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Will K

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    International Tree Tramp
  1. Hey guys, Kevin is a good dude and does great work. This is a legit opportunity to work for a high quality small company in one of the best places in the states to do tree work. The non-smoking thing isn't uncommon in the states. Remember we don't have NHS, employers buy a group policy. If their employees smoke and get cancer it costs $$$. But no, I reckon you don't really want to spend your days in a forest wonderland climbing 50m doug firs, snow-capped volcanos dotting the horizon. Smoking sounds like way more fun, better to stick with that.
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    <p>Hi Tom,</p>

    <p>My general understanding is that it's very difficult to obtain a US work visa for most EU citizens unless you have some sort of connection, like relatives in the US or an overseas employer that wants to transfer you. That said, I've never tried to get one so I could be off on that. </p>

    <p>If you have a visa, with 9 years experience you will have no problem landing a good job. Wages are lower in US than europe, but cost of living is too. Choose carefully where you go; the US is huge and your experience would be very different depending on where you go.</p>

    <p>Hope this helps.</p>

    <p>Cheers,</p>

    <p>Will</p>

     

  3. <p>Hi will, saw your post about working in California, is there much work out there and isit east enough to get a works visa from Europe? Iv been climbing for 9 years,worked in Vienna,Austria for 3 and France for 2 but looking to make another move soon ,was just looking for abit of advice . Thanks</p>

  4. Will K

    treeverse

    Hey guys glad you like it. If you're keen for more oak grove traversing goodness, we are selling DVDs of the full, 28 minute version (that vimeo page shows the 15 minute version created for the Banff Film World Tour in 2012) for $20 US. That includes shipping, and we have shipped plenty to Europe, though it's not fast by any stretch. The link to the full version is Ascending the Giants - Treeverse DVD 100% of the proceeds go to our non-profit organization so that we can travel around the northwest US documenting giant trees and advocating their preservation. Cheers!
  5. HA! Yeah Drew you wouldn't trust me? You got almost 3000 posts here bro, how do you have time to climb any trees? I think it's only reasonable to assume you're a 15 year old typing on his mom's computer:001_tt2:
  6. I've heard this bit before about the Mexicans driving down wages in Cali and I gotta say it's just nonsense. First off in the US there are no national professional standards for arbs so you are always getting underbid by someone. If you're in California that person is likely to be a Hispanic dude named Juan. If you're in Tennessee that person is likely to be named Jimbob and have no teeth. Either way there is ALWAYS someone who will underbid you. Also, wages for arborists in Cali are some of the highest in the US. So again I don't get it. I worked there for a while and had loads of great work and great clients. If anything I think the market for highly skilled, career-type climbing arborists is tighter than other places I've been.
  7. Hodge, Hard to explain what tree work is like in Oregon in a post. Have you ever worked in the states before? My work is nothing like axmen; I'm an arb not a timber faller. Hell even timber fallers are nothing like those halfwits on axmen. The PNW is indescribably beautiful though, I've attached a few of my favorite photos of climbing in Oregon. Ossian, sounds good man. There's small scale but high quality work just north of SF bay in places like Marin, Sonoma, Napa, etc, but north of there not much except redwood logging. There's plenty of good work in Portland, and the quality of life there is pretty ridiculous. Let me know if you want contacts...
  8. I'd agree, that sounds like what I've been seeing working in different parts of the country. If you want to get the higher end of that range you will have to prove your worth though, that's for sure.
  9. Hey TranquilTree, There is plenty of good work available in California. What part of the state are you looking at? It's a huge area and arboriculture is different in every part of it. And of course it's very different in the PNW. There are good paying public sector jobs, though those are usually very hard to get. With the right experience you can land a job doing high quality residential work easily and be paid VERY well (by US standards) What is your experience like? I am based out of Portland, Oregon but worked in the SF bay area for 8 months and know lots of folks over there... Cheers, Will

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