Quick Facts

Dates
Every June 16th
Founded in
May 7, 2019
Founded by
Kyle Reilly
Hashtag
#ArboristAppreciationDay

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Arborist Appreciation Day is about taking the time to appreciate all of the important things that arborists do in their work and the sacrifices they make. It’s a dangerous job and the people who dedicate their lives to it often get overlooked because people don’t quite appreciate how risky and how vitally important the job is. There’s more to it than you might assume and Arborist Appreciation Day aims to raise awareness of the importance of these professionals.

History of Arborist Appreciation Day

If you don’t know already, arborists are the people who care for trees and cutting them down when they pose some sort of risk. They look after trees in forests and public parks, as well as those on private property. It’s impossible to achieve a successful approach to health and safety without their work because, in certain situations, trees can be a genuine danger.

Their work often goes unseen and underappreciated because, after all, they’re just trees, right? Well, not really. Arborists are there when there’s a heavy storm or some sort of natural disaster. Trees can be big, heavy and life-threatening, especially when there’s a disaster or storm. They work tirelessly to make sure that these trees don’t cause anyone any unnecessary harm.

Another thing that lots of people don’t realize is that many arborists put themselves in harm’s way to keep other people safe. They are often seriously injured and in some cases killed when doing their work. It’s risky work but someone has to do it in order to keep the public safe. They’re true public servants, but without the recognition often given to the emergency services.

How to Celebrate Arborist Appreciation Day

The point of Arborist Appreciation Day is to make sure that these people get the recognition they deserve. So, in terms of how you should celebrate Arborist Appreciation Day, the most important thing is to say Thank You! It’s something that most of us don’t do or don’t get the chance to, but it’s time we made the effort.

You could hold an event in your community to thank them for their tireless work. But even something as simple as posting on social media and raising awareness of them and their vital work is a good thing. Anything that makes more people are of the work of arborists and how much they risk and sacrifice for public safety has to be a good thing.

Anything you can do celebrate arborists in your community will help show them that they are appreciated. Small gestures can mean a lot and prove to these professionals that their work does not go unnoticed, and that’s important.

With the arrival of Arborist Appreciation Day, more and more people will start to recognize the vitally important work done by arborists around the world. Whenever there’s a natural disaster or something like that, arborists play a part in making people safer and potentially saving lives, so it’s time they were appreciated as much as they deserve to be.