Arboriculture Internship

Bartlett Tree Experts
West Springfield, Virginia, US
Jun 21, 2021
Jul 23, 2021
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Bartlett Tree Experts is a 100+-year-old scientific tree and shrub care company with over 130 offices in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland. Built on family values and the pursuit of scientific tree care, we are proud of the quality of our work, level of service, award-winning safety record, and, most of all, our people. With services including pruning, insect and disease management, soil care and fertilization, and cabling and bracing, we strive to keep trees healthy and beautiful.

Our 8-12 week paid summer internships are designed to challenge students to learn and prosper in the arboriculture field, while being mentored by the best minds in the industry. Our services involve multiple disciplines, professional and field skills and the application of Bartlett Science to tree care and management. At the heart of our success, you'll find our 350-acre Research Facility and Training Center in Charlotte, NC, which offers our people unrivaled training and development. Interns will have access to the resources at the lab and will have the opportunity to interact with lab personnel.

We offer competitive compensation, as well as:
  • A safety-first culture and professional workplace
  • Company provided uniforms, PPE, gear, and equipment
  • Access to training, continuing education programs, and a variety of resources provided by the Bartlett Tree Experts Research Laboratories

To find out more about what life is like at Bartlett, check us out on Instagram @LifeatBartlett.

As an Arboriculture Intern, you will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of scientific tree and shrub care, while exploring different facets of this rewarding industry. Your internship may provide the following hands-on experience:
  • Learning and safely performing different aspects of arboriculture, including:
    • Pruning
    • Rigging
    • Cabling and bracing
    • Root collar excavations
    • Removals
    • Properly maintaining and operating equipment (hand tools, chainsaws, chippers, and aerial lifts)
  • Gaining an understanding of integrated pest management programs, including:
    • Property inspections
    • Tree identification
    • Insect and disease identification and management
    • Soil sampling
    • Record-keeping, report writing, and client relations
  • Participating in safety and training meetings and developing professional relationships and friendships

  • A passion for nature, the environment, and the outdoors
  • Pursuing a degree in Arboriculture, Forestry, Turfgrass, Horticulture, Environmental Science, Plant Science, Outdoor Recreation, Agriculture or a related field
  • Interest in working outdoors in all weather conditions
  • A positive attitude, willingness to learn, and ability to work on a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check

The F. A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company is an Equal Opportunity and E-Verify Employer.

Regular Full-Time

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