Professional arborists who register with Arboristfind agree to comply with this Code of Conduct, the aim of which is formalise the fundamental ethical values to which all professional arborists must aspire, and to which they will adhere when undertaking the tasks and duties entrusted to them as part of their profession of caring for trees.
Violations of the Code of Conduct may result in an arborist's name being removed from the Arboristfind portal.
The Code of Conduct sets out the appropriate and applicable standards of professional conduct and explains the minimum ethical behaviour required of professional arborists registered on the Arboristfind portal.
Given that Cities need trees as a key element for ensuring life a tree needs to be able to develop to its full potential, having all the space and conditions it requires. The arboreal heritage should be viewed as a system and, should be evaluated, planned and managed as such. A tree contributes to a location's culture and to improving living conditions in urban areas - both key factors when it comes to the quality of life in cities. Arborists are professionals who take care of trees. They are capable of dealing with all kinds of trees, in any setting, and they are involved throughout all of tree's different stages of life: layout or installation; choice of species; planning the care and pruning; checking and controlling the stability and for the presence of diseases, etc.
Professional arborists registered with Arboristfind must:
Professional arborists registered with Arboristfind, as professional arborists, as individuals or on behalf of bodies/companies that they represent or for which they work, undertake to:
Where Arboristfind is informed about cases of misconduct that contradict this Code of Ethics, it reserves the right, once it has confirmed the veracity of the report, to refuse to renew registration to the portal by the arborist.