Tree Cutter

Fell trees of specified size and specie.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $66,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Tree Cutters do?

Fells trees of specified size and specie, trims limbs from tree, and cuts tree into lengths for firewood, fence posts, or pulpwood, using ax, measuring tool and chain saw. Splits logs, using ax, wedges, and maul. May stack wood in rick or cord lots. May load wood onto trucks. May be designated Fence-Post Cutter; Firewood Cutter; Pulpwood Cutter.


Should I be a Tree Cutter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Cross Cut Sawyer, Fence-Post Cutter, Paper Wood Cutter, Pulpwood Cutter, Tree Feller, Tree Topper

    How to become a Tree Cutter

    Most Tree Cutters have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%28100%25%29|||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,100,100
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