive and ongoing international research, perceptions of tree care have changed considerably since the beginning of the 1980’s. Modern tree care pays rigorous attention to the scientific principles that govern the biology of trees. New understanding has brought forward new concepts and terminology, new tools, devices and machinery, as well as new materials and even trade unions. In Finland the English-language job title “arborist” has been established through vocational education. Since 2000, arborists, or tree care workers, have been graduated from Hyria Education in Hyvinkää and Livia College in Kaarina.
The main task of the association is to provide information about correct working methods and to promote tree care as an independent field within the horticultural industry. This we strive to achieve by:
- observing international development in the field and following international literature to translate it and to adapt it to the Finnish conditions
- providing courses and seminars for tree care professionals and others interested in tree care
- organizing tree-care-oriented trips and excursions both at home and abroad
- organizing events for tree care professionals and the public
- promoting education in the field
- acting as an expert advisor
- protecting the rights and interests of tree care professionals
The Finnish Tree Care Association co-operates with other associations in the field of horticulture, both domestic and international. The association is a member of the European Arboricultural Council (EAC) and the Finnish Association of Landscape Industries (Viherympäristöliitto, VYL), and an associate organization of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).
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