Plant Health Care Technician

Posted on April 2, 2018

  • Employer: Old Growth Tree Service
  • Location: Edwards, CO
  • Salary: $18.00 – $25.00 per hour, depending on experience

Job Description


  • Paid Holidays after 90 Days
  • All PPE Safety Equipment Supplied
  • Education/Professional Development Supplied
  • Company Issued Cell Phone

Specific Duties

The PHC Technician will have a variety of duties to perform daily, varying by the type of work being done at each given site.  The main priorities are to perform various PHC treatments, pest/disease control measures, maintain detailed and accurate reporting, and perform arboricultural duties during specific seasons throughout the year.

Plant Health Care

  • Drive specialized PHC trucks to various work sites around the valley.
  • Practice various PHC treatments such as: fertilization, soil amendments, pest and disease control measures.
  • Perform soil compaction alleviation.
  • Perform deep root injections, watering, and other PHC services.
  • Utilize environmentally friendly products to perform PHC treatments.
  • Prepare pesticide sprays and other PHC solutions for treatments.
  • Assist in scheduling PHC treatments with Operations Manager.

Equipment, Machine and Tool Use

  • Choose and load necessary daily equipment.
  • Perform daily inspections of equipment and vehicles.
  • Utilize specialized mechanical instruments such as: an air spade, skid steer, stump grinder, root exploration devices, and root pruners.
  • Perform basic maintenance on equipment and tools used.
  • Ensure PHC trucks are prepared, filled, and refueled for each work day.

Safe Work Practices

  • Choose and inspect personal protective equipment.
  • Inspect worksites and identify risks.
  • Direct vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

Reporting and Communication

  • Prepare and maintain impeccable records of personal pesticide use and monitoring forms, work orders, and equipment maintenance records.
  • Prepare and post public notices for pesticide applications or PHC treatments.
  • Provide customers with PHC information when necessary.

Working Conditions

  • Old Growth performs services for a wide variety of clients in diverse locations from private gardens and backyards, to public spaces, or remote areas.
  • Majority of work time is spent in the field operating machinery or hand tools, performing PHC/arboricultural services, clean-up, and being courteous to customers.
  • Physical fitness and ability to work outside is required, with duty modification during specific seasons throughout the year.
  • Office work and time needed to complete paperwork, and attend meetings/training.


  • Minimum Education: High School Diploma.
  • A valid driver’s license.
  • Education/Training in Arboriculture or PHC an asset.
  • Familiar with Plant I.D. and treatment options an asset.
  • ISA Certified Arborist is an asset.

How to Apply

Are you ready to develop your roots here in the Eagle Valley with a company that values you? Do you like the idea of working outside, making a positive impact on the environment? How about the thought of working alongside like-minded industry professionals who will show you the ropes of arboriculture and plant health care?

GET PAID TO LEARN! If you are looking to kick-start a fulfilling, exciting, challenging – but rewarding career at a company that will support your personal and professional growth, please apply with your resume to



Marcelle Pellerin
Marcelle Pellerin
14:47 06 Aug 19
Good morning old growth tree service TEAM🎉What a great way to begin your day!Those people are so professional and so nice. I really enjoyed watching Them doing there magic. Congratulations for selecting your employee!!!!Marcelle Huard 1130 June Creek RdEdward Coread more
Ilene Gauger
Ilene Gauger
20:11 16 May 19
We had several trees that needed major pruning. They showed up on time and were so professional. They did an amazing job of cleaning up - even raked the tire marks out of the dirt field. I would not hesitate to recommend more
Glenn Frommer
Glenn Frommer
13:56 08 Nov 18
This is the email I wrote to Mike Earl, the owner of Old Growth, after they completed the removal of 15 Aspens and cleaned up 15 others. Mike - your crew did a really terrific job. I was amazed at how skilled they are at getting trees to land exactly where they want and was delighted by how thorough they were on the clean up of the job. Really appreciate your time in working with the Planning Board. Great job all around and we'll be working with you for years to more
Traci Bratton
Traci Bratton
15:54 29 Oct 18
I absolutely love the care and expertise which Old Growth operates. They are always professional, timely, and really know their stuff. They provide an "above and beyond" experience every more
Todd Bar
Todd Bar
19:59 20 Aug 18
I used Old Growth to remove 4 large dead Aspens that were less than 10 feet from our home in Beaver Creek, CO. They did a very good job at a fair price. I would definitely use them again if the need more
Richard Stovall
Richard Stovall
18:54 08 May 18
Absolutely terrific service. These guys are truly real professionals! My wife and I have used them on a number of both routine and complicated projects. They were great on all of more
18:54 02 May 18
We highly recommend Old Growth Tree Service. They removed four trees from our yard.. were timely and left the areas very clean. Don't hesitate to call them for your tree more
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Gary Blamire
Gary Blamire
14:18 24 Apr 18
Removed a large, partially fallen tree from my property. I was concerned the tree would fall into the house. They assessed and removed the tree the same day. Very professional. Thanks to Matt and more
William R.
William R.
15:05 09 Aug 17
I switched from another service to Old Growth TreeService, and am very glad that I did. Mike Earl is a skilled arborist and definitely knows what he more
Bo P.
Bo P.
10:53 30 May 17
Mike and his crew are top notch! Mike makes it his personal business to keep our trees healthy and thriving which can be pretty tough in our climate. more
Score 10

thanks for the help

-Bernie K, Eagle Vail
July 11, 2018

Score 10

Very professional.

-Alex D, Eagle
July 11, 2018

Score 10

You did what you said you would do in a very professional manner.

-Dean W, Eagle Vail
June 29, 2018

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