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[VIDEO NEWS] Starting in June, trees will get their own certified doctors

May 03,2018
1) From June 28, a new kind of national certification will be offered: “tree doctor” and “tree care technician.”

2) To be certified as a “tree doctor,” who diagnoses and treats diseased trees,

3) one must complete a curriculum at a training institute designated by the Korea Forest Service.

4) “A tree doctor is a specialist that diagnoses and cures trees that have been damaged physically or infected by blight and insects.” - Kim Hyung-kwang, chairman of Korea Tree Health Association

5) You can also be certified as a “tree care technician,” who is in charge of caring for the tree and preventing damage,

6) if you complete a separate curriculum at a training institute.

7) Tree doctors and tree technicians who have been certified can begin treating trees after registering at a “tree hospital.”

8) “From now on, hiring one tree doctor and one tree care technician is necessary when opening a tree hospital.” - Kim Hyung-kwang, chairman of Korea Tree Health Association

9) “In the long term, we expect that 4,000 tree doctors will be necessary,”

10) “as [trees around] apartment complexes, streets, cities, parks and schools need attention.”

Video sourced from JoongAng Ilbo
Video filmed by Jeon Ick-jin
Produced by Lee Kyung-eun
Translated by Kim Hyo-jung
Edited by Matthew Silberman