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Arborist - Intermediate/Apprentice Level

Location: Seattle, WA

Full-time development role, focused on building the knowledge and skills to become a credentialed climbing arborist

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.

Position Summary: Assist with and perform high-quality tree care including structure pruning, crown reduction, cabling/bracing and ornamental pruning.  Actively work to obtain Certified Arborist credential and achieve full climbing arborist position.  Apply existing knowledge and gain experience in tree biology, pruning strategies, growth response, diagnostics and risk assessment.  Continue learning and contribute to the advancement of our profession through education, volunteering/participating at industry events and tree climbing competitions.

Minimum Requirements

  • 1-3 years experience in professional arboriculture, seeking to obtain Certified Arborist within 24 months
  • At least 6 months professional tree climbing experience
  • Knowledgeable in safe work practices for ground ops, chainsaw ops, climbing, rigging, chipper ops
  • Some experience driving trucks with towed chippers/trailers
  • Leadership experience and other credentials a plus (eg. CTW, TCIA courses)
  • Starting wage $22-28/hour with raise of $2/hour upon obtaining Certified Arborist credential

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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