A tree faller cuts up trees recently felled to allow room for others to grow larger

Tree Faller

Tree Fallers fell trees in forests, and trim and saw them into logs.

Overview

Tree Fallers fell trees in forests, and trim and saw them into logs.

Day-to-day

  • fells and de-barks non-productive trees and thins young plantations
  • removes major branches and tree tops, trims branches and saws trunks into logs
  • assists with loading and transporting logs
  • plans the felling of trees and determines the natural and intended fall of each tree
  • clears surrounding area of saplings and debris prior to tree-felling
  • operates and maintains manual and machine saws to fell trees and to cut felled trees into logs.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

Occupation snapshot
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Not available
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Stable
Apprenticeships may be available

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