Forest Products Gatherer

Gather decorative greens, medicinal plants and barks, tree cones or mosses.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Forest Products Gatherers do?

Gathers decorative greens, medicinal plants and barks, tree cones, moss, or other wild plant life from forest by hand or using handtools, such as pruning shears, knife, or shovel. Bundles or sacks products and delivers them to buyer. May climb trees to reach cones and boughs, using climbing belt and climbing spurs. May sort gathered plant life by size or species. May be designated according to product gathered as Cascara-Bark Cutter; Decorative Greens Cutter; Medicinal-Plant Picker; Moss Picker; Seed-Cone Picker.

Should I be a Forest Products Gatherer?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Leader: You're good at taking charge, giving directions, and inspiring other people.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Cascara-Bark Cutter, Fern Gatherer, Palm Gatherer, Pitch Gatherer, Sap Gatherer, Scrape Gatherer, Yarrow Gatherer

    How to become a Forest Products Gatherer

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