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Climber/Arborcare Foreman

Location: Salida, CO
Salary: $27-$35/hr

Passionate about the mountains and about tree work?

Arguably the best Colorado mountain town. Beautifully nestled between the Sangre de Cristo and Sawatch Mountain ranges, Salida has a historic downtown and is driven by artistic minds and outdoor enthusiasts.   

Follow the Collegiate Peaks Scenic Byway to the heart of Colorado.  Whitewater raft through Browns Canyon National Monument or fish miles of gold-medal rivers. Discover the highest concentration of 14,000 ft peaks then soak in the multiple natural hot springs in the area.

Live music. Art galleries. Performing Arts. Film screenings. Pride parade and drag brunch. Even a local circus. Salida’s cultural calendar is delightfully full.  The live music scene has grown exponentially with state-of-the-art venues and beautiful festival spaces. Downtown creative arts district and dozens of hip restaurants.  It is a way of life here in Salida.

You will love endless miles of singletrack mountain biking and you will love being right in the heart of Colorado ski country.  Kayak festivals and bike festivals and ski resort happenings cater to the adrenaline of outdoor junkies.

Living in Salida is only part of the joys of working with Central Colorado’s most reputable arborcare and forestry company.  Terra Firma Forestry is a small business with all the reputation.  We are not ‘corporate’ so we don’t have to deal with the inefficiencies and politics of a large company.  We are small and local.  We love our clients and we love our trees!

Job Description: 

  • Proficiency climbing any tree in Central Colorado with proper climbing techniques, pruning and saw cuts
  • Jobs require ability to rig branches down in a proper and safe manner
  • Maintain Arborcare shop, chip truck/chipper, Arborcare chainsaws/climbing saws and gear.
  • Ensure work is completed to owner/client's satisfaction
  • Professionalism in making client contacts and knowledge in tree care education for clients and/or other employees
  • Work professionally with Arborcare manager, business owner and ground crew


  • Professional sawyer and climbing skills
  • Mechanical skills
  • Arborcare and tree knowledge


  • Absolute proficiency at tree climbing, removal and pruning
  • Chainsaw experience as professional feller
  • Ability to drive chip trucks and operate equipment


Employer Info

PO Box 315
Salida, Colorado 81201


  • Climber
  • Manager

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