Workz Recruiting is seeking candidates for a Consulting Arborist role on behalf of a client servicing the Oakville, Hamilton, and Niagara Regions. If you are an outgoing, organized, capable individual who can take initiative, we encourage you to apply.

As a Consulting Arborist, you will play a crucial role in maintaining the ecological balance of urban environments, ensuring the sustainable management of tress and green spaces for future generations. Your expertise will contribute to the creation of healthier and more livable communities while protecting valuable natural assets.

We require someone who can be a team player and who has exceptional customer service skills, who is professional, responsible, and courteous with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Job Type – Full Time

What we offer:

  • $28 – $35 per hour based on qualifications and competency.
  • Monday – Friday
  • Remote work opportunities.

Company benefits

  • RRSP Matching
  • Dental & Medical plan
  • Paid Time off

What we need from you:

  • A degree in Arboriculture, Forestry, Environmental Science, or a related field.
  • Proven experience as an arborist, preferably in a consulting capacity.
  • Certification as an Arborist (e.g., ISA Certified Arborist) is Required
  • TRAQ is strongly desirable.
  • Strong knowledge of tree biology, ecology, and arboricultural best practices.
  • Familiarity with relevant regulations and guidelines related to tree preservation and urban forestry in municipalities.
  • Excellent report writing and communication skills to convey technical information to a non-technical audience.
  • Proficiency in using specialized software and tools for tree inventory and assessment.
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines.

What you will do

Arboricultural Consultations:

  • Conduct site visits and inspections to assess tree health, condition, and structural stability.
  • Identify potential risks posed by trees and recommend appropriate remedial actions.
  • Offer guidance on tree care practices, such as pruning, fertilization, and irrigation, to promote healthy growth and longevity.
  • Advise on tree selection and placement in landscaping and development projects.

Preservation Plan Report Writing:

  • Prepare detailed preservation plans and reports, outlining tree protection measures during construction and development activities.
  • Ensure compliance with local, regional, and national regulations related to tree preservation and urban forestry.
  • Provide well-researched and evidence-based justifications for tree retention or removal decisions.
  • Include arboricultural specifications for construction projects to prevent damage to trees.

Risk Assessment and Hazard Mitigation:

  • Identify potential hazards associated with trees, such as disease, decay, pest infestations, or structural issues.
  • Propose risk mitigation strategies to reduce the likelihood of tree-related incidents.
  • Collaborate with landscape architects, engineers, and project managers to integrate tree preservation into development plans.

Tree Inventory and Assessment:

  • Conduct tree inventories to document species, size, condition, and location of trees on a property or in a specified area.
  • Use specialized tools and equipment to measure tree attributes accurately.
  • Understand and be competent in ArborTom sonar tomograghy and pull testing devices.
  • Analyze data to inform preservation plans and management strategies.
  • Client Communication and Stakeholder Engagement:
  • Communicate findings, recommendations, and preservation plans to clients and stakeholders in a clear and professional manner.
  • Collaborate with local government agencies, environmental organizations, and community groups to address tree-related concerns and advocate for tree preservation.
  • Continuing Education and Professional Development:
  • Stay up to date with the latest arboricultural practices, research, and industry trends.
  • Attend workshops, seminars, and conferences to enhance expertise in the field.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $28.00-$35.00 per hour


  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • RRSP match


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Hamilton, ON: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)


  • Certified Arborist Certificate (required)
  • Degree in Arboriculture, Forestry, Environmental Science (required)
  • Driving License (preferred)

Work Location: In person