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Tree Trimmer & Pruner

Job Summary

Responsible for cutting down, pruning, or trimming branches, leaves, and roots from trees to prevent damage and destruction or for aesthetic purposes.

Primary responsibilities

  • Cut away dead, obstructive, or excess branches from trees and shrubbery.
  • Utilize chain saws and work crews to safely cut down limbs.
  • Climb trees with safety devices to properly cut down limbs.
  • Prune or treat trees or shrubs using handsaws, pruning hooks, sheers, and clippers.
  • Use lifts and power tools to gain access to high areas.
  • Fill in cavities of trees with chemicals to promote healing.
  • Remove debris and cart away large limbs for disposal.
  • Cut branches away from power lines.
  • Cable, brace, tie, bolt, stake, and guy trees and branches to provide support.
  • Utilize climbing equipment or buckets of extended truck booms, and/or chainsaws, hooks, handsaws, shears, and clippers.
  • Use shovels and rakes to clear debris.
  • Submit job estimates.
  • Manage work crews.
  • Clear sites, streets, and grounds of woody and herbaceous materials, such as tree stumps and fallen trees and limbs.
  • Spray and treat diseased trees.
  • Reshape trees to create aesthetically pleasing shapes.
  • Water and fertilize trees.
  • Apply tar to cut surfaces to seal in moisture.
  • Strip bark from trees.

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