The Arboriculture Intern learns and refines tree-care skills through hands-on training.
The work involves tree climbing and pruning as well as the use of hand tools, chain saws, chippers, and bucket trucks. Duties may include tree trimming and cabling, bracing, hedge pruning, and tree health evaluation. A fall internship involves several months of Christmas light installation and maintenance. Previous arboriculture or urban forestry training or experience is preferred. Willingness to operate machinery, willingness to work in adverse weather conditions, and the ability to lift 50 lbs are required.