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Arborists and tree service technicians

OaSIS code 22114.01

Arborists and tree service technicians examine and treat injured and diseased trees and plants.

Overview

Also known as

  • Arborist
  • Tree service technician

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Examine trees and shrubs to diagnose problems and disease, and apply various treatments such as pruning, spraying, repairing damaged areas and injecting with treatment solutions.

Additional information

  • The Red Seal endorsement allows for interprovincial mobility.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Forestry technologists and technicians (22112)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

2 – Natural and applied sciences and related occupations

TEER

2 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of two or more years; or supervisory occupations

Major group

22 – Technical occupations related to natural and applied sciences

Sub-major group

221 – Technical occupations related to natural sciences

Minor group

2211 – Technical occupations in life sciences

Unit group

22114 – Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists

Occupational profile

22114.01 – Arborists and tree service technicians

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Handling and Moving Objects
4 - High Level
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
4 - High Level
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
4 - High Level
Performing General Physical Activities
4 - High Level
Applying New Knowledge
3 - Moderate Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
3 - Moderate amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
4 - Close (at arm’s length)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
1 - Very little time
Standing
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
4 - More than half the time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
3 - About half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
3 - Important
Frequency
3 - Once a week or more but not every day

Workplaces/employers

  • Golf courses
  • Landscape designers and contractors
  • Lawn service and tree care establishments
  • Municipal, provincial and national parks
  • Nurseries and greenhouses
  • Self-employed

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Depth Perception
5 - Highest Level
Dynamic Strength
5 - Highest Level
Gross Body Coordination
5 - Highest Level
Gross Body Equilibrium
5 - Highest Level
Multi-Limb Coordination
5 - Highest Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Coordinating
3 - Moderate Level
Equipment and Tool Selection
3 - Moderate Level
Operation and Control
3 - Moderate Level
Operation Monitoring of Machinery and Equipment
3 - Moderate Level
Preventative Maintenance
3 - Moderate Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Attention to Detail
4 - Highly important
Active Learning
3 - Important
Adaptability
3 - Important
Analytical Thinking
3 - Important
Collaboration
3 - Important