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Climbing Arborist

 Hawthorne and New Rochelle

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Contact Phone:914 879 4981

  • Almstead Tree and Shrub Care is a second-generation, family-owned arboriculture firm that has been offering environmentally conscious services the NY, NJ, and CT tri-state area since 1964. We are a TCIA accredited company that values our employee’s professional aspirations, career development, safety and quality of life.

    We are looking for passionate professionals who want to enhance their career in tree care! We offer generous compensation, year-round work, paid time off, health and retirement benefits, inclusive company culture and so much more! If you are ready to enjoy going to work every day, come grow with us!

    Basic Function

    Tree Climbers serve a pivotal role on tree care crews, with the primary responsibility of climbing and assisting the crew leader in the performance of all general tree work services.

    Tree Climber Responsibilities

    Perform all required ground, climbing, and aerial lift duties in support of specific job assignments, as directed by crew leader.
    Assist in the performance of specialized pruning and take-downs, installing cabling and bracing.
    Safely operate equipment.
    Participate in all job site safety briefings.
    Perform proper climbing techniques and procedures, pruning skills, application of approved knots and rigging techniques.
    Assist with driving, backing, dumping, and parking duties.
    Perform ground duties such as job site set up, roping and rigging, felling, and job clean up as required.
    Utilize knowledge of compartmentalization and other concepts related to tree wounding/pruning.
    Two/four year degree in Arboriculture or 2+ years industry experience.
    Knowledge of pruning techniques including large shade trees and ornamentals.
    Ability to climb utilizing rope and saddle.
    Knowledge of industry standard rigging techniques and knots
    Knowledge of native and introduced tree and shrub species and characteristics of each species.
    Ability to safely operate and maintain chainsaws and other standard equipment.
    Experience with bucket truck operation.
    Valid Driver’s License, CDL preferred.
    We offer a competitive compensation package, $22-$32 per hour, based on experience, plus overtime, including medical and dental plans with employer contribution, 401K retirement savings plan, paid time off, and more!

    Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Company, LLC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.

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