Tree Trimmer, Tree Pruner

Minimum ? No formal education required

Relevant experience in tree trimming and pruning

The tasks a Tree Trimmer and Pruner is expected to perform include:

Cutting dead or excess branches from trees or shrubs

Maintaining right-of-way for roads, sidewalks and utilities

Improving appearance, health and value of trees or shrubs

Pruning trees/shrubs using handsaws, pruning hooks, sheers and clippers

Filling cavities in trees to promote healing and to prevent deterioration

Climbing hooks or ladders to gain access to work area, if required

Scraping decayed matter from cavities in trees

Filling the cavities with cement to promote healing and to prevent further deterioration

Applying tar or other protective substances to cut surfaces, to seal them against insects

Knowledge of pruning requirements of different trees/shrubs

Skilled in operating tools for pruning and trimming

Proficient in pruning techniques

Familiar in operating climb truck-mounted lifts and power pruners

Skilled in recognising dead branches or other problem areas

Skilled in insect management and prevention techniques

Knowledge of techniques to keep trees healthy

Ability to visualize and trim trees in attractive shapes


Will be updated

Physically fit and strong

Hardworking and persistent


Ability to work independently

Attention to detail

It is a field job

Work from home is not applicable for this profile

May supervise a team of other Trimmers and Pruners

Part-time and contractual/seasonal jobs maybe found

Local travelling may be part of the job

Working hours

Working is 9 hours everyday for 6 days a week

Shift system is not involved in this job

Overtime maybe required

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?


This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include exposure to extreme weather conditions, fertilisers, pesticides, equipment noise and dust

Occupational hazards include risk of injury to body by using sharp tools/equipment and accidents while climbing ladders

Will be updated

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Horticulture Production in India

According to Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, horticulture production in India likely to scale new heights. As per third advance estimate for the year 2013-14, the horticulture production of the country is 280.79 million tonnes.

Opportunities for Grounds Maintenance Workers

Attractively designed, healthy, and well-maintained lawns, gardens, and grounds create a positive impression, establish a peaceful mood, and increase property values. Grounds Maintenance Workers perform the variety of tasks necessary to achieve a pleasant and functional outdoor environment. They also care for indoor gardens and plants in commercial and public facilities, such as malls, hotels, and botanical gardens. Opportunities should be very good, especially for workers willing to work seasonal or variable schedules, because of significant job turnover and increased demand for landscaping.

According to the National Horticulture Board, the area under horticulture estimated for 2014-15 is 24388 hectare, which has increased from 24198.5 hectare in 2013-14. With the increase in the horticulture sector the demand for this profile will increase. Treetrimmersandprunersarewidelyemployedbylandscapingcompanies,thegovernmentalsoemploythesepeopletotrimthetreesinpublicparks,roads,governmentbuildingsetc.

State Governments

Private companies with landscaping needs

Landscaping companies

Job openings are in Tier I and Tier II cities