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Climbing Arborist

Location: Seattle, WA

Full-time production climber role, focused on high-quality tree care and tree removals

Tree133 is a growing family business dedicated to preserving trees and empowering people. With a consistent focus on our core values - Excellence, Respect and Influence - we strive to provide high quality tree care based on modern science, demonstrate genuine care for our clients and their trees, and to provide a dynamic learning environment to engage, challenge and support every team member.

Perform high-quality tree care including structure pruning, crown reduction, cabling/bracing and ornamental pruning. Perform tree removals using fundamental cutting/rigging skills and learn advanced techniques for technical tree removal and precision felling. Apply and expand knowledge in tree identification, biology, pruning strategies, growth response and diagnostics.  Continue learning and contribute to the advancement of our profession through education, volunteering/participating at industry events and tree climbing competitions.

Minimum Requirements

  • 3+ years experience in professional arboriculture, Certified Arborist credential or must obtain w/in 12 months
  • At least 2 years professional tree climbing experience
  • Proficient in safe work practices for ground ops, chainsaw ops, climbing, rigging, chipper ops
  • Experience driving trucks with towed chippers/trailers preferably in a city environment
  • Confident use of MRS (moving rope) and SRS (stationary rope) climbing systems to work safely and efficiently in trees of all sizes
  • Leadership experience and other credentials a plus (eg. CTW, TRAQ, TCIA courses)
  • Starting wage $32-38/hour with opportunities for raises by obtaining certs and credentials
  • Raise of $2/hour upon obtaining Certified Arborist credential (if not held already)

Top Benefits

  • Reimbursement for health insurance and other qualifying expenses
  • Company contribution to Health Savings Account (for qualifying insurance)
  • Company funded retirement savings
  • High-quality tools and equipment with climbing gear allowance
  • Paid time off and sick time with additional un-paid time off available
  • Cell phone reimbursement, gear and clothing discounts
  • Paid professional development: local training events, conferences and climbing competitions
  • Opportunity to attend major industry events (e.g. TCI Expo, Treetopia, etc.) and volunteer at national/international tree climbing competitions

Location: North Seattle, Washington

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and professional references to

Employer Info

12408 17th Ave NE
Seattle, Washington 98125


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