Climbing Arborist | Santa Rosa, CA

  • The Davey Tree Expert Company
  • Santa Rosa, Napa, Sonoma Count
  • Jul 21, 2021

Job Description

Requisition Number: 140346  
Company Name: The Davey Tree Expert Company 
Service Line: 1RES - Kent-Residential & Commercial Services 
Employment Type: Regular 
Job Type: Full Time 
Education Level Required: High School Diploma / GED 
Work Experience Required: 1 - 2 years 
Travel Expectations: Up to 25% 


Davey Tree is seeking experienced Arborist-Climbers for the Residential tree care operations in Santa Rosa, CA


The Davey Tree Expert Company is a national leader in the arboriculture and horticulture industries, and provides services to residential and commercial clients throughout North America and Canada. 


Davey Tree-Santa Rosa, CA provides Residential Tree Care services to Sonoma and Napa county clients and is seeking an Experienced Climber /Tree Trimmers for a Full-Time position.



  • Function as a member of a tree crew while progressively learning new skills
  • Operate chainsaws, chippers, stump grinders, and other equipment as needed on job-sites
  • Utilize ropes for work positioning at heights up to 60 feet, while pruning or removing trees
  • Maintain issued climbing gear, chainsaw, and shared crew equipment
  • Make satisfactory progress in Davey's Career Development Program
  • Learn tree Identification and ANSI A300 Pruning guidelines
  • Safely operate company vehicles on rotating basis


An ideal candidate will have 2+ year professional tree care/climbing work experience.  Consideration will be given to candidates' having similar work experience or training.

  • Passion for hard work and working outdoors; desire and willingness to learn about the tree care industry; have a positive attitude and be a team player
  • Demonstrated ability to report for work regularly and punctually
  • 1-2 years' professional tree care experience

  • Valid Driver’s License required
  • Ability to satisfactorily perform Tree Trimmer-Climber duties
  • Under direct supervision ability to demonstrate proficiency:
    • Climbing trees with closed or open climbing system
    • Pruning to ANSI A300 standards
    • Operating chippers and chainsaws
  • Bucket truck experience preferred
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Safe working procedures
  • Customer service
  • Strong tree ID skills, installation experience of cables, bracing and lightening protection are preferred but not required
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Completion of Davey Tree Trimmer Orientation Program upon hire





  • Full time hourly position  
  • Potential for overtime
  • Generous performance incentive plan
  • Excellent benefits offered
  • Medical, Dental, Vision plans
  • Paid time off vacation, Holiday Pay, Sick leave
  • 401K retirement plan, the opportunity to buy Davey stock after 1 year
  • Employee referral bonus program
  • All uniforms, climbing gear and PPE and provided (uniforms laundered at no cost to you)
  • Industry related training and special Davey training courses
  • Reimbursement is available for industry related certifications 
  • Management mentoring program available



Pre-employment drug screen and e-verify are required

This is a full-time, hourly position with opportunity for overtime.  Compensation is based on experience, with incentives for completing training and certifications.  Davey provides all PPE, uniforms, climbing gear, and related equipment.  Davey is Employee Owned and offers benefits including health and 401k.  Davey is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state or local law. 


The Davey Tree Expert Company has U.S. and Canadian operations in more than 47 states and five provinces and provides a variety of tree care, grounds maintenance and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey has been employee-owned for 40 years and has more than 10,000 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information, visit   If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at



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