Tree Climber
Job Description

Tree Climber Job Description

Tree Climber Job Overview

Tree climbers specialize in scaling and climbing tall trees to maintain, prune, and remove them for residential and commercial clients. Responsibilities include following directions from the crew leader to perform tree removal and maintenance jobs, using hand and power tools, and adhering to all safety policies and procedures. Duties include performing climb and ground person tasks and removing trees and branches through cabling and rigging techniques. They also use climbing gear and equipment to climb trees with chainsaws, hand saws, and tree trimmers to complete jobs. Tree climbing is labor-intensive work and requires strong communication skills to safely work with all crew members at the job site. This is an entry-level position with no previous experience required. They typically work full-time at dangerous heights and in unfavorable weather conditions.

Tree Climber Job Template

Tree Climber Job Summary

We’re a growing tree service company looking for a tree climber with a strong work ethic to provide our clients with a great experience. Responsibilities include performing a variety of climb and ground person duties such as chipping, cabling, rigging, and using hand and power tools to get the job done. You should ideally have strong communication skills, work well with other crew members, and be physically capable of performing strenuous tree removal services at high heights and in all weather conditions. Apply now if you’re looking for a great opportunity to work outdoors and learn something new every day!


Ashburn, VA

Tree Climber Responsibilities

  • Help clear property from work area with ground crew
  • Collect and feed branches and brush into a chipper
  • Perform tree removal services
  • Complete tree maintenance services, tree trimming, and pruning
  • Use equipment and power and hand tools to get the job done
  • Follow all job site safety procedures and policies

Tree Climber Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED preferred
  • Valid driver’s license required; commercial driver’s license (CDL) preferred
  • Ability to lift heavy objects (50+ lbs)
  • Comfortable working at heights and all weather conditions
  • Strong communication and teamwork ethic required

Tree Climber Compensation

$25.94/hr (National Average)


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