Tree Farm Arborist
Company: Summerhill Landscapes
Location: Sag Harbor
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Position Overview: Oversee all aspects of tree farm
pruning operations to improve appearance, structure, health, and
value of trees to be grown for sale in Summerhill's nurseries.
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. Assist in IPM operations at
Summerhill's nursery, working with the team to identify pests,
diseases and abiotic conditions that may affect tree
- Develop, implement and execute year-round pruning
schedule designed to maximize appearance, structure and health of
all nursery grown trees.
- Develop and implement plan to cultivate topiary
pruning regimen for select trees, including pleaching, pollarding,
table-top and espalier pruning techniques for select plant material
at the nurseries.
- Ensure pruning conforms to all ANSI-A300 pruning
standards, and established, sound arboricultural
- Supervise others engaged in tree trimming work
and train lower-level employees in sound arboricultural
- Ensure safety and protection of all involved in
pruning operations is executed to the highest standard, including
overseeing weekly tailgate training sessions and necessary training
in best practices for safe pruning operations.
and develop budgets for tree work. Coordinate with the Tree Farm
Manager with the estimation of maintenance service requirements or
- Operate boom lifts, loaders, chippers, tractors,
power saws, trucks, sprayers, and other equipment and
trees, using climbing hooks and belts, or climb ladders to gain
access to work areas, as necessary.
- Clean, sharpen, and lubricate tools and
tools and equipment to tree trimmers, and lower branches with ropes
or block and tackle.
debris and refuse onto trucks and haul it away for disposal, or
processing at the tree farm.
trees to treat diseased or unhealthy trees, including mixing
chemicals and calibrating spray equipment. Prepare chemicals for
- Assist nursery operations team as necessary in
times of high demand. Tasks may include loading, digging, providing
supplemental water, fertilization, and additional tree farm
Keywords: Summerhill Landscapes, New Haven , Tree Farm Arborist, Other , Sag Harbor, Connecticut
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