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Arborist

Kaitiaki Rākau

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Arborists plant and remove trees, prune branches and treat disease.

Pay

Arborists with up to five years' experience usually earn

$17-$22 per hour

Arborists with more than five years' experience usually earn

$22-$35 per hour

Source: Hamilton City Council, 2018.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as an arborist are good due to high demand for their services and a shortage of trainees.
Chrissy Spence in a harness high up in the branches of a tree

Arborists prune and plant trees

Last updated 25 September 2018