Tree Trimmers & 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.
Also called: Arborist, Groundsman, Tree Climber, Tree Trimmer

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
    Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
    Endurance
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Concern for Others
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Self Control

Technology:

    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook
    Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word

Education:

    no high school diploma/GED
    high school diploma/GED
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