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Tree Climber

Company Overview

Teufel Landscape has proudly been providing quality environmental solutions since 1890, when Gustav Teufel began a small gardening business out of his home in the West Hills of Portland, Oregon, shortly after arriving in the Pacific Northwest from his native Germany. Since that humble beginning in a greenhouse next to his home, five generations of the Teufel family has nurtured and added to the legacy of love for the land and growing beautiful plants. Today, Teufel Landscape remains a local, family-owned business passionately committed to continuing the family tradition of excellence and superior quality set by their forefathers over more than one hundred years ago. Teufel prides itself on high-quality work, delivering each project with technical environmental solutions at the forefront of landscape design.

Job Summary

Climb trees to preform trimming and removal of branches, tree limbs or entire trees. Ornamental pruning and removals of all sizes. Must work well with others in a group and be able to maintain and operate all Tree trimming related equipment in a safe manner.


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Safely climb to trim or cut down trees using;  limbing hooks and belts, or climb ladders to gain access to work areas. 
  • Safely operate equipment such as;  boom trucks, loaders, stump chippers, brush chippers, tractors, power saws, sprayers, and other equipment and tools.
  • Safely work on ground level; assisting ground grew, clearing branches and debris, operating ground equipment if necessary
  • Wear required Personal Protective Equipment - PPE, at all times, such as helmet, safety glass,, safety vest.
  • Use required gear to ascend and descend, such as rope and harness, carabiners,pullys, throw weights and slingshots. metal loops if required.
  • Attend and contribute to weekly Safety Tailgate Meetings

Qualifications and Skills

  • Climbing Skills using Double Rope Technique - DRT or Single Rope Technique - SRT
  • Knott Tying Skills, using the bowline and clove hitch, both of which are multi-purpose climbing knots. Also, the double fisherman's knot, which connects two lines together; the figure eight, used for stopping and the Blake's Hitch knot, used for descent.
  • Safe use of chain saws, trimmers and ground equipment
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