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Fish Branch Tree Farm is Hiring Managerial Talent

We are a profitable, established, and well-respected tree farm of 325 acres that could reward the right person with long-term employment.  Quality products and outstanding service make our organization the right match for career-minded professionals.  Most of our employees have been with us for many years.  For more information about our operation please visit our website at www.fishbranchtreefarm.com.     

Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Main Focus: Propagation from seeds and cuttings to field
  • Tagging trees for customer orders and following up with the supervision of harvesting and loading trees
  • Communicating with others on the management team to plan and schedule crew activities
  • Management and forecasting of tree inventory
  • Monitoring, maintaining, and scheduling irrigation systems
  • Field presence and participation are required

Education and Training:

  • Background in horticulture, arboriculture, etc. preferred
  • Managerial experience preferred
  • Propagation experience preferred
  • Continuing education: On the job training and professional growth through participation in seminars and educational programs offered through the industry

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary will be commensurate with experience and talent level
  • Generous benefits package (IRA, Health Insurance, Optional Dental & Vision)
  • Paid holidays after 2 months of employment
  • Paid vacation after one year of employment

Please do not call!

Send resume to lori@fishbranchtreefarm.com and copy wendy@fishbranchtreefarm.com


Graduate Research Assistantship in Environmental Horticulture

 

The Klein Arboriculture Lab is seeking a resourceful and motivated individual interested in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry to fill 1 Ph.D. research assistantship in the Department of Environmental Horticulture at the University of Florida’s Gainesville campus. The position is set to start in the Fall of 2022 and includes a tuition waiver, competitive stipend, and benefits. Potential research topics are flexible but will have a general focus on tree risk assessment and risk perception, the effects of hurricanes on urban tree survivability, the propagation of tree species from outside of their established hardiness zones, maintenance techniques pre and post establishment, or arboricultural education, training, accreditation, and professionalism. The candidate chosen for the position will have the opportunity to cultivate the necessary skills in the field as well as gain outreach and extension experiences, and overall professional development relevant to future careers in the tree care industry and academia.

 

It is strongly recommended that candidates have a bachelor’s degree in arboriculture, urban forestry, environmental studies, or a related discipline from an accredited institution. Likewise, for candidates that have previously completed their master’s degree. Additionally, previous field and work experience relevant to the potential research topics is preferred. A general understanding of project design, data entry, statistical analysis, and technical writing are required. Interested candidates should be open to learning new skills, have a positive attitude, and a strong work ethic. A willingness to work outdoors in the heat and humidity is a must.

 

For additional information about the position please contact Dr. Ryan Klein at ryanwklein@ufl.edu. The application deadline is April 1, 2022. Details regarding the application process can be found at https://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/environmental-horticulture-graduate-program/.