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  • Thursday, April 11, 2024 8:43 AM | David Anderson

    Mayer Tree Service has an immediate opening for a CDL class A driver to work with our crane crew out of our Plaistow NH office.  This person would drive a chip truck towing a grapple chipper as well as work with the crew helping to remove trees.

    Mayer Tree Service is a great place to work with state-of-the-art equipment. 

    We have an exceptional team, but we are always looking for great people to help us grow.

    We offer 45- 50 hours a week year-round, we stay busy all winter offering over time and Saturdays. 

    Health and Dental Insurance

    401K with matching

    Uniform, PPE and gear.

    Salary is commensurate with experience and credentials. 

    Please contact David Anderson


    Mayer Tree Service has an immediate opening for a CDL class A driver to work with our crane crew out of our Plaistow NH office.  This person would drive a chip truck towing a grapple chipper as well as work with the crew helping to remove trees.

    Mayer Tree Service is a great place to work with state-of-the-art equipment. 

    We have an exceptional team, but we are always looking for great people to help us grow.

    We offer 45- 50 hours a week year-round, we stay busy all winter offering over time and Saturdays. 

    Health and Dental Insurance

    401K with matching

    Uniform, PPE and gear.

    Salary is commensurate with experience and credentials. 

    Please contact David Anderson 978-880-0803

  • Friday, February 02, 2024 12:45 PM | Jay Lavigne

    The City of Albany, NY seeks a qualified arborist to serve as Assistant City Arborist. The Assistant Arborist will work with the City Arborist to implement and oversee Albany’s City-wide Block Pruning Program.  Duties will include assigning work to contractors and inspecting their work; approving payment requests; drafting technical specifications; managing contracts and Urban Forestry grants.  Supervision of subordinate staff and/or contractors will be required.  A Valid NYS driver’s license and ISA Arborist certification are required.

    For the full job description and to apply online, please see

  • Monday, January 29, 2024 2:26 PM | Thomas Brady

    The Brookline Parks and Open Space Division is seeking an experienced arborist to join our team as the Forestry Zone Manager . The Parks and Open Space Division of the Department of Public Works maintains a network of beautiful parks and open spaces. The Forestry Zone Manager supervises, identifies, prepares for and implements tree maintenance projects, providing instruction to workers performing similar work, and undertaking appropriate corrective actions as warranted. Performs technical arboriculture work including all phases of manual work related to pruning and maintaining street and park trees and removing hazardous trees. Performs all other related work as required.


    High school education required; Associates degree desired; additional technical forestry training preferred; three years of direct experience working as a tree climber and supervising forestry crews; safety training required; experience with pesticides and in maintenance of parks and grounds desirable; at least one year of supervisory experience required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Valid CDL Class B and Hoisting Engineer's License required. First Aid and CPR Training. MA Pesticide Applicators License desirable.

    Please click on this link for a full description of job duties and responsibilities: 

    Salary & Benefits:

    $32.13/hourly plus generous leave time, health and dental insurance benefits, 12 paid holidays, 2 weeks’ vacation to start, up to 7 personal days, 15 paid sick days, pension system and excellent working conditions.

    Please Apply with Resume and Cover Letter. Position open until filled.

  • Friday, January 26, 2024 10:56 AM | Carrie Martin (Administrator)

    There is a rare Arboriculture Instructor job opening in the Arboriculture Department at Bristol County Agricultural High School. We are the only high school in the country with a full 4 year Arboriculture program and we have just gone through a $105 million renovation and facility upgrade. Your training facility is state of the art and our students are amazing! If you possess a 4 year college degree solid arbor skills and feel the calling to impact students lives for the better this is an ideal opportunity for you. If you think this sounds interesting please reach out to Seth Cook:

  • Thursday, January 25, 2024 2:59 PM | Jason MacKay

    Apply using this link

    Job Summary

    Facilities Maintenance Operations (FMO) - Offers building and landscape maintenance, and custodial services to Harvard faculties and departments on a fee-for-service basis. All services are provided in strict accordance with customer-determined standards. As such, FMO operates as an in-house alternative to contractor services and therefore manages by the same principles that guide any successful maintenance service business.


    Position Summary:

    Performs all aspects of landscape maintenance and construction, including, but not limited to organic and conventional care and maintenance of turf, trees, shrubs, and annuals throughout the University.

    Position Description

    1. Interpret soil analysis; develops amendment strategies; modifies organic landscape maintenance programs to achieve desired results.
    2. Performs all aspects of composting operation, including: material sourcing, transportation, integration, gestation oversight (agitation and aeration), and liquidation of nutrient sources for use in spray applications.
    3. Performs ongoing maintenance of landscape systems, including: aeration, fertilization, renovation (seeding and sodding) of turf; pruning, removal, cabling and treatment applications (organic and/or conventional fertilizers, insecticides, fungicides) for trees and shrubs; and routine maintenance of irrigation systems.
    4. Reviews and comments on landscape design and development plans with particular emphasis on sustainability and maintenance.
    5. Interprets landscape construction drawings and plans; stakes out ground plans, organizes tasks; may perform installation work independently or as part of a larger team.
    6. Installs and maintains annual / perennial gardens and display containers including fertilization and treatment programs.
    7. Performs winter care program for trees and shrubs including: dormant pruning, anti-desiccant spraying and securing of specimens susceptible to winter damage.
    8. May oversee property maintenance workers as assigned.
    9. Perform other duties as required

    Basic Qualifications

    • Minimum five years experience in landscape installation and maintenance, a thorough knowledge of all aspects of turf care, with specialized training in horticulture and/or arboriculture. 
    • Minimum three years experience maintaining proper soil conditions and caring for gardens, planting beds and trees using only non-toxic methods for soil preparation and organic maintenance practices.

    Additional Qualifications and Skills

    Additional Qualifications and Skills:

    • Must be able to accurately identify and treat weeds, diseases, insects, and other environmental stresses to the landscape. 
    • Demonstrated ability to properly climb trees in the performance of aerial removal, pruning, and cabling tasks required. 
    • Must be able to properly operate a variety of equipment and tools including: aerial lifts, chain saws, chippers, mini-excavators, skid loaders, hand mowers, rototillers, rollers, lawn sweepers, leaf blowers, salt spreaders, and various snow removal equipment (e.g., Bombardiers®, snow plows, and throwers). 
    • Must be quality focused and able to communicate with peers and customers, clearly and professionally in English.

    Special Requirements:

    • Must possess and maintain the following as a condition of employment: a valid state driver’s license and satisfactory driving history; a Massachusetts hydraulic hoisting license; a Massachusetts pesticide application license; and a medical examiners certificate of health. 
    • This position is frequently required to work overtime for snow removal and other emergencies and to support University events.

    Certificates and Licenses

    • Valid state driver’s license 
    • A Massachusetts hydraulic hoisting license
    • A Massachusetts pesticide application license
    • A medical examiners certificate of health

    Physical Requirements

    • Ability to perform outdoor work for prolonged periods of time, often during inclement weather conditions. 
    • Frequent climbing, bending, stooping and reaching, occasional work in restricted spaces and frequent carrying/transporting heavy loads up to 50 lb.

    Working Conditions

    Work Format: On Campus

  • Tuesday, December 12, 2023 6:12 PM | Max Ford-Diamond

    Under the general supervision of the City Tree Warden and Director of Urban Forestry , the Arborist will support the care, protection and promotion of the urban forest throughout the community, including the City-owned trees, as well as other trees to the extent provided for by law and/or regulation.


    • Helps manage the maintenance and care of municipal trees in public ways and City owned Parks, cemeteries, and other public open spaces. 
    • Monitors activities related to planting, watering, pruning, pest control, removals, warranties, and storm response.
    • Utilizes a work order management system related to arboriculture operations to ensure efficient use of labor, materials and equipment
    • Supports the Tree Warden in developing the scope of work and technical specifications for contracted work, monitor contractor award process and ensure contract compliance.
    • Updates asset management as trees get pruned, planted and removed.
    • Receives and responds to public concerns related to division operations; research and resolve conflicts, engage regular with community groups and activists on tree related issues.
    • Complies with and ensure compliance with Departmental policies and procedures, recommend new policies and procedures or revisions to the same.
    • Assists with coordination during emergency storm events.
    • Performs related duties as assigned.

    Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

    • Three to Five (3-5) years of progressively responsible experience in arboriculture, either at the municipal or commercial level.
    • Certification as an Arborist by either the Massachusetts Arborist Association or by the International Society of Arboriculture. 
    • Massachusetts Driver’s License Required.
    • Proficiency and knowledge of tree planting including stock selection, site preparation, tree installation, and required aftercare.
    • Working knowledge of practices and equipment associated with the maintenance and care of trees and shrubs, particularly those common in the Northeastern United States.
    • Knowledge of ANSI A-300, Z-133 and Z60.1 standards of practice & operation
    • Proficiency in written and verbal communication
    • Four year degree in forestry, arboriculture, horticulture, or a related field preferred.
    • Proficiency in public speaking and community relations preferred.
    • Knowledge and familiarity with municipal government operations preferred. 
    • Ability to work independently on routine tasks and manage recurring project cycles.
    • Ability to communicate and work effectively with a diverse group of coworkers and members of the community
    • Ability to exercise sound and professional judgment.
    • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions typical to the region including heat, cold, rain, and snow.
    • Ability to work indoors in an office environment.
    • Ability to exercise good judgement and focus on detail as required by the job. 

    CORI check required.

    To apply please visit the City of Boston job posting which can be found HERE.

    Salary: $70,000 - $104,000

    Hours per week:  40 (7am-3:30pm)

    Union: SENA

    Questions? Email: or

  • Wednesday, November 29, 2023 1:43 PM | Carrie Martin (Administrator)

    The Town of Wellesley is looking for a full-time Foreman A/Tree Care for the Parks Division of the Department of Public Works. Within the DPW, the Park and Tree Division is responsible for the maintenance of all Town park land, conservation land, open spaces, athletic fields, active and passive recreation areas and all Town-owned trees. The incumbent will perform a variety of arboricultural tasks to manage the Town’s urban forest, open spaces, and right-of-ways for communication and electrical lines without direct supervision. The incumbent also supervises one or more crews consisting of skilled and/or unskilled workers engaged in tree maintenance and performs skilled tasks for other DPW divisions and Town departments as assigned. This role is required to exercises independent judgment; ensures proper operation of all equipment and follows all required safety procedures, demonstrates and is accountable for safe work practices; and demonstrates good leadership skills.

    Requirements include the possession of or ability to obtain the following licenses and certifications within twelve months: a valid MA Class B CDL with air brakes endorsements; a valid Hoisting Engineer’s License classes 1B and 2B, Pesticide Applicator’s License, Category #36 tree and ornamentals license; Certified Massachusetts or International Society of Arboriculture (I.S.A.) Arborist; CPR Certification; and Electric Hazards Awareness Program Training. Also required are five years of professional arboricultural working experience, two years of supervisory experience, a good employment record; proficiency in the operation of Class B vehicles; and the ability to read, understand and follow written and verbal instructions and use hand and power tools.

    Pay range is $28.39 - $38.12 per hour. To apply, send a cover letter and resume or a Town of Wellesley employment application to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482. Resumes and/or applications may also be emailed as a Word document or PDF to by December 15, 2023. AA/EOE

  • Wednesday, November 22, 2023 12:20 PM | Rachel Brinkman

    The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is a 281-acre museum of trees teaching the world about plants. With one of the world's most biodiverse collections of temperate woody plants, combined with world-class scientific resources, and a commitment to diverse programming, the Arnold Arboretum has been a leader in horticulture since its founding in 1872. As part of the Boston Parks system, it is free and open to all daily; we host three to four million visitors each year.


    The Arnold Arboretum offers paid internships in collections management with concentrations in arboriculture, collections curation, horticulture and landscape maintenance, or plant production. Experiences integrate hands-on training with educational classes and visits to other botanical institutions. Interns are accepted for 12- to 14-week appointments (typically late-May through early-August). The Arboretum seeks a dynamic and diverse group of individuals to fill nine (9) internship positions for summer 2024. All positions are full-time (40 hours/week) at a rate of $20 per hour.

    Internships are available with the following concentrations:

    Horticulture and Landscape Maintenance

    Working with the horticulture staff, summer interns weed, mulch, mow, plant, prune, scout and monitor plant pests and diseases, operate a wide range of maintenance equipment, and perform other associated tasks as part of caring for the Arboretum’s 281 acres. All interns rotate through various collections and gardens within the landscape, obtaining experience with diverse types of plant material, as well as getting opportunities to learn from many horticulture staff members. In addition, each intern will spend time with the arborist crew, focusing on pruning skills, chainsaw use, and tree climbing. Applicants should have some experience in landscape maintenance and an interest in exploring career paths in public horticulture.

    Plant Production

    Staff members at the Dana Greenhouses and Nursery propagate and grow all the plant material that is eventually planted into the permanent collections of the Arboretum. Interns are introduced to the nursery and greenhouse production cycle and assist in watering, weeding, mulching, potting, and other jobs as required. The work varies from physical labor to technical work, with emphasis on proper growing methods. This internship also gives an overview of our accessioning and plant inventory process, including an introduction to BG-BASE (collections management software). Applicants should have some experience in plant propagation and/or greenhouse operations.


    The Curatorial Department administers record-keeping and documentation projects for all living and legacy plant collections, directs acquisition and collection development initiatives, and facilitates the use of the collection by scholars. Of central importance is the annual inventory or field checking of the nursery and roughly a fifth of the living collections. The curatorial intern spends the bulk of their time assisting staff in inventorying the living collections, which includes plant health assessments, mapping, and labeling. Additionally, time is spent collecting voucher herbarium specimens representing Arboretum accessions, sorting herbarium specimens in the Herbarium of Cultivated Plants, and entering archival data to curatorial databases. Interns will receive considerable training in BG-BASE (collections management software). Applicants are expected to have strong woody plant identification skills.

    Arboriculture (Climbing Arborist)

    The arboriculture-focused experience is for those applicants exploring a career path as a climbing arborist. Interns spend their time working alongside the Arboretum’s arborists as they rotate through the collections evaluating plant health and assessing and executing the unique pruning needs of each specimen. This team works on large-scale plant removals, tree hazard assessments and corrective pruning measures, IPM practices, and other tasks as needed as part of the full horticultural operation. Applicants must have some experience in urban forestry or arboriculture and a basic working knowledge of aerial tree care, i.e., climbing.

    For more information and how to apply, find our webpage at:

    Deadline: February 4th, 2024

  • Thursday, October 19, 2023 2:09 PM | Paul Sellers

    This person is responsible for safe delivery and application of PHC services, including, but not limited to defensive driving of a PHC vehicle, monitoring pests, application of pesticides, and communicating with customers.  The PHC Specialist is under direct supervision of our Tree Division Manager.


    • The ideal candidate will possess prior experience in the plant health care industry as well as a passion for tree and shrub care.

    • The ability to identify and differentiate plant species, diagnose and treat insect and disease problems. specific to individual plants. A strong work ethic, a positive attitude, a willingness to expand your knowledge, work independently, and excellent customer service skills are also required.

    • The ability to track and order inventory.

    • Good record keeping skills.

    • 1 year of applicable experience in the Plant Health Care field. 

    • A valid driver’s license and a clean driving record

    • Good physical condition with the ability to work in all weather conditions.

    • Excellent verbal, written, technological and communication skills.

    • Valid Massachusetts core pesticide license preferred.

    • Arborist certification preferred but not mandatory.

    Position Details:

    • Compensation: $28-35/hr depending on qualifications

    • Full-Time.  Year-round position if interested in tree care in addition to the PHC role.

    • Work Location: 742 Nathan Ellis Highway, East Falmouth

    Employment Benefits:

    • $500 signing bonus

    • Quarterly Application and Sales Commissions

    • 401k Matching

    • Health Insurance with 60% company assistance for Individuals and 50% for family plans.  Multiple plan options

    • Vacation time

    • Christmas Bonus

    • Professional licensing compensation and budget for Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

    • Equipment fund

    About Hamilton Tree and Landscape:

    We offer very competitive pay and excellent benefits including 401k matching, health insurance contributions, bonuses, an equipment fund, and financial support to further your knowledge and certifications within the industry. We love working in the Green Industry and we want to work with others who share that same passion.

    Please submit your resume today at:

    Call us at: 508-563-7633

  • Wednesday, October 18, 2023 2:52 PM | Jennifer McPhee

    You've been asking when we might be hiring into our stellar sales team - and the stars are finally aligned. Our employees and our clients are the lifeblood of this company so we take hiring very seriously when it comes to consulting on some of the oldest properties in the country. Antiquated streotypes of the "tree guy" no longer have a place in our industry, and we stand proud in our efforts to shed a new light on talent of the trades. Our newest sales team member must be passionate about stewarding our urban forests into the next generation - want to contribute to a bigger cause - and certainly know how to find joy in her or his day.

    Still interested? Here's some detail on the stuff you're probably curious about when it comes to paying the bills and securing your financial future. There's no doubt we can take care of that. But, truth be told, we're more curious about whether our WHY is the thing that really lights your fire. on and let's see where this leads!

    Right Person…..Right Seat…..Is that you?

    Our 24 person team carries over 400+ years of experience.

    Trees are our passion and our trade is our pride. We care for the finest historic trees, on some of the most prestigious properties in the Boston area, dating back to time of Olmstead’s influence on the region. This is the arboriculture that most arborists only dream of. Our views from our typical day on the job beat those of any C-Suite out there.

    Yup, we’ve got all of the expected perks and benefits like health and dental, 401k, phones, computers and cars….but what we really get jazzed about are those everyday pick me ups like a company massage account, free ice cream summers, annual car detailing, professional development reimbursement, a stellar selection of office coffee, and the best swag package East of the Mississippi!

    It’s all about the culture around here. We dream big, work hard, and go home happy. Life is too short to linger in the status quo. The right candidate must be “chippin’ what we’re prunin’” if you get our drift.

    If you think we’re speaking your language and see your career as something about more than just the tree work, we just might be a good match for your next leg of the amazing journey called life.

    Our sales team is looking to expand by two, perfectly suited candidates.The right person is our first priority, but we’re spot on when we say that this sales position comes with some high standards.

    • Significant experience is a must – a proven track record of managing a $1,000,000+ in tree care revenue is preferred.
    • Extensive knowledge of tree preservation, soil science, specialty pruning, hazard evaluation and long-term care are strong expectations by our discriminating clientele.
    • Fluency in the use of electronics is necessary, and solid time management skills are going to put you in that happy state of “flow” we strive to maintain.
    • You’ve got to LOVE what you do. Sales and client care is not for everyone. It requires a balance of tenacity and compassion. Our mission is to elevate happiness through the experience of horticulture, and the ideal candidate will find that our values align with hers/his, making this a rewarding way to spend her/his day.

    If you think the qualities you would bring to to this position are a match for us, we invite you to Scott McPhee a call at 508-566-4475 or apply through our website at  We've got a bright future for you!

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