AMERICAN TREE SURGEONS, SINCE 1987
Tree surgeons plant and cultivate trees and
shrubs in city, countryside and conservation
areas. They undertake a variety of activities and
work as planters, climbers (also known as tree
surgeons) and ground staff. Some tree surgeons
undertake all of these activities.
Climbers work at great heights using specialist
climbing equipment such as hoists and
harnesses. They use heavy equipment such as
chainsaws to prune trees and remove diseased
or weak branches. Climbers also cut down dead
or dangerous trees.
Ground staff maintain the safety of the work site
by keeping people and vehicles out of the area.
They also support climbers as they work,
passing tools to them, re-fuelling the chainsaw
and clearing the site of dead branches and other
debris. As they have to rescue climbers in case
of emergencies, they need a head for heights.
Tree surgeons also prepare sites for new trees,
plant shrubs and trees, and apply pesticides and
fertilisers. They work with many types of hand
tools and with power tools such as chainsaws,
hedge cutters and strimmers. Their work
involves the regular maintenance and cleaning
of all equipment.
2555 County Road 220 - Middleburg, Florida