Tree Tapping Laborer

Perform tasks to collect sugar, oleoresin, or other tree sap.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Tree Tapping Laborers do?

Performs any combination of following tasks to collect sugar, oleoresin, or other tree sap: Cuts or bores tap in face of tree, using auger, ax, hack or other handtool. Inserts spout or trough into tap and hangs or nails receptacle under tap. Dumps filled receptacles into collection barrel, tank, or similar container and transports to central collection point. May gather scrape at end of season, using hand scraper. May rake leaves and other debris to clear trees for tapping and lessen fire hazard.


Should I be a Tree Tapping Laborer?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Leader: You're good at taking charge, giving directions, and inspiring other people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Field Laborer, Laborer, Tree Tapping

    How to become a Tree Tapping Laborer

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