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 Tree Trimmer

Scarsdale, NY

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DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The incumbent of this position performs semi-skilled tasks
in connection with the maintenance, pruning, trimming, spraying, transplanting, and felling of trees.
This is routine skilled work involving responsibility for the efficient performance of assignments
requiring a practical working knowledge of tree surgery practices. The work includes trimming,
climbing, spraying, fertilizing, transplanting and removal of trees. Employees in this class receive
instructions from a supervisor indicating work to be done and work methods to be used. Supervision
may be occasionally exercised over other members of a tree-climbing crew. Does related work as

materials, and methods used in tree felling, tree spraying, tree trimming, and tree surgery; knowledge
of the planting, cultivating, transplanting, pruning, and shearing of trees and shrubs; skill in trimming
and felling trees and in performing tree surgery; ability to climb and to work at considerable height
under dangerous conditions; ability to understand and follow simple oral and written directions; ability
to effectively use computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and
database software; ability to read, write, speak, understand and communicate in English sufficiently to
perform the essential duties of the position; mechanical aptitude; dependability; physical condition
commensurate with the duties of the position.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Either: (a): graduation from high school or
possession of a high school equivalency diploma and one (1) year of work experience which involved
tree work such as trimming, chipping and removal of trees; or (b): five (5) years of experience as in (a)

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