Certified Arborist

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Start Date: ASAP  Compensation: $50,000-55,000

Urban Arborists is a knowledge driven, leading private tree-care company based in Red Hook Brooklyn, serving the five boroughs of New York City and the surrounding tristate area. Urban Arborists is widely known for the accuracy of its recommendations and the quality of its work. You can check out the work we’ve done for some of our major institutional and municipal clients such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Evergreens Cemetery, NYU, and Madison Square Park. We also love to plant new trees. Over the past two decades, we have planted more than 7000 trees. We also serve hundreds of private clients annually, from those with humble urban backyards or container gardens to luxury condo terraces and historic estates. 


  • ISA Certified Arborist certification strongly preferred
  • GIS skills valued
  • 2+ years of arboriculture or related horticultural experience or education required
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Spanish language skills a plus.
  • Supportive environment for LGBTQ+ and POC.


We are looking for an arborist to join our dedicated arboricultural team. As a small and in-demand company we all wear many hats and are accommodating to each other’s special skills and needs. We appreciate those who can recognize what needs doing and jump in with confidence. Job duties include visiting clients/job sites and estimating tree work; researching, diagnosing, and writing reports on tree and plant health care issues; assessing tree life cycle management issues and diagnosing tree problems; assisting with tree management plans; managing and performing tree inventories; and managing tree planting projects, spring and fall, including selecting trees in nurseries and managing field crews.

Client interface is a significant portion of the job so good rapport and ability to communicate clearly and effectively are critical. 

This is a job to grow in. It includes regular education opportunities, including advanced ISA and other qualifications, classes at the New York Botanical Garden , and tree management and IPM course work. UA has an excellent in-house library of books, journals and studies related to arboriculture. Curious minds with positive attitudes are welcome! 

Additional Information

Benefits include:
Health Insurance, Paid Vacation, generous sick and personal days.  Salary commensurate with experience. 

Contact Information

Urban Arborists
Contact Name: Diana
Email: diana@urbanarb.com