Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists - Emploi d'avenir

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Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists

Design landscapes and help develop and create sensational outdoor spaces. Care for plants, trees and outdoor installations for venues including golf courses, municipal parks, nurseries and private clients.

 
Average salary20$ / hour
 

Description

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.

Main tasks

  • 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.

Training

DIPLOMA OF COLLEGE STUDIES (DCS)

Paysage et commercialisation en horticulture ornementale

More information

More information on this job on IMT onlineThis link open an external website in a new window.
arboriculturist; arborist; floriculturist; gardener; gardener, landscape; 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 technician; landscaper; lawn care specialist; lawn care superintendent; plant doctor; plantscape technician; superintendent, greens; tree and shrub specialist; tree service technician; turfgrass management specialist.

This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

  • Bas-St-Laurent
  • Capitale-Nationale
  • Estrie
  • Outaouais
  • Chaudière-Appalaches
  • Laval
  • Lanaudière
  • Laurentides
  • Grande région de Québec

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