Urban Forester (Urban Forestry)

Full Time

  Ostvig Tree

  Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

$700 Signing Bonus for ideal candidate with experience!!!

$23.00 to $30.00 dollars an hour based on experience






Do you like being outside? Do you enjoy rock climbing or being in the trees...then this position is the one for you! You don't have to be isolated in an office. This job will set you free for the outdoors as you conduct daily field work. We promote from within.

The position includes but is not limited to climbing trees with the aid of a ladder, safety belt, climbing line, or bucket truck. The position also includes working from the ground using hand-powered saws, pruners, etc. The job includes trimming/removing trees while lowering the tree to the ground with lines.

Ostvig Tree Care is the oldest and most prestigious tree service in the Twin Cities. If you have a competitive spirit and want to be the best at your craft, Ostvig Tree is the place for you. At Ostvig Tree Care, we maintain a working culture that fosters the highest standards of integrity, respect, and professionalism. We seek those whose character is exemplary and provide them with a unique combination of independence, support, encouragement and opportunities for ongoing development, growth and education.

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Ideal position for someone that loves the outdoors, gardening, rock climbing or landscapes.

We welcome former AmeriCorps volunteers & employees to apply.

Able to lift at least 75 pounds to shoulder height

Ability to climb at least 40’ up a rope and climb a tree

Ability to pass a drug screen

Previous experience in landscaping is a plus but not necessary

Previous experience in lawn care is a plus but not necessary

Pesticide Applicator License is a plus.

  • Category A, E

Previous experience in the military or national guard is a plus but not necessary

Knowledge of the Spanish/Latin culture is a plus but not necessary

Previous experience as a landscaping foreman is a plus but not necessary

Knowing Spanish is a plus

Farming experience is preferred but not necessary

Commercial Driver's License (CDL, Class "A") is preferred or the ability to obtain a CDL within the first 3 months of hire.

We can assist team member in getting their “Class A, CDL” driver's license and passing the “Certified Arborist” examine

Prior experience with a chainsaw, pole pruner, hedge trimmer, bucket / boom truck, skid steer / bobcat, aerial lift, stump grinding, sprayer, 4-wheeler, pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides is a plus but not necessary

Previous experience with Davey, Bartlett, YTS, Asplundh, Rainbow, Birch, Jubert, Precision, Emery, Dvorak, SavAtree, Treecare Inc., Minnesota Tree Surgeons, Ron’s Tree Service, St. Croix, 1-800-CUT-TREE, LCS Lawn & Tree, Vineland, Minnesota Tree Experts, Bear Tree Care, A Tree Service, Amberwood, Shorewood, Vet’s Tree Service, Jubert, Arbor Tech, Monster, Golden Leaf, Goulds, Viking Land, A Cut Above, Ron's tree & Firewood, Bratt, and Tree Squad is a big plus.

Traits that will be a plus in the position:

Being Self-sufficient / Go-Getter – Someone that is able to see tasks without being prompted and complete them

Being Positive - Positive attitude and someone who enjoys overcoming challenges

Being Growth Orientated - Believes in personal and professional growth

Being Humble - Can be coached and willing to coach other people for the benefit of all

Being Ambitious / Competitive - Someone who wants the company to succeed and enjoys team success

Having Emotional Intelligence - You can work with a variety of people in complex settings

Being Safety Conscious - Someone who can be an addition to our safety culture

Being Mechanically Inclined - Comfortable doing basic maintenance on chainsaws, chippers, and trucks

At least 1 full year of experience in rope and saddle

  • Rope and Saddle Climbing - DRT and SRT

Previous experience as a tree climber, tree trimmer, arborist, groundsman is a plus

Current driver’s license

Punctuality is a must!!

Maintain a positive and professional image for Ostvig Tree

Positive attitude

Problem solving skills

Critical thinking skills

Other qualifications will be presented during the interview process


Very competitive, based on qualifications and experience, time and a half over 40 hours per week


Paid Vacation

Health Insurance

Matching employer contribution to Simple Sep retirement account

Paid major holidays

Quarterly and year end production bonuses

Half-day Fridays (unless team member desires more hours)

No weekend work (unless team member desires more hours)

Year round work

We don't storm chase

Work/Life Balance

Drug free work environment

Paid Training & Gear

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $23.00 to $30.00 /hour


  • rope and saddle: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Passing a drug test: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Driver's License & a car to get to work (Preferred)
  • Afraid of Heights (Preferred)
  • Lift 75lbs (Preferred)