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Arboriculturalist / Tree Surgeon

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Education
Most occupations in this zone require job specific training (vocational training) related to the occupation (NFQ Levels 5 and 6 or higher), related on-the-job experience, or a relevant professional award.

Related Experience
Previous work-related skills, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, several years of full or part-time employment in the area may suffice.

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€22k > 77
Tree Surgeon
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€22 - 77
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Last Updated: March, 2017

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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At a Glance... header image

An aboriculturist is required to carry out a lot of physical work in the care of trees. This includes felling, planting and performing tree surgery.


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The following is a list of the most commonly reported tasks and activities for this occupation

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Supervise others engaged in tree trimming work and train lower-level employees.

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Operate boom trucks, loaders, stump chippers, brush chippers, tractors, power saws, trucks, sprayers, and other equipment and tools.

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Climb trees, using climbing hooks and belts, or climb ladders to gain access to work areas.

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Clean, sharpen, and lubricate tools and equipment.

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Cut away dead and excess branches from trees, or clear branches around power lines, using climbing equipment or buckets of extended truck booms, or chainsaws, hooks, handsaws, shears, and clippers.

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Trim, top, and reshape trees to achieve attractive shapes or to remove low-hanging branches.

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Prune, cut down, fertilize, and spray trees as directed by tree surgeons.

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Hoist tools and equipment to tree trimmers, and lower branches with ropes or block and tackle.

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Operate shredding and chipping equipment, and feed limbs and brush into the machines.

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Load debris and refuse onto trucks and haul it away for disposal.

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The following is a list of the most commonly reported work activities in this occupation.

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Performing General Physical Activities: Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.

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Handling and Moving Objects: Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.

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Controlling Machines and Processes: Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).

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Making Decisions and Solving Problems: Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

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Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships: Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

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Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge: Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

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Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings: Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.

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Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment: Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

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Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment: Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.

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Performing for or Working Directly with the Public: Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.


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The following is a list of the five most commonly reported knowledge areas for this occupation.

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Mechanical: Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

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Customer and Personal Service: Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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Public Safety and Security: Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

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Transportation: Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.

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English Language: Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.


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The following is a list of the most commonly reported skills used in this occupation.

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Operation and Control: Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

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Operation Monitoring: Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

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Coordination: Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

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Time Management: Managing one's own time and the time of others.

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Instructing: Teaching others how to do something.

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Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

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Judgment and Decision Making: Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

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Monitoring: Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

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Management of Personnel Resources: Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

Entry Routesheader image

A Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture or biology is relevant, but not always a requirement for this career area.

There are several Level 7 and 8 programmes available (CIT, WIT, ITB, UCD and National Botanic Gardens), some of which are run in conjunction with Teagasc.

Teagasc training centres also offer short courses in farm forestry.

Many tree surgeons train on the job while taking specialised course. After a period of practical work experience, you may be sent on a further course of study in the UK where there are a number of institutions offering courses in arboriculture.

Last Updated: November, 2014


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Organisation: The Tree Council of Ireland
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Tel: (01) 493 1313
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Earth Science & Environment
Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food

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