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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $34,850.00
Average Time to Fill 55 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 2,236
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 8.42 %

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Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Critical Thinking
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing General Physical Activities

Apply herbicides, fertilizers, or pesticides
Plant greenery to improve landscape appearance
Cut brush for removal or trimming
Irrigate lawns, trees, plants, or crops
Clean equipment or supplies
Remove debris or vegetation from work sites
Move heavy objects in janitorial or groundskeeping settings
Fell trees for timber or land clearing
Climb ladders, scaffolding, and structures to reach work

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events

Identify plant diseases
Identify diseased, weak, or undesirable trees or plants
Identify tree or plant species
Identify desirable and undesirable vegetation

Handling and Moving Objects

Mix chemicals safely according to instructions
Prepare chemicals for work application
Treat greenery or surfaces with protective substances
Operate portable hand spray equipment

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