Section Arborist

Hiring Organization: Longwood Gardens
Employment type: Full-Time
Job Location: Kennett Square, PA
Application Deadline: June 30, 2017

Longwood Gardens, Inc., the world’s premier horticultural display garden located in Kennett Square, PA is seeking a full time Section Arborist. This individual will provide primary leadership and strategic direction to an empowered team of arborists to ensure Longwood’s extensive tree collection is maintained to the highest standards of excellence. Reporting to the Grounds Division Leader, the Section Arborist will be responsible for applying best management practices in all aspects of arboriculture to support Longwood’s tree management plans. This individual will proactively plan and implement the arboricultural care of a wide range of tree species to achieve a highly desirable aesthetic with a focus on tree health. The Section Arborist will operate in a fast-paced environment, taking ownership of challenges and providing guidance and support to five full-time arborists, and numerous students and volunteers.


Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry or a related field with five years of experience in leading an arborist crew. Must be ISA certified, have a valid driver’s license and be willing to obtain a CDL B license for operating vehicles weighing over 11,000 pounds, a Pennsylvania commercial pesticide applicator’s license, an aerial lift license and a forklift operator’s training certificate. This position requires a thorough operational knowledge of arboriculture equipment, the ANSI A300 standards and Z133 safety guidelines. Computer proficiency is needed. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of leadership in the field and with leading a team, as well as demonstrated abilities in managerial administrative duties including coordinating work schedules and record-keeping. Some weekend and holiday work is required.


Please mail your resume with salary requirements to Longwood Gardens, Inc., Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 501, Kennett Square, PA  19348.  FAX (610) 388-5495 or e-mail

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