1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      Tree Surgeon
      Tree Doctor

Inspects, diagnoses, advises on and treats trees and shrubs to improve their health and appearance.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:
  • examines trees to assess their condition and determine treatment
  • lops limbs off trees and shapes branches using chain or handsaws
  • paints protective materials over cut surfaces
  • scrapes decayed materials from cavities in trees and inserts plastic to prevent further deterioration
  • sprays and dusts trees to control insects and disease
  • fells diseased trees, grubs out stumps and removes material
  • plants and transplants trees

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