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Oregon Tree Trimmer Apprenticeship License

The Tree Trimmer Apprenticeship License allows you to do the following work:

  • Cut away dead or excess branches from trees or shrubs
  • Maintain right-of-way for:
    • Roads
    • Sidewalks
    • Utilities
  • Improve appearance, health, and value of trees
  • Tools used for treating trees and shrubs:
    • Handsaws
    • Hand pruners
    • Clippers
    • Power pruners

How to Get the Tree Trimmer Apprenticeship License in Oregon?

Before applying, note that, first, previous experience with physical and volunteer work, punctuality, and consistent work history are all taken into account during the application process. If you don't have previous experience in the Tree Trimmer Apprenticeship field, consider applying for a pre-apprenticeship program. Second, having a criminal record is not a work impediment.

  1. Meet the following basic requirements:
    • Be at least 18 years of age
    • High School or General Educational Development (GED) diploma; refer to the list of apprenticeship trades to determine if a High School Diploma is needed
    • Possess certain physical skills depending on the type of work to be carried out
    • Have no issue with transportation to local or out-of-town areas and job sites
  2. Choose between the available programs for the Tree Trimmer Apprenticeship, making sure that applications are being accepted:
  3. Submit your application through the official program website/email:
    • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Tillamock County Outside Electrical JATC)
    • Central Lincoln PUD Local JATC
  4. Present an interview and take the corresponding exams for the chosen program