This unit group includes those who survey and assess landscapes; draw sketches and build models of landscape designs; construct and maintain gardens, parks, golf courses and other landscaped environments; advise clients on issues related to horticulture such as irrigation; breed, cultivate and study plants; and treat injured and diseased trees and plants. They are employed by landscape designers and contractors, lawn service and tree care establishments, golf courses, nurseries and greenhouses, and municipal, provincial and national parks, or they may be self-employed.

Arborist

By |2021-12-02T11:27:04-06:00December 2nd, 2021|

Arborists take care of trees by pruning limbs, spraying pesticides, and diagnosing pests and disease. Their other tasks include irrigation, planting, and soil preparation. They sometimes use dangerous equipment, such as chainsaws, and the job may take them high into the treetops.

Horticultural Technician

By |2021-12-02T11:26:35-06:00December 2nd, 2021|

Horticultural technicians may grow and sell crops and related materials in nurseries and greenhouses. They also landscape, operate greenhouses, nurseries, and garden centres, and move trees. Their knowledge includes irrigation methods and soil and pest management. Sometimes technicians use dangerous equipment, such as chainsaws or chippers.

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