Inventory Arborist Intern (LOCAL to Denver candidates only)

Expected Dates
June 22, 2020 to July 19, 2020
Position ID

Davey Resource Group, Inc. (DRG) is looking for capable interns to assist in a springtime tree inventory for the City of Aurora. Utilizing i-Tree Eco, developed by the US Forest Service, two teams of two inventory arborists (a DRG staff member paired with an intern) will collect tree data in sample plots throughout the city. This will provide an estimate of the total number of trees in the city, and from that, an estimate of the proportion of ash trees. These sample plots, located throughout the city on both public and private property, will provide a basis of our field collection.

Primary responsibilities include:
  • Working alongside Davey Resource Group staff using the i-Tree Eco collector web app to inventory trees on public and private plots throughout the city.
  • Notifying and educating property owners about the data collection and Emerald Ash Borer impacts
  • The work week will be 5 days, 10 hours per day, weekdays only
  • Conditions require working in all weather and moderate level of physical activity inventorying the sample plots each day
  • This position is ideal for outgoing individuals or those looking to obtain fieldwork experience needed for a career in environmental consulting and arboriculture

Necessary background:

  • A focus on safety and professionalism
  • Communication and teamwork expertise
  • Customer service-oriented thinking
  • Dedication to quality and accurate collection 
  • Familiarity with local Colorado tree identification (preferred)

Develop your professional skills:

  • Gain industry experience on tree inventory and i-Tree Eco collection
  • Hone your Colorado tree identification and assessment abilities
  • Enhance your skills working with a high-level municipal client
  • Meet and collaborate with new industry peers
  • Participate on a professional consulting firm’s field staff
  • Learn more about EAB and the impact it will have in Colorado
  • Contribute data to help develop the City of Aurora’s EAB Master Plan


  • $500 weekly living allowance 

Tag: SCA1957

  • The City of Aurora located on the east side of the Denver metro area, is home to more than 2.5 million residents, who enjoy the beauty and benefits of their urban forest. Compelled by the impending threat by emerald ash borer, the city has been driven to action. Aurora’s vision to promote the urban forest and preserve this canopy is a fundamental inspiration for this project and through this partnership with DRG, the city aims to prepare for this pest that has devastated much of the eastern half of the United States.
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
Ecology & Restoration
some coursework or experience
Customer Service
some experience
Plant Identification
some experience