The AS in arboriculture and community forest management at the Stockbridge School of Agriculture is a two-year degree program that will give you the opportunity to use your mind and your hands, working outdoors and improving the environment. 

Established in 1893, Stockbridge’s arboriculture program is the oldest and one of the most renowned of its kind in the country. You’ll take classes on the latest arboricultural research and participate in outdoor labs, giving you the necessary hands-on skills you’ll need in the field. 

You’ll gain knowledge and training in a range of areas, including botany, tree and shrub identification, soil science, entomology, plant pathology, arboricultural field techniques and safety, and sustainable management.

The tree care industry faces a critical shortage of trained professionals, so wages have increased dramatically and are above the national average. This program has a 100 percent job placement rate with excellent career opportunities. Our graduates are highly sought-after, obtaining multiple offers working for tree care companies and as municipal or utility arborists, or using their experience to start their own successful tree care companies.