Tree Trimmers and Pruners

Tree Trimmers and Pruners

Using sophisticated climbing and rigging techniques, cut away dead or excess branches from trees or shrubs to maintain right-of-way for roads, sidewalks, or utilities, or to improve appearance, health, and value of tree. Prune or treat trees or shrubs using handsaws, hand pruners, clippers, and power pruners. Works off the ground in the tree canopy and may use truck-mounted lifts.

Key Competencies * Cooperation * Attention to Detail * Concern for Others * Dependability * Self Control * Integrity * Stress Tolerance * Leadership * Achievement/Effort * Persistence

Representative Tasks * Operate boom trucks, loaders, stump chippers, brush chippers, tractors, power saws, trucks, sprayers, and other equipment and tools. * Operate shredding and chipping equipment, and feed limbs and brush into the machines. * Clean, sharpen, and lubricate tools and equipment.


Administrative & Support Services,

Job Family Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance

Sample Job Titles Arborist, Brush Clearing Laborer, Climber, Diagnostician, Grape Pruner, Ground Worker, Groundsman, Groundsperson, Laborer, Line Clearance Foreman, Plant Health Care Technician, Pruner, Tanbark Laborer, Timber Cutter, Tree Climber, Tree Doctor, Tree Expert, Tree Pruner, Tree Specialist, Tree Surgeon, Tree Trimmer, Tree Trimmer Helper, Trimmer, Vine Pruner.