Tree Trimmers and Pruners:

Using sophisticated climbing and rigging techniques, cut away dead or excess branches from trees or shrubs to maintain right-of-way for roads, sidewalks, or utilities, or to improve appearance, health, and value of tree. Prune or treat trees or shrubs using handsaws, hand pruners, clippers, and power pruners. Works off the ground in the tree canopy and may use truck-mounted lifts.

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Indiana Average Salary $34,850.00
Average Time to Fill 55 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,016
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 11.86 %

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Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Decision-making
Professionalism
Resource Allocation
Problem-solving
Integrity

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing General Physical Activities

Transplant plants and crops
Apply herbicides, fertilizers, or pesticides
Plant agricultural crops
Irrigate lawns, trees, plants, or crops
Cultivate agricultural and aquacultural crops for harvesting
Plant trees or other landscape plants
Harvest agricultural or aquacultural crops
Plant greenery to improve landscape appearance
Cut brush for removal or trimming
Cultivate lawns, turf, or gardens
Fell trees for timber or land clearing
Remove debris or vegetation from work sites
Move heavy objects in janitorial or groundskeeping settings
Climb ladders, scaffolding, and structures to reach work
Scale trees as work requires
Build agricultural structures
Move heavy objects in agricultural, farming, or forestry settings
Move materials, equipment, or supplies
Stack containers, materials, or products
Repair wooden frameworks or structures
Construct wooden frameworks or structures
Load agricultural or forestry products for shipment
Load/Unload containers, materials, or products
Clean equipment or supplies
Clean rooms, floors, or facilities in agricultural, farming, or forestry settings
Capture animals or insects for control, identification, relocation, sale, or research
Care for plants or animals

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events

Identify diseased, weak, or undesirable trees or plants
Identify tree or plant species
Identify plant diseases
Identify characteristics of plants, crops, and tree species
Identify desirable and undesirable vegetation
Classify plants, animals, or other natural phenomena
Mark agricultural or forestry products for identification
Identify characteristics of insects, pests, and diseases
Identify erosion patterns
Identify animal or insect species
Determine crops or timber ready for harvest
Identify crops or timber to be harvested


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

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Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

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