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Arborist Assistant
Category: Horticulture


Cornell Plantations
Ithaca, New York

Posted: Monday, October 28, 2013

Arborist Assistant 

Cornell Plantations 

 
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
 
Within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell Plantations is the arboretum, botanical garden, and natural areas of Cornell University. Our mission is to preserve and enhance diverse horticultural collections and natural areas for the enrichment and education of the academic community and the general public, and in support of scientific research. 
 
The position is full time all year. Under the general coordination of the Lead Arborist, with input from the Horticultural and Grounds Operations Manager, assist with implementing Plantations' Tree Risk Assessment Program (TRAP) for the cultivated collections within identified Natural Areas, including tree assessment and work in and around university gorges and means restriction nets. Assist with removal of trees or tree parts identified to be a safety risk to Plantations staff, the Cornell community, visitors, and buildings and infrastructure. Perform both ground and aerial tree work as part of a two person arborist team. Assist with implementing the F.R. Newman Arboretum Maintenance Plan for the care of trees throughout the cultivated collections. Occasionally, assist with garden maintenance activities as time allows, including, pruning, planting, mulching, weed control, installing and maintaining deer protection and plant removals. Duties involve using equipment and techniques common to arboriculture that are considered high risk. Must ensure that all protocols and procedures adhere to safety requirements for Cornell University, Plantations and the arboriculture industry.
 
 
 
Please call the Cornell University Recruitment and employment Center at (607) 254-8370 if there are any issues with this link.
 

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