Field Service

Plant Health Care Specialist

New Rochelle, New York
Work Type: Full Time

Emerald Tree & Shrub Care is hiring Plant Care Specialists and Technicians to support our board-certified Master Arborists. We currently cover the greater New York City, Westchester and Fairfield County areas. Our clientele includes the New York Botanical Gardens, The Bronx Zoo and Fordham University.

Our ideal candidate is driven, self-directed, has a passion for plant health care, expertise in tree and plant identification, and has an innate drive to provide top-of-the-line service to every customer.


  • Hands-on knowledge of trees and ornamentals
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of diseases and pests that are harmful to shrubs and plants
  • A desire to learn and grow within the business and the horticultural industry
  • Valid driver’s license is required
  • GED or high school diploma required
  • College Degree in Horticulture or related field is preferred
  • Industry certificates – a plus but not required


  • Detect, identify, and map existing plants on client records
  • Diagnose plant and shrub issues
  • Create client proposals for plant and shrub care
  • Propose landscaping improvements in terms of the health of the plants
  • Document plant health into company database
  • Delegate daily tasks to crews
  • Deliver and communicate plans to client over the phone and onsite
  • Work alongside crew daily


  • Competitive salary range of $25-$45 per hour based on experience
  • Paid time off, sick days and holidays
  • Full-time, Year-round
  • Group Health Plan
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Opportunities for promotion and advancement

Emerald Tree & Shrub Care’s mission is to promote sustainable, harmonious relationships with nature, our clients, and employees. We are hiring all year long for entry-level candidates, as well as highly skilled experts to join our team. We maintain some of the highest standards in our industry with an unbeatable commitment to environmental preservation, safety, and customer service. We are also accredited members of the Tree Care Industry Association and offer many opportunities for education and growth. We are located in New York City, Westchester, NY, Fairfield County, CT, and growing! Apply to join us today and you'll have the opportunity to work with some of the most interesting clients in the country including the New York Botanical Gardens, The Bronx Zoo, Fordham University as well as some of the most beautiful estates in NY and CT. 


Emerald Tree and Shrub Care Co. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship status or genetics.

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