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Job Description

A Forestry Worker will manage woodland and forests they play a vital role in protecting ecological and animal habitats. The role will include conducting forest surveys, carrying out tree safety inspections, felling, thinning and pruning trees as necessary, planting saplings and protecting trees from harmful wildlife, pests and disease.

Entry Requirements

You'll find it useful to have some GCSEs, experience of working on the land or a qualification in forestry. 

Volunteering for a woodland or wildlife charity is a good way to gain experience.  

You could get into this job through an apprenticeship.

Lantra has more information on careers in forestry.

Required Skills

  • You will need an interest in caring and managing woodlands and animal habitats
  • Have a genuine care for the countryside
  • A practical person who is prepared to work outside in all weathers

Starting Salary

£15,000 to £27,000

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