Careers with TreeHugger Complete Tree Care

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Employee Benefit Package

The benefits available to full-time employees after 90 days of service are included.

PPE / Uniforms/ Boot Allowance
Overtime, when available
Paid Training
Retirement Plan/Company Match
CDL Pay Increase
Life Insurance Partially paid by the company
ISA Certified Arborist Pay Increase
Health Insurance Stipend
Paid Vacation
Sick pay/ Personal Days

Positions Available

Grounds Person

Working with a crew to help undertake the pruning or removal of trees and shrubs, operating a range of machinery including chainsaws, woodchipper, mini skid steer, hedge trimmer, and hand tools used for pruning. Assisting in rigging operations by understanding the systems and controlling the rigging ropes and pull lines.

Learning and understanding compartmentalization in trees and correct pruning practices to minimize exposure to decay. Even if you have had some kind of tree climbing and pruning training, it is a job where there are so many different aspects to learn about safety, machinery, and techniques both on the ground and in the canopy; everyone needs to learn through experience.

• Knowledge of equipment and safe operating procedures
• Assist climber with rigging operations and saw maintenance
• Chipper operations and ground saw operations
• Limbing and bucking of material
• Must carry valid Drivers License / CDL Preferred
• Ability to work in all weather conditions
• Physically fit and able to lift heavy objects
• Good communication skills
• Follow all safety protocols and PPE requirements
• Traffic control
• Daily pre-and post-trip inspections/maintenance log

Climbing/Aerial Lift Arborist

An efficient climbing or aerial arborist takes time, commitment, dedication, listening, and learning from others.

This position will vary significantly from day to day. As a Climbing/Aerial arborist, you will be required to undertake various types of pruning, deadwood removal, crown thinning, crown reduction, specific branch weight reduction, crown raising, and clearance pruning; you will also perform tree removals of all sizes and degrees of difficulty that could incorporate various rigging systems and crane removal. There are also more specialized work specifications such as implementing bracing/supporting systems within the canopy to reduce the risk of failure. As a climbing Arborist, you may be required to lead the crew if you are the most knowledgeable or experienced.

• Proven work experience as an arborist.
• Knowledge of tree biology and tree anatomy.
• Familiarity with climbing equipment.
• Ability to safely operate chainsaws/hand saws and mechanical devices.
• Ability to work in all weather conditions and at heights.
• Physically fit and able to lift heavy objects.
• Good communication skills.
• Must carry valid Drivers License / CDL Preferred
• Pursue ISA Certified Arborist after one year of service
• Knowledgeable in all ground operations and assist ground • operations when available
• Follow all safety protocols and PPE requirements
• Preflight inspection of lift

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Jared Warne

8 Years of Service in Arboriculture
Climbing Arborist/Aerial Lift Arborist

Jared is technical, talented, steady, and brave and has proven to be a key component of our crew, and we look forward to watching him grow as an arborist. He is teachable, desires to learn, and has a bright future in this profession.

Brandon Haynes

2 Years of Service in Arboriculture
Ground Crew Operator

Brandon is solid, trustworthy, and dependable; he is crucial to keeping our crew on track to finish each job well. There is nothing this guy can’t or won’t do, which makes him highly valuable to us, and we appreciate all he does. How we do the little things is how we do everything, and Brandon has a keen eye for detail.

Dawna Deakins

7 Years of Service In Arboriculture
CTSP/Director Of Operations

Dawna is our customer relations, safety officer, and daily operations. She keeps our crew and customers connected and leads us to continually pursue growing into the elite group of professional tree care companies available to homeowners in the Metro. We appreciate the many hats she wears and sometimes a helmet.

Sean Deakins

7 Years of Service in Arboriculture
NCCER Certified Crane Operator
ISA TRAC Qualified

Sean is a TreeHugger founder and our millennial visionary. Our TreeMek crane operator with steady hands and a critical eye for the little things keeping our crew safe and efficient, and we appreciate that about him! Our innovator with workboots on with a perspective to work smarter than harder.

Denny Deakins

26 years of Service in Arboriculture
Sales Arborist

Denny is a TreeHugger founder with old-school techniques and roots that keep us grounded in grit and growth. He is talented and passionate and brings years of experience to lead our crew. We appreciate his leadership and ability to do whatever is necessary while growing in education and skill. He reminds us that you are never too old to learn new things.