With nearly 80 years of experience in utility forestry, The Townsend Corporation has employed generations of people who share a passion for nature and the outdoors. Its largest business unit ‚ Townsend Tree Service ‚ is an industry-leading provider of service, expertise and innovative technology in vegetation management and line clearance. Our new program ‚ the Townsend Summer Boot Camp ‚ is designed to help you decide if a career in vegetation management is right for you.

Position Overview

You’ll spend eight weeks putting your classroom experience to the test, working side-by-side with others that share your love of the outdoors. You’ll learn the basics of our business including:

  • Operating as a member of a tree crew while progressively learning new skills.
  • Learning to perform all aspects of tree removal and pruning, safely and skillfully.
  • How to properly operate/maintain equipment, including chainsaws, chippers, lifts and hand tools.
  • Learning tree identification, industry guidelines and DOT regulations.


Selected candidates will earn a generous salary AND receive a daily stipend for food, housing and transportation. PPE, gear and equipment will be provided.


  • Studying forestry, energy land management, arboriculture, landscape design or related discipline in a two- or four-year program at an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum 2.85 GPA.
  • Driver’s license required; commercial driver’s license a plus.
  • Flexible to relocate within the Townsend Tree footprint for Boot Camp.
  • A willingness to learn and work on a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Eagerness to contribute to a team-oriented environment.
  • Pass all drug and alcohol screens as required by Company policy and, if applicable, required by DOT regulations.
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States.

The Townsend Corporation and its family of companies are equal opportunity employers and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Application Deadline

The deadline for completed applications is March 1.

Start Date

Our Summer Boot Camp runs eight weeks, 40 hours per week and generally starts in June. Start and end dates are flexible based on applicants’ availability.


Questions can be submitted to [email protected].