Phone: (802) 296-3771


Garden Maintenance

Seasonal Garden Maintenance Crew needed!!! Do you enjoy doing yard work, working in gardens, and just making the world a more beautiful place? If so, then this is the perfect job for you.

Our Garden Maintenance Crew use hand tools, shovels, rakes, and trimmers to beautify personal and commercial properties around the Upper Valley.

We work Monday - Friday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm though some days are longer, and some are shorter depending on the weather.

We are looking for people to start NOW, and can guarantee work through the beginning of November (weather permitting).

Pay is commensurate with experience.  

Tree Climber

Will at all times adhere to Henderson’s Safety guidelines, performing work according to all policies and procedures of Henderson’s Tree Care Division.

• Is able to take direction from the Tree Crew Supervisor or Job-Site Supervisor and always work as a Team Member, using strong communication skills and adhering at all times to Henderson’s conduct and behavior code.

• Performs various activities related to forestry and arboriculture such as tree diagnosis, climbing, pruning, removal, stump grinding, cabling, stumping, fertilizing and planting.

• Supervises others engaged in tree trimming work and share skills to train other crew members.

• Prepares trees and shrubs for removing, prepare plant material for transplanting.

• Participates in gear, tool and equipment maintenance at the shop and in the field.

Work Site tasks include:

• Climbing trees using the proper climbing hooks and belts, or climb ladders to gain access to work areas.

• Collecting debris and refuse from tree trimming and removal operations into piles to be handled as each job specifies.  Hauling, chipping and maintaining a cleared safe work zone.

• Trimming, topping, limbing-up, pruning, and shaping trees and shrubs following arboriculture practices.

• Cabling, bracing, tying, bolting, staking and guying trees and branches.

Specialized skills and requirements for the Climber:

• Skill and knowledge to operate and also perform maintenance on specialized equipment including a chipper, stump grinder, and chainsaw in a safe and responsible manner

• Skill to hoist tools and equipment to tree trimmers, and safely lower branches with ropes, or block and tackle.

• Skills in knot tying and practical knowledge of each used in the field.

• 3-4 Years’ Experience in the Field, preferably a Certified Arborist.

• The desire to continue skill development, advanced education and maintain certifications and


• Must have a clean driving record, preferably a CDL or desire to obtain commercial level licensing.

• Position starting at $15.00/hr (hourly rate based upon experience)

Entry Level Gardener

Works directly under the supervision of the Crew Supervisor as a Gardening Division Crew Member, becoming familiar with the practices and culture of Henderson’s Garden Division in the field.

• Working closely with the Crew Supervisor, has the opportunity to gain skill and knowledge in horticulture practices and the ability to work more independently once skill sets are acknowledged.

• Understands the importance that all safety and conduct guidelines are to be respected and observed throughout the workday.

• Provides the best in customer care, maintaining a positive attitude.

• Works as a team member.

• Is responsible for duties at the HTS Shop as well as out in the field.

The Entry Level Gardener will act as a support crew member in the field, taking on responsibilities that enable smooth flow of work at the shop as well as on the job-site including such tasks as:

• Preparing for the work day with the required equipment & tools loaded on vehicles, being sure all items are secure for travel.

• Working under supervision to plant, transplant, water, apply mulch in beds, cultivate, weed and perform horticulture sanitation aspects of field work.

• Maintaining clear working areas on-site as field work is performed.

• Assisting with un-loading equipment and tools at the end of the day.

Skills and requirements include:

• The ability to work outdoors and be prepared with the proper gear to remain safe and comfortable.

• The physical strength to comfortably lift 50lbs of weight

• The stamina to perform physical labor for a full work day

• Basic knowledge of plant science and culture

• The ability to take direction and follow Henderson’s procedures

• The ability to communicate effectively with all other employees as a team member

• The desire to further improve horticulture skills and continue education toward certifications and accreditations in the industry

• Position starting at $15.00/hr (hourly rate based upon experience)

• High School diploma or equivalent

• Clean driving record

If you prefer to print and mail the application for this job, please download & complete our application form: HTGS Employment Application.  Please complete and email along with Resume & Letters of Recommendation to:  Hard copy applications are also available at our office @ 1542 Route 14 White River Junction, VT 05001. Any questions call our office at 802.296.3771.