I don't know who it designates today, but in the 1940s-1960s, the greensman
was the person on a studio set who was responsible for bringing, locating,
placing and moving greenery (usually artificial)- trees, bushes, plants,
lawns, etc.  This was a union made label for a union made job.  Only the
greensman could touch the greenery.
Joel Snyder
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University of Chicago
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