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Career Opportunities

The Groundsman:

  • Strong knowledge of tying and specific uses for tree-industry knots.
  • Safety for all types of equipment used (Chipper, Stump Grinder, and Chain Saw).
  • Being a reliable member of the team responsive to visual cues and hand signals from the Climber and acting promptly with ground support.
  • Keeping the work area clear of debris, cleaning up limbs and branches as they are brought down in tree cutting work. Raking the area clear to maintain the safety zone.
  • Lining up branches and piling appropriately for loading into the Chipper.
  • Keeping tools in the staging area and safe zone.
  • Assuring that all lines are kept clear at all times.
  • Being attentive to the Climber’s cues throughout the job, always keeping their eyes on the Climber.
  • Defining the staging area and safe zones on the jobsite and laying out the tools for the job.
  • Placing the Henderson’s road sign in a visible location on the property.
  • Filling equipment with gasoline or diesel while being mindful of safe handling of fuels.
  • Chain Saw Blade Sharpening & Maintenance
  • General information about Crane operations
  • Stump Grinder & Chipper operation & Maintenance
  • Riggings used in Tree work- ex: Rope Breaks and Speed Lines.

The Tree Climber:

  • Is able to take direction from the Tree Crew Supervisor or Job-Site Supervisor and always work as a Team Member, using strong communication skills and adhering at all times to conduct and behavior code.
  • Performs various activities related to forestry and arboriculture such as tree diagnosis, climbing, pruning, removal, stump grinding, cabling, stumping, fertilizing and planting.
  • Supervises others engaged in tree trimming work and share skills to train other crew members.
  • Prepares trees and shrubs for removing, prepare plant material for transplanting.
  • Participates in gear, tool and equipment maintenance at the shop and in the field.
  • Climbing trees using the proper climbing hooks and belts, or climb ladders to gain access to work areas.
  • Collecting debris and refuse from tree trimming and removal operations into piles to be handled as each job specifies.  Hauling, chipping and maintaining a cleared safe work zone.
  • Trimming, topping, limbing-up, pruning, and shaping trees and shrubs following arboriculture practices.
  • Cabling, bracing, tying, bolting, staking and guying trees and branches.
  • Skill and knowledge to operate and also perform maintenance on specialized equipment including a chipper, stump grinder, and chainsaw in a safe and responsible manner
  • Skill to hoist tools and equipment to tree trimmers, and safely lower branches with ropes, or block and tackle.
  • Skills in knot tying and practical knowledge of each used in the field.
  • 3-4 Years’ Experience in the Field, preferably a Certified Arborist .
  • The desire to continue skill development, advance education and maintain certifications and accreditations.
  • Must have a clean driving record, preferably a CDL or desire to obtain commercial level licensing.

Arborist Sales Person:

  • Candidate should have 3 or more years of sales experience in the green industry with a proven track record
  • The position involves meeting with existing and prospective clients to assess and define their landscape horticultural needs, perform property inspections and identify the necessary needs.
  • Accurate estimating and providing proposals for the implementation of the work are essential tools for the successful Certified Arborist Salesperson. This candidate will have a passion and energizing attitude for this sort of work, be able to grown you customer base, supervise work being performed and complete jobs to clients’ satisfaction and highest standards.
  • Additionally you will be expected to perform community and industry networking such as presentations to garden clubs, chamber groups, community organizations, attending trade shows, etc., obtaining client referrals & working with marketing campaigns to generate sales.
  •  Position requires hands-on experience: a person with excellent listening, verbal, technological & written communication skills who enjoys meeting and working with new people. Ideally this candidate will have a love for the outdoors, learning for self / professional advancement, self motivation, and respect for their good health and well being.
  • A degree in plant or biological science, or business/marketing is a plus.

Contact Us


Affordable Tree Experts L.L.C. Mike Grigor, Owner 
Madison, Conn. 06443
Phone: (203) 245-3502 
       or (860) 526-9854
Emergency: 203-641-4937
E-mail: mgrigor64@gmail.com

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