Career outlook for tree surgeon
Average UK salary
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would keep trees healthy by carrying out work including planting, care and hazard checks.
- Assess the health of trees
- Prune, fell and plant trees in streets or parks
- Check for potential dangers from trees
- Control pests
- Remove snow to take the weight off branches
- Follow health and safety rules carefully
You will usually work from a rope and harness. You might also use elevated work platforms known as ‘cherry-pickers’.
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