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Tree Faller

Also known as Tree Feller.

Fells trees in forests, and trims and saws them into logs. Registration or licensing may be required.


Tasks Include:


  • maintaining forest roads, buildings, facilities, signs and equipment
  • killing weeds, felling and de-barking non-productive trees and thinning young plantations
  • collecting seeds, and cultivating and planting seedlings for reafforestation purposes
  • applying fertilisers, insecticides and herbicides to individual trees and general forest areas
  • maintaining look-out for fires in forests
  • removing major branches and tree tops, trimming branches and sawing trunks into logs
  • assisting with loading and transporting logs
  • planning the felling of trees and determining the natural and intended fall of each tree
  • clearing surrounding area of saplings and debris prior to tree-felling
Specialisations
  • Hardwood Faller
  • Softwood Faller
Job prospects for Forestry and Logging Workers in Victoria

Occupations in the Forestry and Logging Workers group include Forestry Worker, Logging Assistant and Tree Faller.

Employment prospects
There are currently 1,100 Forestry and Logging Workers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively small occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are stable.

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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