Climbing Arborist

  • Grow Tree Care
  • Comox Valley, BC, Canada
  • Feb 13, 2023
Full time Climber

Job Description

Tree Care for People Who Care About Trees

We are seeking 2 experienced Climbing Arborists to join our arboriculture team. This is a rare opportunity to experience Island life at its finest in the beautiful Comox Valley, and to join a well-respected company with strong values and a genuine love of nature.

  • Do work you care about!
  • Ethically run, values-based company with a fun and respectful team. We care about our people just as much as we care about the work we do.
  • $28-$36 per hour (depending on experience), health spending account, gear allowance, and training.
  • 100% locally owned and operated.
  • Located in the beautiful Comox Valley on Vancouver Island.

Love trees? So do we…

Grow Tree Care is a family-run arboriculture company that prides itself on quality tree work. We emphasize the integration of trees within the urban landscape and in finding the balance between the client’s objective and the health of the tree. We take special care and pride in our client relationships, and we work to ISA standards, including tree retention and proper pruning techniques.

We are the 2023 partners for Samson’s C.O.R.E program which supports tree care companies with strong fundamental core values. We were selected because we “prioritize safety by providing training and quality gear for [our] team, focusing on the health of the trees [we] care for, and valuing [our] employees’ work-life balance.”

The Position

The Climbing Arborist reports to the Crew Manager, and has responsibility for:

  • Tree care services, including removals and pruning over 14’
  • Performing and overseeing operations at job sites
  • Safety at the job site
  • Communicating effectively with clients at job sites
  • Mentoring other crew members

You might be the ideal person if:

  • You enjoy working with people as much as you enjoy working with trees
  • You love solving challenges and puzzles
  • You believe in nurturing a happy coexistence of humans and nature
  • You’re friendly and professional
  • You have a passion for pruning and high-quality tree work
  • You have an ISA Certification and 3+ years climbing experience
  • You have a valid BC Driver’s Licence & clean driving record
  • You are physically fit, aware of body positioning during tasks, able to lift heavy objects & work in inclement weather

Why should you apply?

This is a great opportunity to work with a dedicated, skilled team with shared values and to engage in varied, interesting work. Grow Tree Care nurtures a respectful working environment and believes in supporting a healthy work-life balance for its team so they are able to enjoy the amazing community we live in.

Grow Tree Care is located in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. There is a vibrant arts and food community, and a multitude of year-round sports and outdoor activities for all ages. Local business is thriving, and throughout the year the valley hosts a variety of activities and events.

How to apply

If you think working with Grow Tree Care is right for you, please submit your resume and cover letter on our hiring form by clicking the APPLY FOR THIS JOB button.