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Approximately 42,440 tree trimmers and pruners are employed in the United States. Landscaping companies and businesses that offer a host of expert tree services are common employers of arborists. Employment opportunities are also available with municipal governments, botanical gardens, and arboretums. For example, an arborist in the Chicago area may want to seek a position with the Chicago Botanic Garden or the Morton Arboretum; both places are known for their lush gardens and wooded trails. 

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