It was a summer job while I was in college! My friend had his own tree company, and I worked for him during the summer while I was at The University of Maryland.
What was it that inspired you to stay?
Working outdoors, the physicality of it, and just the amount that you could learn.
What’s your favorite part of an average day ‘in your boots’ as an Arborist?
The satisfaction of a job well done. Seeing a tree go from needing a lot of care to thriving is a really wonderful feeling. I also love meeting new people, and building lasting relationships with clients and their trees.
What’s something you wish more people knew about arborists, the tree care industry, or just trees in general?
I think about trees in general – they deserve more respect than they often get. So often trees are seen as something in the way, or as a hindrance, but they’re an integral part of our environment, and completely irreplaceable. And about Arborists, no two Arborists are the same – we all think about things in a different way, and it’s important to find one that you feel you can build a relationship with, and one who you truly trust with your trees.
Learn more about Mike and his role as an owner and ISA Certified Arborist here!