Use axes or chainsaws to fell trees using knowledge of tree characteristics and cutting techniques to control direction of fall and minimize tree damage.

Key Competencies * Dependability * Attention to Detail * Adaptability/Flexibility * Integrity * Self Control * Cooperation * Concern for Others * Independence * Stress Tolerance * Achievement/Effort

Representative Tasks * Stop saw engines, pull cutting bars from cuts, and run to safety as tree falls. * Appraise trees for certain characteristics, such as twist, rot, and heavy limb growth, and gauge amount and direction of lean, to determine how to control the direction of a tree's fall with the least damage. * Saw back-cuts, leaving sufficient sound wood to control direction of fall.


Manufacturing, Professional Scientific & Technical Services, Government,

Job Family Farming, Fishing, and Forestry

Sample Job Titles All-Round Logger, Arborist, Arborist Climber, Arborist Representative, Axman, Bucker, Chain Saw Operator, Choker Setter, Cross Cut Sawyer, Cutter Operator, Dozer Operator, Feller Buncher Operator, Feller Operator, Grapple Crew Leader, Groundperson, Hewer, High Climber, Hook Tender, Logger, Lumberjack, Lumberman, Paper Wood Cutter, Pulpwood Cutter, Sawyer, Skidder Operator, Timber Cutter, Timber Faller, Timber Feller, Tree Cutter, Tree Faller, Tree Feller, Tree Topper, Utility Arborist.