Christmas Tree Grader

Grade and tag trees in the sorting yard of Christmas tree farms.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Christmas Tree Graders do?

Grades and tags trees in sorting yard of Christmas tree farm: Gauges height of tree, using marked increments on conveyor belt. Turns tree, examines limbs and foliage for color and growth pattern, and determines grade according to standards chart. Staples color-coded grade tags to tree limbs, using hand stapler.

Should I be a Christmas Tree Grader?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Christmas Tree Grower, Decorative Greens Cutter

    How to become a Christmas Tree Grader

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