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Tree Trimmers and Pruners

Job Information

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.


  • Most grounds maintenance workers need no formal education and are trained on the job; however, some workers may require formal education.
  • Occupational characteristics include full-time and part-time jobs, seasonal jobs, physically demanding work, and low earnings.
  • Job opportunities are expected to be good.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $31,320/yr ($15.66/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma