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Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists

National Occupation Code (NOC): 2225

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.

Job Duties for Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists

Arborists and tree service technicians
  • Examine trees and shrubs to diagnose problems and disease, and apply various treatments such as pruning, spraying, repairing damaged areas and injecting with treatment solutions.
Golf course superintendents
  • Direct crews who maintain the health and appearance of golf courses and their surrounding landscapes, plant and move trees, and apply fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides and pesticides.
Horticulturists
  • Plan and co-ordinate the growth and use of plants for landscaping, ornamental uses and other purposes.
Landscape designers and landscape architectural technicians and technologists
  • Survey and assess sites, prepare drawings, sketches and reports and perform other duties to assist landscape architects in designing landscaped environments.
Landscape gardeners
  • Plant and maintain private and public lawns and gardens.
Landscapers
  • Plan and construct landscaped environments which may include trees, shrubberies, lawns, fences, decks, patios and other landscape structures.
Lawn care specialists
  • Visit clients, assess the health of lawns, and apply fertilizer, pesticides and other lawn care products.

Working Conditions for Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists

Work is usually performed outdoors, where weather conditions can vary greatly over the workday and dirt and chemical exposure is common.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Arboriculturist
  • Arborist
  • Cloning Technician - Cannabis
  • Cultivation Technician
  • Floriculturist
  • Gardener
  • Golf Course Superintendent
  • Greens Superintendent
  • Greenskeeper
  • Horticultural Technician
  • Horticultural Technologist
  • Horticulture Specialist
  • Horticulture Technician
  • Horticulture Technologist
  • Horticulturist
  • Hydroponics Technician
  • Interior Plantscape Specialist
  • Irrigation Technician (except Agriculture)
  • Landscape Architectural Technician
  • Landscape Architectural Technologist
  • Landscape Designer
  • Landscape Gardener
  • Landscape Horticulturist
  • Landscape Technician
  • Landscaper
  • Lawn Care Specialist
  • Lawn Care Superintendent
  • Plant Doctor
  • Plantscape Technician
  • Tree And Shrub Specialist
  • Tree Service Technician
  • Turfgrass Management Specialist
  • Arborist
  • Golf Course Superintendent
  • Greenskeeper
  • Horticultural Technician
  • Horticulture Specialist
  • Horticulturist
  • Hydroponics Technician
  • Landscape Architectural Technician
  • Landscape Designer
  • Landscape Gardener
  • Landscape Technician
  • Landscaper
  • Lawn Care Specialist
  • Tree Service Technician
  • IPM Scout
  • Greenhouse Scout
  • Bio Scout
  • Turf Maintenance Team
  • Landscaping Labourer
  • Lawn And Garden Technician
  • Landscape Maintenance Technician
  • Horticultural Worker
  • Intergrated Pest Managment
  • Assistant Grower
  • Hydroponics Grower
  • Golf Course Superintendent