The Davey Tree Expert Company

Arboriculture and Horticulture Technical Advisor

Ancaster, ON, CA, L9G 4V5

Additional Locations: Eastern Canada with some travel to the United States

Primary Locations: Ontario, Ancaster, 611 Tradewind Drive Suite 500, L9G 4V5 

Requisition ID: 185278

Company Overview

Davey Tree Expert Co. of Canada, Limited has been performing tree care and vegetation management services across Canada since 1930. With over 850 employees, we continuously pride ourselves on unmatched quality and safety. Davey Tree has numerous crews that are professionally trained to provide tree trimming and removal services to ensure the scope of this contracted work is completed safely, and well before any deadlines. Our related experiences and industries serviced include notably Utilities, Municipalities, Government, Rail, Commercial and Residential.

Position Overview

In this leadership role as an Arboriculture and Horticulture Technical Advisor, you will be responsible for technical services, research and development, environmental programs, and education and training for Canadian operations.  Davey Technical Advisors guide field service teams in diagnosing biotic and abiotic pest problems and prescribing the best products, application procedures, and cultural practices to be used at the client site. Our experts are specialists in fields such as entomology, horticulture, urban forestry, agronomy, plant pathology, and turf and landscape care. They train our sales staff and technicians and serve as resources for diagnostics and prescriptions to address the specific needs of our clients. Field teams use internet access to our multimedia reference materials produced by Technical Advisors and Davey Diagnostic Laboratory Staff, including detailed photos, videos, and databases to properly diagnose a customer’s tree, landscape or other related issues. Technical Advisors work as a team of regionally placed scientific experts to support all Davey operations in the United States and Canada. This position is stationed in Ontario to primarily support Eastern Canada operations, but will include support of all Davey Canada operations and also travel to the United States for additional support activities, training, meetings, and projects.

Job Duties

  • Assist Davey Service Lines in strategic, growth-oriented projects and program level initiatives.
  • Provide technical support to field personnel via telephone, internet, and consultation travel to various Davey locations across Canada.
  • Develop and assist with research projects conducted by the Davey Institute.  These may include evaluating various products or services intended for Davey operations or external cooperators.
  • Work is often required which may involve walking, lifting, digging, chemical applications, and rating treatment responses in indoor and outdoor environments.
  • Assist with and develop formal training programs for Service Line personnel.
  • Assist District, Area, Project and Account Managers in preparing bids and meeting with prospects and key clients.
  • Develop opportunities for external funding.


  • MSc or PHD horticulture, arboriculture or related plant science discipline
  • Ability to be located in Ontario within six months of a job offer
  • Valid provincial driver’s license
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written:
    • Ability to teach co-workers and colleagues in person and via written and remote technologies.
    • Comfortable with public and client-directed presentations
  • Ability to work with multiple project leaders in a team-based work environment.
  • Experience in designing, conducting, and interpreting research trials
  • Computer literate and able to assist with preparation of research reports and Davey literature.
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 50% of time.
  • Lift up to 50 lbs

Additional Information

  • Competitive Compensation Package
  • Vehicle Benefit
  • Excellent Benefits package and RRSP Matching program
  • Employee-owned company with stock purchase available after 1 year of service
  • Davey provides ongoing training and career advancement opportunities


We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, provincial law.

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Davey is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and considers all qualified employees and applicants for all positions regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state, or local law.  It is our mandate that all matters related to the terms and conditions of employment and all treatment on the job be free of discrimination.  In addition, harassment based on any protected characteristic is strictly prohibited.

To preview Davey’s relevant EO/AA plan, please submit a written request to: The Davey Tree Expert Company, Attn: HR, 1500 N. Mantua Street, Kent, Ohio 44240.

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