Forestry and Logging Workers perform routine tasks associated in cultivating and maintaining natural and plantation forests, and logging, felling and sawing trees. Tree Surgeons not included here, they are included under Gardeners.
A Certificate II or III, or at least 1 year of relevant experience, is usually needed to work in this job. Even with a qualification, sometimes experience or on-the-job training is necessary. Registration or licensing may also be required.
- 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
- operating and maintaining manual and machine saws to fell trees and to cut felled trees into logs
- Forestry Worker
- Logging Assistant, or Logger
- Tree Faller, or Tree Feller
Assists with cultivating, maintaining and protecting forests. Registration or licensing may be required.
Specialisations: Fire Lookout, Forestry Tree Pruner, Tree Planter
Logging Assistant, or Logger
Assists with logging, felling and sawing of trees in forests.
Specialisations: Sleeper Cutter
Tree Faller, or Tree Feller
Fells trees in forests, and trims and saws them into logs. Registration or licensing may be required.
Specialisations: Hardwood Faller, Softwood Faller