Tree Climber

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Compensation: $35.38/hour

The Town of Greenwich (Greenwich, CT) is seeking a full time Tree Climber.  Skilled work in the care and maintenance of shade trees requiring high climbing and technical skill and knowledge in treating, pruning, insect and disease management, fertilizing, bracing and general caring for trees. Considerable hazard is involved because work is frequently performed at considerable heights. Skill is required when felling trees or branches to protect property from damage and to safeguard other workers and the public from injury.


  • Working knowledge of the methods and equipment used in pruning, insect and disease management, fertilizing, bracing, trimming, and removal of trees; knowledge of general tree physiology.
  • Working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions in tree maintenance activities. Ability to perform an aerial rescue under supervision of Foreman or Supervisor.
  • Skilled in the use of chainsaws, hand operated saws, pole pruners, pole saws; hand operated pruners, lopping pruners,, axes, chippers and all other standard tools and equipment of the trade.
  • Ability to throw a rope over a branch thirty feet above the ground, climb the rope in a prompt and safe manner and secure oneself in the tree; then to further climb the tree by means of established approved specifications for ascending the tree.
  • Ability to work at various heights up to 100 feet, cut and lift logs; lift 100 lbs. occasionally, 50 lbs. frequently and 20 lbs. regularly.


  • High school graduate plus three years experience as a tree climber working for a Connecticut licensed arborist or equivalent licensed organization or arborist, a certified arborist (I.S.A.), or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • However, all applicants must have 1 year of work experience as a tree climber.
  • Must obtain a CT pesticide applicator's license within six months of appiontment.
  • Commercial Driver's License required prior to participating in the Performance Exam.

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