The City of Detroit's tree steward operations are responsible for the care and maintenance of the city's trees. This includes planting, pruning, and removing trees, as well as providing education and outreach to the public about the importance of trees. The tree stewards work to ensure that the city's trees are healthy and safe, and that they provide a variety of benefits to the community, such as reducing stormwater runoff, improving air quality, and providing shade.


  • Pruning: Trimming plants and trees at the correct time of year to improve its health and yield.
  • Planting & Transplanting: Placing young saplings and larger adolescent trees being careful to maximize root health and hydration during the months after relocation.
  • Chainsaw Operation: Using a chainsaw to cut live and fallen branches, paying careful attention to safety of both humans and nearby overhead infrastructure.
  • Tool Safety: Knowing how to use and transport hand tools in a safe way, especially when using them in close proximity to people.
  • Movement & Mobility: Able to use hands and fingers, kneel, crawl, stand, bend, reach, lift, climb and balance.
  • Advanced Strength: Ability to manually lift and move up to 65lbs / 30kg repeatedly, and manually push up to 100lbs / 45kgs with assistance from another employee.
  • Manual Dexterity: Precisely handle and manipulate small objects in close proximity.


$31,200 - $33,646 per year


14 Coleman Young Municipal Center, MI

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