Employment Opportunities at First Choice Tree Care

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Full-Time Arborist Opportunities

First Choice Tree Care is a full-service plant health care and tree service company with locations in Mosinee and Mequon, Wisconsin. All of our arborists have earned the ISA Certified Arborist credential. We provide a wide range of year-round tree care services throughout Central and Southeast Wisconsin.

Tree and Stump Removal in Mosinee, WI

Successful full-time candidates for all positions will possess the following:

  • Excellent tree and shrub-focused skills, including plant identification, insect and disease identification, PHC treatment techniques, equipment operation and maintenance, and worksite safety. Additionally, successful arborist candidates will be familiar with and proficient at climbing, pruning, and rigging techniques.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients and coworkers in verbal and written form.
  • Ability to complete assigned work with minimal supervision.
  • ISA certification, or ability to become certified upon eligibility.
  • WI Pesticide Applicator Certification (3.0), or ability to become certified.
  • Clean driving record. CDL preferred.
  • 2- or 4-year degree in Arboriculture/Urban Forestry or a closely related field.

Our full-time compensation package includes a competitive salary based upon merit, health insurance, life insurance, short-term disability insurance, IRA retirement plan with company matching contribution, paid holidays, paid vacation, sick leave, tuition reimbursement, and annual personal gear and clothing allowance.

Arborist Apprentice Opportunities

First Choice Tree Care also accepts applications for the Wisconsin Arborist Apprenticeship program. This is a formal apprenticeship program leading to journey worker status. The program is coordinated by First Choice Tree Care, Inc. and the Wisconsin Department of Labor – Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards. Successful applicants will work from our Mequon, Wisconsin office. This is a permanent year-round opportunity with both on-the-job and classroom learning components.

We are a full-service plant health care and tree service company with locations in Mosinee and Mequon, Wisconsin. We provide a complete range of year-round tree care services throughout Central and Southeast Wisconsin. We also provide comprehensive landscape construction and maintenance services at our Mequon location.

Successful full-time candidates for all positions will possess the following:

  • The ability to work outdoors in year-round weather conditions.
  • A willingness to learn.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with clients and coworkers.
  • A clean driving record.
  • A high school diploma. Some education beyond high school is preferred.
  • Must be physically fit, willing, and able to learn safe tree climbing techniques, and able to lift to 70 lbs.
  • Ability to pass pre-employment drug screening.

The full-time compensation package includes competitive wages, health insurance, life insurance, short-term disability insurance, matching retirement contribution (IRA SIMPLE plan), paid holidays, paid vacation, sick pay and an annual gear and clothing allowance.

All First Choice Tree Care facilities are smoke-free, drug-free environments.

For more information or to schedule an interview, call (414) 254-5604 or email [email protected].

ISA and WAA Members in Mosinee, WI

Code of Ethics

  • Arborists are responsible for providing professional care of trees for current and future generations. We pledge to advocate and practice the highest arboricultural standards and practices.
  • Since arboriculture is an ever-changing science, we pledge to educate ourselves, our constituents, and our clients in the most current research and practices available to the industry.
  • We pledge to conduct ourselves and our businesses in an honest and dignified manner, reflecting our adherence to the laws that govern us locally, nationally, and internationally. We will endeavor to grow our workforce through training and employee development.
  • We agree that the arboriculture profession is extremely high profile in public perception. We pledge to look and act professionally so as to reflect a positive image for the green industry and promote our profession.
  • We agree that safety, training, and education are paramount in maintaining a professional workforce. We pledge to provide for the safety and training of employees to ensure a healthy work environment.
  • We pledge to respect the views, ideas, and contributions of our peers. Open and honest communication and sharing ideas and experiences have been a cornerstone of professional memberships, fostering goodwill between companies. We pledge to continue this tradition.
  • As members of ISA and WAA, we believe that active participation on committees and boards and serving in other areas of leadership is essential to keeping a healthy, diverse association.
  • We will provide quality services at the price we have quoted.

Frequently Asked Questions

Arborists are trained professionals that are knowledgeable and equipped to provide proper tree care. They are specially trained to provide a variety of services to maintain trees. ISA Certified Arborists are individuals who have achieved a level of knowledge in the art and science of tree care through at least three years of experience and have passed a comprehensive examination. They are also required to continue their education in order to maintain their certification, ensuring their knowledge is updated on the latest arboriculture techniques. ISA Arborist Certification is a non-governmental voluntary process that operates without the mandate of law. It is an internal self-regulating device administered by the International Society of Arboriculture. Certification provides a measurable assessment of an individual's knowledge and competence required to provide proper tree care.

The type and frequency of tree care depend on the species, age, location, climate, and other factors that affect the tree's growth. The first step is to educate yourself about your trees and understand their needs. It is imperative to understand that proper tree care is a lifelong process and that planting and caring for a tree is a long-term commitment. A Certified Arborist can create a management plan to best suit the needs of each individual tree in your landscape.

Topping is the indiscriminate cutting of tree branches to stubs or lateral branches that are not large enough to assume the terminal role. Other names for topping include "heading," "tipping," "hat-racking," and "rounding over." Topping is perhaps the most harmful tree pruning practice known. It is usually done to reduce the size of a tree. Often, homeowners top their trees because they feel that they have become too large for their property and are a hazard. However, topping will make a tree more hazardous in the long term and is very harmful to the health of a tree. No educated arborist would ever "top" a tree. "Pollarding," often confused with topping, is an ornamental style of pruning popular in Europe, which involves annual trimming of the new shoots.

Mulches are organic materials placed over the soil surface to maintain moisture. Mulching is extremely beneficial to trees. It can reduce water loss from soil, minimize weed competition, and improve soil structure. Properly applied, mulch gives landscapes a healthy dose of benefits for your trees.

As soon as you notice any abnormality in your tree's appearance, you should begin a careful examination of the problem. Insects and diseases can threaten a tree's health. You should contact a Certified Arborist for assistance immediately. By identifying the specific symptoms of damage and understanding the causes, they will be able to diagnose the problem and recommend appropriate actions for treatment.

Trees are essential to our world, offering a wide range of environmental benefits. However, trees become hazardous liabilities if they fall and injure people or damage property. Proper, constant maintenance will help prevent and identify when a tree becomes dangerous. Evaluating the seriousness of a tree's condition is best done by a Tree Risk Assessment Qualified (TRAQ) Arborist.

One of the best websites for consumer tree care information is www.treesaregood.org. For personalized service and detailed information pertaining to your trees, it is best to contact an ISA Certified Arborist to schedule a consultation. For a nominal fee, a Certified Arborist can provide you with a wealth of information, including tree identification, proper pruning, insect and disease problems, and soil nutrition.

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