Work outdoors and climb to new heights!

Technical Climbing Arborist/Apprentice

The Job:

The Pro-Tree team is extremely excited to announce that it’s time to expand!  We are currently accepting applications for a climbing arborist role.  This employee will be involved in the most innovative and technical tree care projects, utilizing the best equipment and climbing/rigging techniques in the industry.  Candidates will be selected based on attitude and drive over tangible tree care experience.  Pro-Tree is actively involved  with the State Arborist Apprenticeship Program and will enroll any willing and motivated candidates to ensure industry leading training for employees of all skill levels.

  • Year-round, full time work
  • Weather permitting, four production days/week with flex friday
  • Monthly in house paid training covering technical climbing/rigging topics
  • We buy climbing gear
  • State Apprentice program; paid training and classwork at Midstate Technical College, free higher education!

Our Team:

Pro-Tree is a rapidly growing, family run tree care business locally operated in the hills of Shakopee, MN.  Our primary service area is West Metro.  We are ISA, CTSP and EHAP certified.  Pro-Tree has always been adamant about practical methods of investing into our team; certification and trainings, equipment/gear to increase employee tenure in the industry, promoting work/life separation and competitive compensation packages.  We employ several top competition climbers and maintain a strong climbing culture.


  • At least one year in tree care industry preferred
  • Certification is not a must, we want to help you get there
  • Paid training/certifications ISA, TCIA Expo, CTSP, more!
  • CDL preferred or must be able to obtain one, we cover all associated expenses.
  • Must be able to work in storm response environments (local only)
  • $16-21/hr for arborist apprentice, guaranteed annual raises if enrolled in state program
  • $18-30/hr for experienced arborist, based on skill and experience
  • We offer the following benefits; health care reimbursement, PTO and 401K based on skill and experience.

Please send cover letter and resume to Wes ( and do not hesitate to call 612-790-0693 with questions.


Pro-Tree Outdoor Services is an equal opportunity employer. This application will not be used for limiting or excluding any applicant from consideration for employment on a basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Should an applicant need reasonable accommodation in the application process, he or she should contact a company representative.