Storybook Tree Services Inc.

Date Posted
December 21, 2018

Two (2) CONTRACT Positions: Tree Climber & Ground Tech

Oakville, Ontario


Storybook Tree Services stresses RELIABILITY AND SAFETY on all jobs and constant vigilance and mindfulness is of the utmost importance on the Tree Crew. Being aware of inherent dangers in the tree industry and the knowledge to avoid them is most important.

Storybook encourages education and continued job skill improvement. We are members of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and promote employees obtaining their certifications and Arborist Licensing.

All Storybook employees have an expectation to always promote our services and products and embrace the importance of networking to bring more business connections that will lead to future clients and more services for existing clients.

We are currently looking to fill two CONTRACT positions within our team one of a climber and one ground tech.



Work Site tasks include:

● 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.


The Ground tech, this position in the Storybook Tree Crew Division is a support and hi-technician level job that entails close observance of all safety issues involved in Tree work as well as skills that support the work performed by the Tree Crew, allowing a smooth flow of productivity at the job-site. Storybook Tree Services Inc. is looking for candidates for our operations in Oakville, Ontario. We are looking for intermediate to advanced candidates with a minimum of 2 years tree service experience.

The skills and responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

● Strong knowledge of tying and specific uses for tree-industry knots;
● Safety for all types of equipment used (Chipper, Stump Grinder, 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. Wears appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for the task;
● 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;
● Ability to pull, push, and lift up to 60 lbs and work in hot or cold weather months.



Specialized skills and requirements for the Climber:

● 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;
● The desire to continue skill development, advance education and maintain certifications and accreditations;
● Must have a clean driving record.


The Groundsman will be the point person preparing to load the appropriate tools for specific jobs for departure from the shop. This person will maintain areas and equipment on the job site, and perform tasks such as:

● Defining the staging area and safe zones on the job site and laying out the tools for the job;
● Placing the Storybook road sign in a visible location on the property;
● Filling equipment with gasoline or diesel while being mindful of safe handling of fuels.

The Groundsman should also have sound knowledge of:

● 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.


Date Ad Expires
February 21, 2019

How to apply

Please visit our company website at:

For further information please call 905-599-6860 or email us at [email protected]

Our address is 101-2275 Upper Middle Rd E, Oakville, ON, Canada.