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Compensation: $70,128/yr.

The Climber/Pruner under supervision, performs all types of work required for the planting, maintenance, and removal of trees and large shrubs. Performs related work.


  • Climbs, prunes, braces, cuts, and fells trees and large shrubs.
  • Sprays trees and large shrubs to protect them against insects, fungi or other parasites and disease.
  • Plants, transplants, and cares for trees and large shrubs.
  • May perform tree inspection work as required.
  • Operates manual and power-driven equipment in the performance of the above duties and operates cars, trucks, and other motorized equipment incidental to the performance of the above duties.


  • Six months of satisfactory, full-time experience as a climber pruner or arborist performing all types of tree work
  • The planting, maintenance, and removal of trees and large shrubs, including climbing, pruning, bracing, cutting, and felling trees and large shrubs.
  • Operating manual, power-driven, and motorized equipment for the performance of these duties
  • Experience as a ground person is not acceptable towards meeting this requirement.

License Requirements:

  • A motor vehicle driver’s license valid in the State of New York
  • Within one year of appointment, employees must possess a Class B Commercial Driver’s License valid in the State of New York; the Class B Commercial Driver’s License must be maintained for the duration of this employment.
  • ISA Certification preferred.

Additional Information

Application deadline for this position is September 5th, 2023.
Must be able to pass a written and practical exam; date and location to be announced.

Additionally, this position supports, through actions and conduct, NYBG’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility initiatives and helps to build and maintain an inclusive organization culture throughout the institution.

The New York Botanical Garden is committed to an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible work environment, and further recognizes that diversity in our workforce fosters excellence in our mission of advocating for the plants of the world. Leveraging the strong foundation of existing policies and practices, NYBG will advance inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility through a number of institutional initiatives. Our aspiration is to continue to cultivate a workforce and institution that is as diverse as the communities we serve and the audiences we engage.


  • 15 Vacation Days
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • 10 Sick Days
  • Health Coverage
  • 401K
  • Pension Plan

If you require an accommodation for any part of the application process, please notify the Human Resources department at
EOE/BIPOC/F/Persons with disabilities/Veterans

Contact Information

The New York Botanical Garden
Website: Apply Online