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Tree Climbers

Descriptions & Duties

  • Tree climbers are required to follow instructions of Senior Arborists to carry out various arboricultural works including but not limited to tree survey, planting, pruning, cabling, climbing and tree felling.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Trade Specific Competencies

Professional knowledge and skills in Aboriculture

Tree climbers must be able to perform various arboricultural works like tree survey, climbing and felling.

Safety and health assessment skills

Tree climbers need to assess the safety and health conditions before conducting the related tree cutting tasks or other risk assessment.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • Upper Secondary qualifications or above

Professional qualification

  • Possession of certifications for tree climbing, rigging and use of chainsaw.


  • Minimum of 3 years related experience

Other specific requirements

  • Possession of driving license (class 2) preferred

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Tree Climbers usually work outdoors or at parks performing physically demanding tasks. Sometimes they work irregular hours in potentially dangerous environments to ensure the proper care and removal of trees.


  • Chainsaw
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • First Aid Kit