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About Cherokee Tree

We are a thriving, locally owned, family orientated, Tree Care Company focusing on Tree Preservation through Professional Pruning and Responsible Disease and Pest Management.

Cherokee Tree Care is owned and operated by a lifelong climbing arborist who brings more than 35 years of experience to the education, training and mentoring of some of the most successful climbing arborists in the Midwest.

We specialize in growing great people!
Why Should You Apply?

What to Expect for Training

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Climbing Arborist / Arborist Trainee

The Position:

We’re looking for an Experienced Climbing Arborist and/or Arborist Trainee to join our team. The pay ranges from $17-$25 per hour, based on experience and individual potential, plus production bonus. We believe in honesty, integrity, personal growth and each other. We strive to create an environment that fosters success for every member of our team.

  • Valid Drivers License (Class E will need to be obtained)
  • Previous climbing experience is ideal but we are willing to train exceptional individuals.
  • Experience operating small equipment such as chainsaws is a plus.
  • Previous Experience in the green industry can be helpful.
  • Good Physical Ability
  • Team Player
  • Hard Work Ethic.
  • Ability to work in challenging conditions
  • Maintains a Positive Attitude
  • Previous Knowledge of ANSI safety and pruning standards would be fantastic!
  • Willingness to work towards obtaining ISA Arborist Certification.
  • Ability to interact with customers and team members in a kind professional manner.
  • Competitive Industry Pay
  • On the Job Training.
  • Excellent Benefit Package (Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability Insurance)
  • 2+ Weeks Paid Time Off and 6 Paid Holidays per year.
    Closed Christmas through New Years.
  • Yearly Bonuses
  • Paid training opportunities on subjects like safety, proper pruning, falling and rigging and plant health care.
  • Liberal equipment and uniform allowance.
  • Participation in tree climbing competitions and TCIA or ISA conferences.
  • Paid travel and accommodations.
  • Certified Arborist training materials and employer paid testing are provided and encouraged.
  • Career advancement. It’s all up to you, the sky’s the limit!
  • Most importantly you get to work with a great bunch of people!!
Responsibility Overview:
  • Daily Climbing and Project Management
  • Customer Interaction
  • Equipment Maintenance as needed
  • Lead, Guide and Assist team in meeting daily and weekly goals.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $17.00 - $25.00 per hour
Plus Production Bonus
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
Supplemental pay types:
  • Bonus opportunities

Interested in working with us? Fill out the form and upload your resume below.