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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

08010 BRUSH/PRECOMMERCIAL THINNER

Uses chainsaw, brush blade, or other hand-held equipment, including chemical applicators (where authorized by law) such as hypo hatchet and spot gun, to remove excess trees and other vegetation. Determines which immature trees to leave for accelerated growth, depending on spacing, species, size, freedom from disease or other defect, and possible damage to remaining trees. Cuts brush and other vegetation and moves slash (wood debris) away from roads, fire trails and remaining trees. May chip debris. Excludes workers cutting mature trees.