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Become A Tree Climber

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Working As A Tree Climber

  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • $25,030

    Average Salary

What Does A Tree Climber Do At Monster Tree Service

* Responsible for climbing, pruning and removing trees on residential and commercial properties.
* Use of Aerial Lifts.
* Properly prepare, maintain and safely operate all tools and equipment including hand tools, chainsaws, chippers, and aerial lifts.
* Operates as part of a crew supporting the Crew Foreman.
* Ensure excellent Customer Service

What Does A Tree Climber Do At Rich\\'s Tree Service

* Maintaining a professional image.
* Small to large tree pruning and removal.
* Cobra cable installation.
* Operation of boom trucks & chippers

What Does A Tree Climber Do At Brightview

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How To Become A Tree Climber

Most grounds maintenance workers need no formal education and are trained on the job. Most states require licensing for workers who apply pesticides and fertilizers.

Education

Although most grounds maintenance jobs have no education requirements, some employers may require formal education or certification in areas such as landscape design, horticulture, or arboriculture.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most states require workers who apply pesticides and fertilizers to be licensed. Obtaining a license usually involves passing a test on the proper use and disposal of insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides.

The National Association of Landscape Professionals offers seven certifications in landscaping and grounds maintenance for workers at various experience levels.

The Tree Care Industry Association offers certification for tree care safety professionals.

The International Society of Arboriculture offers six certifications for workers at various experience levels.

The Professional Grounds Management Society offers certification for workers at various experience levels.

Training

A short period of on-the-job training is usually enough to teach new hires the skills they need, which often include how to plant and maintain areas and how to use mowers, trimmers, leaf blowers, small tractors, and other equipment. Large institutional employers such as golf courses, university campuses, or municipalities may supplement on-the-job training with coursework in horticulture or small-engine repair.

Advancement

Grounds maintenance workers who have good communication skills may become crew leaders or advance into other supervisory positions. Becoming a manager or a landscape contractor may require some formal education and several years of related work experience. Some workers use their experience to start their own landscaping companies.

Important Qualities

Physical stamina. Grounds maintenance workers must be capable of doing physically strenuous labor for long hours, occasionally in extreme heat or cold.

Self-motivated. Because they often work with little supervision, grounds maintenance workers must be able to do their job independently.

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Top Skills for A Tree Climber

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Top Tree Climber Skills

  1. Residential Tree Removal
  2. Bucket Truck
  3. Safety Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Operated a Bucket Truck for the removal of various trees.
  • Oversee safety procedures of the crew and utilize proper safety precautions to all work performed.
  • Utilize climbing equipment or buckets of extended truck booms, and/or chainsaws, hooks, handsaws, shears, and clippers.
  • Load debris and refuse onto trucks and haul it away for disposal.
  • Trim and prune trees away from power lines to clear right of way.

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