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Springfield , Massachusetts

Under the supervision of the Lead Arborist, performs skilled and semi-skilled actions in the process of pruning, removing and planting street trees. Tasks include the operation of various sized equipment (i.e. stump grinder, chipper, hand, and power tools) as well as well as the use of commercial vehicles, while effectively maintaining the equipment used on a daily basis and proactively managing potential equipment problems. Participates in city tree nursery maintenance including, structural pruning, weeding, mowing, rototilling and upkeep of the irrigation system. Knowledge of industry standards in the process of tree planting and familiarity with required post-planting care. Prunes trees for public safety, building clearance, visibility purposes and promotion of tree health; removal of dead, dying, diseased trees and trees carrying structural defects. Occasional attendance of seminars and other training programs as they relate to the numerous aspects of urban forestry. Please visit for the full job description