• Tree Trimmers and Pruners
  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 34,430
    $24,740 range bar $47,130
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Fast Growing
  • Tree trimmers and pruners use climbing and rigging techniques to cut away dead or excess branches to maintain the right-of-way for roads, sidewalks, or utilities. They also work to improve the health, appearance, and value of trees, typically doing the following:

What do they typically do

  • Inspect trees to determine if they have diseases or pest problem
  • Supervise others engaged in tree trimming work and train employees
  • Cable, brace, tie, bolt, stake, and secure trees and branches to provide support
  • Transplant and remove trees and shrubs, and prepare trees for moving
  • Water, root-feed, and fertilize trees
  • Prune, cut down, fertilize, and spray trees as directed by tree surgeons
  • Water lawns, landscapes, and gardens
  • Climb trees, using climbing hooks and belts, or climb ladders to get access to work areas

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.0%
Job Opening 319

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Education & Training

  • Education

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
    Associated Programs or Majors
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