POSITION ARBORIST / TREE SURGEON - Maintains and cares for trees and shrubs by lopping limbs and shaping branches, treating trees with fertilizers and insecticides, removing dead or decaying trees, and advising on general tree care.




- with 3 years experience

- Skill Level: 3

- NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

- At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification

Tasks Include:

- preparing and maintaining seedbeds and growing sites

- propagating and planting trees, bushes, hedges, flowers and bulbs

- preparing lawn areas by spreading top soil and planting grass, and by laying instant turf

- maintaining planted and grassed areas by weeding, trimming, fertilising, watering and mowing

- pruning trees and hedges, and installing plant support and protection devices

- preparing plans and drawings, selecting materials and plants, and scheduling landscape construction

- setting out and installing hardscape and softscape structures

- constructing gravel and paved areas, walls, fences, pergolas, ponds, barbecues and garden furniture

- examining trees to assess their condition and determine treatment

- lopping limbs off trees and shaping branches using chain and handsaws

- spraying and dusting plants and trees to control insects and disease, and felling diseased trees

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