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Mr Fowler

San Diego area, UK Arborist looking for work

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My lovely lady has landed a job based near San Diego and it all hinges on whether I can go with her. Her place of work has offered her a H1B visa, which would make her able to work, but not me unfortunately.


Are there any San Diego tree companies looking for staff that might be willing to offer visa sponsorship or help with getting a work visa?


I have...

  • Level 3 City & Guilds qualification in Forestry and Arboriculture

  • All relevant chainsaw/climbing tickets (CS30,31, 38, 39, Chipper)

  • 3-4 years experience in both residential and commercial arb work

  • 6 months experience doing tree inspections for a local authority

  • I'm currently working as a crew leader on a council highways contract for a large UK firm

  • I'm really really funny, I like to work hard, I can untangle throw lines, I make a brilliant packed-lunch


Any advice or information would be appreciated, would be great to hear from someone who has made a similar move. Please PM me, I need to know whether this is going to be possible!





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The most reputable firms in the San Diego area I've subbed for?


Western Tree Service, Alden or Rikki.


Atlas Tree Servive, Jeff or Brian


Pacific Tree Service, Michael


One Tripp Tree Service, Steve


All fine upstanding professional companies worth contacting for potential employment.


Best of luck jumping the pond mate!



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I've emailed around ten companies, half of which were hiring. Had one response so far. They are going to look into whether they can employ a foreign national or not. I've also emailed the Western Chapter of the ISA to see how feasible it is for me to be able to work once I get there. Thanks for the help / suggestions so far guys :)

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