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Become A Tree Trimmer

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Working As A Tree Trimmer

  • 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

  • $30,877

    Average Salary

What Does A Tree Trimmer Do At City of Seattle

* Participates in the work of a tree crew
* Prunes, and removes green belt, arterial, park, and street trees to provide public safety and maintain healthy trees
* Climbs trees of varying heights using rope, saddles, spurs, ladders, or aerial hydraulic lift truck to safely prune or remove trees
* Fells trees and salvages fallen timber, removes trees and stumps
* Responds to emergency calls to remove damaged sections or entire trees
* Maintains, inspects, and operates a variety of equipment such as hydraulic aerial lift trucks, hand and power saws, compressors, wood chippers, winches, blowers, and stump cutters
* Evaluates tree health for potential hazard to property and public safety
* Performs other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned
* Support department goals in promoting diversity and social justice
* These responsibilities are only a summary of typical functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties.
* May perform other duties as assigned

What Does A Tree Trimmer Do At The Davey Tree Expert Company

Provides tree trimming servicesServices provided include pruning treetops, repairing damaged trees by trimming or removal as well as removing broken limbs from wires, roofs, and other objectsProperly maintain, prepare and operate all tools and equipment including hand tools, chainsaws, chippers, and aerial liftsOperates as part of a crew with supporting Groundman and Crew Forema

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How To Become A Tree Trimmer

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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Real Tree Trimmer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Tree Trimmers and Pruners Nature's Trees Wyckoff, NJ Mar 13, 2009 $65,000
Tree Trimmers & Pruners Rolling Green, Inc. Mira Loma, CA May 13, 2008 $61,880
Tree Trimmer The Original Mowbray's Tree Service, Inc. San Bernardino, CA Jun 23, 2008 $61,880
Tree Trimmers and Pruners Precision Tree Service, Inc. Montvale, NJ Oct 26, 2012 $51,147
Tree Trimmers and Pruners Tree Tech, Inc. NJ Oct 05, 2012 $48,356
Tree Trimmers and Prunners The F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company Stamford, CT Oct 08, 2009 $45,914
Tree Trimmer Trees Are for Us, Inc. WI Feb 01, 2012 $43,723
Tree Trimmers and Pruners Bernard Glinski, Inc. Pleasantville, NY Feb 19, 2009 $43,702
Tree Trimmer and Pruner Bernard Glinski Inc. Pleasantville, NY Jan 29, 2010 $43,702
Tree Trimmer and Pruner ZINO Nurseries and Landscaping Inc. North Salem, NY Apr 13, 2015 $43,702
Tree Trimmer Michael Serio Inc. Bedford Hills, NY Jul 27, 2015 $43,701
Tree Trimmer Rescue Tree Service Inc. Hotchkiss, CO Mar 28, 2016 $42,848
Tree Trimmers & Pruners Savatree Norwalk, CT Feb 19, 2010 $41,406
Tree Trimmers & Pruners Rolling Green, Inc. Mira Loma, CA Mar 07, 2011 $40,976
Tree Trimmer and Pruner R.B. Stout, Inc. Akron, OH Jan 27, 2016 $35,214
Tree Trimmers Atlas Environmental Services, Inc. Spring Valley, CA Nov 12, 2010 $34,686
Tree Trimmers Atlas Environmental Services, Inc. San Diego, CA Nov 12, 2010 $34,686
Tree Trimmers and Pruners Crown Point Clippers, Inc. San Diego, CA Apr 30, 2008 $34,686
Tree Trimmer Boylan Tree Service Leonardo, NJ Feb 02, 2010 $34,665
Tree Trimmer/Pruner First Choice Tree Care Inc. Mequon, WI Jan 01, 1970 $34,644
Tree Trimmers and Pruners Walter & Sons Tree Service, Inc. Lincolndale, NY Nov 10, 2010 $34,436
Tree Trimmer/Pruner Treeco, Inc. CA Dec 08, 2011 $30,470
Tree Trimmer/Climber ABC Professional Tree Services, Inc. TN May 20, 2014 $30,408
Tree Trimmers and Pruners JL Tree Service, Inc. Fairfax, VA Mar 31, 2014 $30,306
Tree Trimmer/Pruner Trees Are for Us, Inc. WI Feb 01, 2013 $30,262
Tree Trimmers & Pruners Power Saws of America, Inc. Monroe, NJ Apr 27, 2012 $30,118
Tree Trimmers and Pruners Vince's Logs & Limbs Rockwall, TX Jan 01, 1970 $30,115
Climbers Tree Trimmers & Pruners West Tree Service Little Rock, AR Jan 01, 1970 $29,969
Tree Trimmer The Original Mowbray's Tree Service Inc. Visalia, CA Feb 10, 2015 $29,600

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Top Skills for A Tree Trimmer

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Top Tree Trimmer Skills

  1. Hand Saws
  2. Safety Devices
  3. Bucket Truck Operator
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Operated chain saws, pole saws (both manual and motorized) hand saws, and pruners.
  • Placed and removed traffic control and safety devices in and around work area.
  • Cut trees and tree removal, stump grinding, bucket truck operator, small engines mechanic, and truck mechanic.
  • Directed crew of four men in all aspects of tree removal, freeing manager to grow account base.
  • Cut away dead, obstructive, or excess branches from trees and shrubbery.

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