Tree care: Arboriculture

Life would not be possible without trees!  There are volumes written about trees but we still know very little.  Tree beauty and preservation are my central concern!

Arborist Basic Services:

  • Pruning – thinning, restoring, training, canopy clearing
  • Planting,
  • Tree Visual Assessments – to determine tree health

Additional Arborist Services:

  • Tree Diagnostics
  • Pruning Workshops


  • Invoice for Time and Materials or Fixed Price
  • Hand tools whereever possible


Wood Testing Instruments: IML GmbH Wiesloch, Germany licensed by: Nuclear Research Center Karlsruhe, Professor Dr. Claus Mattheck


  • ISA Certified Arborist PN-8028A
  • Urban Forestry Certified 2013 South Seattle Community College
  • Ecological Restoration Certified 2013 South Seattle Community College
  • Tree Felling: Game of Logging (Soren Erickson method) NW Certified Forestry 2012
  • Sawyer  “B”  Olympic National Forest USDA – 7 years (managing/coordinating trail crews Pacific Northwest Trail Association)
  • Small acreage Inspector trained Washington State DNR Firewise Properties 2016



testing for fracture angle Western Red Cedar img_20170220_151514411_hdrincrement core showing incipient rot

Western Hemlock


advanced heart rot Western Hemlock

related qualifications

  • Bridge Inspector King County Department of Transportation: FHWA Certification (maintained 11 years)
    • skilled in timber bridge inspections: sonic, Metri-guard, core samples
  • Masters Degree Urban Planning: University of Oregon


  • Professional ornamental tree pruning – Puget Sound & Olympic Peninsula 7 years
  • Teaching Pruning workshops Bainbridge Island Metro-Parks 2016
  • City Parks, Recreation, & Trees Board – Port Townsend (Chair) 2011-12


































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