Kelly's Tree Care

Date Posted:
September 08, 2017
Production Arborist / Climber
Scarborough, Ontario

Location of Work:             Toronto (GTA)
Language of Work:           English
Terms of Employment:     Permanent, Full time

Production Arborist/Climber is responsible for completion of assigned tasks related to tree pruning, tree removal, cabling and bracing, to higher standards in a safe and efficient manner.


  • Ascend and work through the canopy of all scale of trees in a safe and efficient manner, imposing no injury on the tree itself through the use of industry standard ropes, harnesses and hardware;
  • Use climbing spikes (spurs) for tree removal and ONLY for tree removal;
  • Full removal of dead, diseased and/or dangerous trees in a safe and controlled manner;
  • Removal of stumps with industry standard grinding machinery (small manual grinders and large hydraulically driven grinders);
  • Controlled lowering of tree material from heights using modern rigging techniques (blocks, pulleys, ropes and winches);
  • Manipulate and move heavy/irregular tree material with the use of specialized dollies, mechanical advantage and cranes;
  • Properly inspect all tools of the trade for safety including but not limited to cranes, aerial lifts, chainsaws, climbing equipment, dollies, winches, pulleys ropes etc;
  • Planting of all scale of trees and woody plants in accordance with arboricultural standards;
  • Proper installation of safety traffic control barriers;
  • Maintenance and chainsaws and chains;
  • Maintenance of wood chipper machinery;
  • Identify potential hazards in the workplace and mitigate potential hazards in the work place.
  • Completion of an Arboriculture diploma program and/or equivalent field experience;
  • Class “D” driver’s license, “DZ” is an asset;
  • WAH - Working at Heights training (Ontario provincial standard);
  • Experience working in 2 person, 3 person and 5 person arboriculture production crews;
  • Proficiency with modern climbing equipment, techniques and safe work practices (SRT and DDRT proficiency required);
  • Proficiency with modern rigging equipment, techniques and safe work practices;
  • Ability to execute all tasks with the required personal protective equipment;
  • Trained and practiced in Aerial rescue emergency protocol.

Wage:  $23.00 to $28.00 dependant on skill and experience
Benefits: Health Benefits insurance plan, Vacation pay, Overtime pay

Date Ad Expires:
November 08, 2017
How to Apply:

Contact: Please email resumes to or call 416-462-0007.

Our mission is to enhance and promote the care and benefit of trees for present and future generations in Ontario through education, research and awareness.