Plant Heath Care & Garden Assistant - F/T

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Start Date: March 2023  Compensation: 20-25/hr

Arborpolitan is looking to hire a full-time employee to assist with our day-to-day operations in the field of plant health care and gardening.

Arborpolitan Tree & Garden Care is a full-service arboriculture firm located in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. We focus on land care and tree work through the use of natural and traditional products. As an arborist firm we handle tree evaluation, pruning, removals, consulting, Integrated Pest Management, and tree/garden installation. We promote a healthy work environment by working closely with each other, emphasizing safety, and offering continuous education for all workers from office staff to PHC techs to climbers. Our clients in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens value us for our open exchange of knowledge, the quality of our work, and our attention to service.

Benefits: Pay range 20-25/hr, on-the-job training, paid vacation and holidays, healthcare and retirement funding, education allowance


  • Plant Health Care, deep root fertilization, working with natural (organic) and traditional care      products to treat plants for disease and insect outbreaks, ID’ing plants and issues affecting them
  • Help to plant and install new trees, gardens, and soils, work with local nurseries in selection of trees
  • Basic use of tree care equipment, including garden tools, fertilizer and pesticide application equipment 
  • Ability to drive our van or pickup truck
  • The care of trees, woody shrubs, and vines through pruning, training, planting, maintenance and removals


  • 1-2 years experience in the fields of gardening, landscaping, or plant health care. A degree in landscape horticulture or equivalent work experience preferred
  • New York 3A pesticide certification preferred or willingness to acquire within 1 year of hiring
  • Team player and solid communicator open to feedback, desire to learn and advance in the field of arboriculture
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs or more and work in all weather conditions
  • Valid driver's license required—previous truck-driving experience a plus
  • Two COVID-19 vaccine shots required by NYC law, booster shots a plus
  • Background in arboriculture, tree and shrub ID, and insect/pest disease a plus

Additional Information

Email resume and cover letter to Arborpolitan:

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Arborpolitan Tree & Garden Care