Vermont Arborists: Meet Our Team

Mike Fallis

Mike Fallis
Owner

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Mike Fallis
Owner

ISA Certified Arborist #PN 0982A

Mike began working in the tree care industry in 1995, and later opened Limbwalker Tree Service in Vermont in 1999. Throughout his education and early work history, Mike developed a true love and appreciation for arboriculture. Although a Vermont native, Mike spent time in Oregon, where he worked for a Portland tree service. There, he immersed himself in trees – reading books, joining a volunteer planting group, becoming a certified arborist, even spending his weekends climbing the region’s big Douglas Firs, Western Hemlocks and Sitka Spruce.

Today, Mike continues to learn and explore the world of trees. From the climbing gear and rigging needed to prune and remove trees, to understanding how tree systems share nutrients and work as a team, Mike’s knowledge of the tree care industry is always expanding. He especially enjoys sharing what he’s learned, meeting new people, and working with clients to help them both appreciate trees and see their potential. When he’s not limb walking, Mike continues to enjoy the outdoors – hiking, swimming, fishing and spending time with his wife Amy, their 3 children and his 2 dogs.

Courtney Ley

Courtney Ley
Supervisor

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Courtney Ley
Supervisor

ISA Certified Arborist #NE-7586A
Certified Pesticide Applicator VT #1644-5442
VT Natural Shoreline Erosion Control Certified

Courtney grew up in a house surrounded by a forest. Her childhood was spent in the woods where she began to appreciate trees and the natural world at a very young age. After a decade of working in the environmental consulting field, Courtney got the opportunity to head back into the woods, to learn about and work with trees.

Courtney really enjoys the days she’s able to work high in trees near Lake Champlain with views of the Adirondacks. She was also a big bird watcher when she was growing up, so it’s fun to be in a position where she can have close encounters with birds and the occasional flying squirrel! It’s about having that connection with nature.

Courtney’s favorite part about her job at Limbwalker Tree Service is being high in a tree, enjoying both the physical work and the mental aspect involved in moving through the tree safely and efficiently.

Sara Stark

Sara Stark
Business Manager

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Sara Stark
Business Manager

How did you get started in this business?
About 13 years ago, I was picking up one of my children from preschool and introduced myself to another parent, named Mike. Our families have been friends ever since. Over the years, I would hear about his business, Limbwalker Tree Service. When Mike was looking to hire someone part-time for clerical work, I offered to help, in the evenings, and continued working as a special educator during the day. Once the pandemic hit, I left the teaching profession altogether and began working full-time for Limbwalker Tree Service.

What is your favorite part about your current job?
My favorite parts of my job are; connecting with customers- even though it’s over the phone! It’s always nice to speak with our returning customers year-after-year; working with a super smart crew of people who take pride in their work, care for the environment and the people they interact with.

How do you see people’s needs, desires, and preferences related to trees and landscaping changing?
The focus tends to be tree work or treatments focused on keeping their trees healthy and making sure the work is good for the environment too.

Do you have a typical customer? Describe.
Clients will call requesting an assessment of a tree they love and are concerned about. They’re hopeful it can be saved.

When you are out and about during your personal time, do you observe people’s trees? If so, what is your thinking ” ooooh, they ought to look into______?”
The artist in me is always observing the landscape and taking note of what I see. For some homeowners with big, beautiful trees gracing their yards, I always hope they appreciate what they have and realize how lucky they are. However, I also take note of those big, old, decaying trees, looming over a structure, and wonder if they’ve thought about the damage a strong wind could do.

Is there a certain aspect to how Limbwalker operates that distinguishes you from other companies? If so, please share and describe how it’s a good fit for you.
We are a customer-focused and environmentally conscious business- with the expectation for a positive customer experience/relationship throughout. There’s also the importance to maintain a healthy life-work balance. In my free time, I enjoy home renovation projects, skiing, hiking, and spending time with my husband, three children and two dogs.

Christine Lybarger, Assistant Business Manager

Christine Lybarger
Assistant Business Manager

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Christine Lybarger
Assistant Business Manager

How did you get started in this business?
Sara and I have a mutual friend who reached out to me about Limbwalker looking for someone to assist with the business admin. Our friend thought I would be a good fit. I met Sara and loved hearing about the business. The work sounded varied and interesting. It was a really great fit.

What is your favorite part about your current job?
I really enjoy typing up the job proposals and seeing all the different ways that people care for their trees.

How do you see people’s needs, desires, and preferences related to trees and landscaping changing?
I enjoy seeing how people really want to find out how to save their trees and keep them healthy for years to come.

Do you have a typical customer?
I think a typical customer would be someone who really values their trees and the environment.

When you are out and about during your personal time, do you observe people’s trees?
I do look at trees, all around, when I am out and about. I love nature and just enjoy seeing the beauty that trees give to the environment.

Is there a certain aspect to how Limbwalker operates that distinguishes you from other companies?
Limbwalker really cares about their customers, the environment, and the health of trees. I know they would much rather save a tree than cut it down. They are a great company because they allow time to have a healthy work/life/family balance.

David Cole

David Cole
Arborist Crew Leader

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David Cole
Arborist Crew Leader

Certified Pesticide Applicator VT #1644-5834

How did you get started in this business?
I studied Botany and Environmental Science at Miami University where my dendrology and plant taxonomy courses first introduced me to my love and passion for trees. Working as an intern for the Urban Forestry department I got to see firsthand the groundwork of tree upkeep with pull saws and regular scheduled prunings for tree health and avoiding human created obstacles. It wasn’t until I started working at the Department of Agriculture that I had the pleasure of viewing tree climbers inspect damage in trees and always wanted to eventually climb. This led me to Limbwalker Tree Service where I was able to finally pursue this dream and couldn’t imagine doing anything else.

What is your favorite part about your current job?
I would say among being able to climb trees and be with like-minded individuals is the ability to be able to work outside all day and see the changing of the seasons.

How do you see people’s needs, desires, and preferences related to trees and landscaping changing?
When you work for the customer you do need to pay attention to their needs and vision for the space they have and give them the guidance and education you have with what can work in a particular space. There are always alternatives to removing a tree just because it is large and looming over a house whether that be reducing limbs or removing sections but keeping the overall health of the tree in mind and balancing that with the safety of the customers property.

How does a usual job play out?
Ideally everything goes smooth and as efficiently as possible which is typically what happens so long as everybody is on the same page about the overall objective and the steps that need to be taken in order to achieve that. Hiccups arise from time to time whether that be weather-related, mechanical issues with equipment or etc. and you attempt to mitigate those as best as you can.

Do you have a typical customer? Describe.
I feel like most of our customers that we work with share the mutual respect for trees that we do and want to preserve trees for as long as possible within reason. Trees are typically only removed if they are dead, diseased or dying and a lot of the work we do is deadwooding of trees or pruning of alarming/potential hazard branches over structures. It’s all about preventative maintenance and balancing the customers and trees needs.

What is your favorite type of project? Why?
Over the past few months I’ve gone through a transition where my favorite work was removing deadwood from trees as it was very satisfying to see the before and after look of the tree. I believe my favorite project now is structural pruning of trees in order to allow appropriately spaced branch structure and improve the longevity and life of trees in general.

When you are out and about during your personal time, do you observe people’s trees? If so, what is your thinking “ooooh, they ought to look into______?”
Absolutely. I find myself looking at particular species and whether they need to be deadwooded, pruned or removed in general. I find myself doing this while driving, running around the neighborhood or even adjacent properties we are working at at the moment.

Have you always been comfortable with heights? Please describe how you’ve developed your current level of comfort working at the heights you do.
Heights are always something I’ve had to work with from a young age but I’ve always felt comfortable in trees. Even when I was young, I would love jumping in a tree and now that I can do it safely in a harness it feels a bit better. The only thing that nerved me a bit was using the aerial lift initially during my employment while it’s very windy out and being seventy feet up. I’m more used to it now but it can be nerve-wrecking when the bucket is moving around quite a bit.

How do you ensure crew safety?
Everybody being on the same page is key to work efficiency and safety. I attempt to work as hard as I can but always try to think ahead and constantly envision potential disaster/what if scenarios and eliminate those at all costs. Setting yourself up well and being in control of what will happen with a rigged piece of wood or anything in general and making sure everybody is aware of this definitely helps with overall safety and cost efficiency on the job. Communication is a must between everybody, making eye contact and having pre-determined hand signals can help achieve overall safety on a large crew site.

Is there a certain aspect to how Limbwalker operates that distinguishes you from other companies? If so, please share and describe how it’s a good fit for you.
I really enjoy that Limbwalker isn’t just a removal or logging operation like a lot of other tree companies. Mike balances the health and longevity of trees with the safety of humans and their home. Trees will be removed if they are dead, dying, diseased or pose an extreme potential risk to a customer’s home. In the Spring, we plant dozens and dozens of trees for many customers to replace a tree that may have been removed previously or to landscape a yard effectively. I appreciate that we perform all aspects of tree health from planting to pruning/structural pruning in the younger to middle years and eventual removal if need be in particular circumstances.

Are there any unforgettable projects that you can share the details of?
There are many beautiful projects that I have had the pleasure of being part of the crew for but one of my favorites so far was a property in Burlington where we were deadwooding many tall White Pines and an American Larch (Larix laricina). That was the first Larch tree I had ever climbed and I ‘speedlined’ the branches down which is always a lot of fun. Seeing the finishing results of those trees and how well we cleaned them up is some of the more gratifying work that we do.

Are there things you wish more people knew about tree care? If so, please share.
I wish more people knew their options when it comes to tree pruning as there are a multitude of options depending on their long-term plans for the tree.

Steve Lahovich

Steve Lahovich
Arborist Crew Leader

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Steve Lahovich
Arborist Crew Leader

ISA Certified Arborist #NJ-1277A
ISA Tree Risk Assessment Certified

How did you get started in this business?
I began my arboriculture career in a local municipality’s urban forestry program, after several years in the landscape industry. I have always enjoyed new challenges and was drawn to the level of precision, knowledge and physical ability needed for the work.

What is your favorite part about your current job?
My favorite part of my current job is the collaboration with my fellow arborists on the job. Talking ideas and perspectives on trees with one another is enlightening and enjoyable.

How do you see people’s needs, desires, and preferences related to trees and landscaping changing?
I tend to find that the average customer is much more invested in their landscape. The knowledge, or desire of knowledge, the customers have about their trees and landscaping is much more common.

How does a usual job play out?
We usually begin our jobs with a greeting and introduction of our team that is on site for the day with the customer. Then we do a walk around with the customer and discuss the details of what we will be doing, and address any questions or concerns. After, we get to work collaboratively completing the tasks. Finally, we check back in with the customer at the day’s end or completion of the job to ensure satisfaction.

Do you have a typical customer? Describe.
Our typical customer at Limbwalker Tree Service is very friendly and engaging. They often appreciate the communication and time we spend talking with them about their trees and landscape.

What is your favorite type of project? Why?
I would have to say my favorite type of project may also be my least favorite at times. Difficult, challenging or unusual jobs while at times are not enjoyable, the feeling, skill, and knowledge gained from them are the most rewarding.

When you are out and about during your personal time, do you observe people’s trees? If so, what is your thinking ” ooooh, they ought to look into______?”
When I first started doing tree work I would constantly be looking “up” at every tree and inspecting it. But there are a lot of trees to critique and it becomes tiring. So now I enjoy looking at trees that catch my eye because of their beauty in the landscape.

Have you always been comfortable with heights? Please describe how you’ve developed your current level of comfort working at the heights you do.
I would have to say I am not comfortable with heights, maybe just less afraid than others. You become comfortable by doing it over and over again. There are small margins for error, therefore you can eliminate risk level by increasing your knowledge, ultimately making it much more safe.

How do you ensure crew safety?
I believe safety starts with good communication. Understanding the job, where and what work is being performed. As well as educating and demonstrating safe work practices to all crew members.

Is there a certain aspect to how Limbwalker operates that distinguishes you from other companies? If so, please share and describe how it’s a good fit for you.
I believe the goal that Limbwalker has for the care of trees differs vastly from many companies. Focusing on proper, specific cuts, gradual care and results lead to a much healthier tree.

Are there any unforgettable projects that you can share the details of?
I would have to say any project that involved climbing to the top of a large pine tree, then being greeted with a view of the lake and Adirondack Mountains.

Are there things you wish more people knew about tree care? If so, please share.
I wish everyone knew the proper installation and maintenance of a tree. It is such a crucial time for maintaining the tree to ensure proper structure and healthy growth. Especially in urban forestry, where the tree’s life is shorter to begin with. I enjoy seeing new trees planted, but please give them a shot to be healthy trees.

Ed Krasnicki

Ed Krasnicki
Arborist Crew Leader

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Ed Krasnicki
Arborist Crew Leader

How did you get started in this business?
I started working for a small tree company in my hometown, I became familiar with the chipper and probably stood around too much studying the climber in the tree.

What is your favorite part about your current job?
I enjoy pruning, especially structural pruning. Taking early steps to make sure a tree grows big and healthy.

How do you see people’s needs, desires, and preferences related to trees and landscaping changing?
Trees are long lasting landmarks and are important for capturing carbon dioxide, regulating temperature, preventing erosion, and creating habitat for wildlife. I hope to see less fields of grass and more wooded forests.

How does a usual job play out?
We prepare for the day at our humble headquarters by loading up all of the necessary tools and equipment for the day ahead. Travel to the worksite. Introduce ourselves to the client, and do a brief walk through of the task on the work order. Collaborate with the team and client to develop an efficient and safe work plan. After we are finished we follow up with clients to ensure we have exceeded their expectations.

Do you have a typical customer? Describe.
Our typical customer is someone who really values their trees. They share our joy of learning the best practice for long-term care of not only trees but their environment.

What is your favorite type of project? Why?
I always enjoy the tricky jobs that require elaborate rigging generally in a difficult place to access. They seem almost impossible and involve puzzle solving and careful planning to get done safely and efficiently. It makes you proud.

When you are out and about during your personal time, do you observe people’s trees? If so, what is your thinking ” ooooh, they ought to look into______?”
OMG. This is all I do. I always observe the architecture of the tree, decide what limbs I don’t like, develop a 10 year plan to isolate a strong central leader, and figure out where I would make the pruning cut to maximize my goals. And someone passing by thinks I am looking for squirrels.

Have you always been comfortable with heights? Please describe how you’ve developed your current level of comfort working at the heights you do.
As a kid I always enjoyed climbing trees, my dad never cared for heights, so anything on a ladder he would have me do, gutters, powerwashing, and painting. I eventually moved out to Colorado and got involved with the rock climbing community there. I became humbled by how dangerous the sport can be and I really started to develop safe practices and procedures to mitigate the risks.

How do you ensure crew safety?
Through thorough training, constant communication, and continual education.

Is there a certain aspect to how Limbwalker operates that distinguishes you from other companies? If so, please share and describe how it’s a good fit for you.
Very few tree companies care about the environment, they are generally driven by the bottom line. At Limbwalker we believe it is better with a tree than without.

Are there any unforgettable projects that you can share the details of?
Last summer we pruned for deadwooded around 12 giant oak trees and removed several ash trees that were on fairly steep rock ledges. All very high and difficult climbs- it took us almost 2 weeks. The area was so difficult to access we had to hike our gear in, over a wooden bridge and up a steep gravel road, each day. Each oak felt like its own mountain, it seemed like it would never end. And to add on to it, we were hiking up one of the days, and were unable to pass over the bridge because a tree had split in half and landed on the bridge. We had to cut our way into the jobsite. It was pretty unforgettable.

Are there things you wish more people knew about tree care? If so, please share.
Trees and grass compete for the same resources. If you care about your tree, feed its roots, and mulch around its perimeter.

Peter Biersteker, Arborist

Peter Biersteker
Arborist

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Peter Biersteker
Arborist

ISA Certified Arborist #SO-11098A

How did you get started in this business?
Four years ago, I moved from California to North Carolina where I found a small tree service out of Raleigh.

What is your favorite part about your current job?
My favorite part of working for a tree service is getting to climb trees. There’s not a lot of jobs where you get to swing around a tree canopy all day long.

How do you see people’s needs, desires, and preferences related to trees and landscaping changing?
I see a lot of people creating a healthy ecosystem in their yard these days. I feel like we are much more aware of how important trees and shrubs are in our everyday lives. People want to shade their houses to create more energy efficient homes. Folks want large pollinator gardens to bring the bees onto their properties. Not a lot of people want to clear cut their entire property and stare at grass anymore. Which is amazing. We would much rather prune trees to make them healthy and long lasting than remove everything.

How does a usual job play out?
A job all starts at the shop where, as a crew, we go over the equipment and personnel needed for each job. Once we arrive on site, we check in with the homeowner and do an all crew walkthrough (the client will join us sometimes) to get the lay of the land. Once that is over, we start getting all the gear and machinery ready and get to work.

Do you have a typical customer?
Most customers we have really enjoy having us out. We’re usually there providing them with a service they’ve been looking forward to for quite some time. Customers typically get a kick out of watching us climb and swing around from their trees, which is great. We love when our clients really take an interest in our work and want to do what’s best for their trees.

What is your favorite type of project?
I love structurally pruning maple trees specifically. It’s almost like working on a large puzzle where you’ve got to think about each cut to create a stronger, longer lasting tree.

When you are out and about during your personal time, do you observe people’s trees?
I have annoyed too many friends and family members commenting on people’s trees. You can’t help but drive down the street and see some yards that could use some help. My first two years in the industry, I was doing this constantly. Every tree I saw, I would find the best tie-in point for me to achieve the goals I had for the work that the tree needed.

Have you always been comfortable with heights?
I don’t have any real issues with heights, but in this line of work there is still a fear once you get up high enough. When I started, I got a weird feeling once I got up about 30 feet. After a few months I wouldn’t get a feeling until about 50 feet. So, as you continue in the climbing business you develop a tolerance that gets higher and higher for climbing.

How do you ensure crew safety?
We ensure crew safety through proper training and communication. A jobsite is a very noisy place, so you need constant communication to ensure that everyone is on the same page. Our jobsite briefing before starting each job lays the foundation of safety for each day. We go over who will be doing which task, along with who will be assisting in said tasks. Once you start climbing, there needs to be constant contact between the climber and ground person on any job. It all comes down to communication.

Is there a certain aspect to how Limbwalker operates that distinguishes you from other companies?
In my experience, working for a smaller business is much more enjoyable. In larger companies, you only know a few people that you work with everyday, which can be kind of a bummer. At Limbwalker, you interact with everyone, every single day, which makes everything a lot easier.

Are there any unforgettable projects that you can share the details of?
We had a large wind storm during the winter that knocked down so many trees. It seemed like every yard had a tree down. We were sent out to Hinesburg to do some storm damage cleanup down a road. We ended up working for every house, on the road, because a tree had fallen on each and every house. It was so wild! I don’t think I will ever experience that again in my career.

Are there things you wish more people knew about tree care?
When your tree is looking sad, always start by looking at the soil. So many tree problems start below ground. Most of the time soil compaction, specifically in urban environments, is the cause of the trees declining health. There are many easy and affordable ways to not only save the tree, but keep the tree happy and healthy for a long time–such as, mulching and aerating the soil and not driving over the root zone with cars, mowers and other heavy machinery.

Davis Keating, Arborist

Davis Keating
Arborist

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Davis Keating
Arborist

How did you get started in this business?
I graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in Parks Recreation and Tourism that was heavily rooted in forestry. I started at Limbwalker after moving to Vermont in the spring of 2022. I have always loved trees and wanted to apply my knowledge to a challenging and rewarding field of work. I did not have any tree climbing experience, prior to working at Limbwalker, but the training and knowledge that Mike and the crew provided me has set me up to be successful in the industry.

What is your favorite part about your current job?
The best thing about this job is climbing the beautiful trees that Vermont has to offer and working with an awesome crew. Climbing to the top of a large tree, seeing the views, and applying a prescription to help the health of the tree is a very rewarding experience.

How do you see people’s needs, desires, and preferences related to trees and landscaping changing?
Making sure you have a clear understanding of what the customers’ desires and visions are is the most important step. I think the biggest change we will see is how clients decide to adapt to a changing climate here in Vermont. That could mean treating trees for new pests or planting species that will be better adapted to changes. Having the knowledge to help clients make these decisions is going to be a big part of what we do.

How does a usual job play out?
The first thing we do at a job is check in with the client and go over the work order. We talk through our plans and what their goals are. Once the client and crew leader are on the same page, setup can begin. Our next step is clearing the work area of hazards and getting our equipment set up. Once our lines are set or our aerial devices are in position, the work can begin. Whether we are removing or pruning a tree, we take care to work efficiently and with care. Those in the air and on the ground work together and communicate clearly to get the job done quickly and carefully. Once the project is completed, we move on to clean up and check in with the client to make sure they are satisfied. Challenges and obstacles can arise, but we do our best to deal with them and move forward.

Do you have a typical customer?
Our typical customer is someone who appreciates trees and wants a company that feels the same. It’s a common misconception that we do not like trees but in fact it’s the exact opposite. I have never worked with a crew of people who have such a deep love, appreciation, and understanding of trees and I feel our customers reflect that.

What is your favorite type of project?
My favorite type of project is dead-wooding a large tree with an open canopy. This type of project has two major pros. The first is that by removing deadwood you improve the health and aesthetic look of the tree which is always rewarding. The second pro is it’s so much fun. Being in a large tree, swinging from branch to branch is a wonderful time.

When you are out and about during your personal time, do you observe people’s trees?
Yes, I absolutely observe people’s trees. Once you have the knowledge and experience, it’s hard to not see recommendations everywhere. The biggest ones I see are hazard trees. I’ll see a big branch overhanging a house or other target and think “oooh they ought to look into having that branch removed.” Another one is general health and aesthetics. There are many trees that would benefit from having their structure improved and I see them everywhere.

Have you always been comfortable with heights?
I have always had a healthy respect for heights–from a love of climbing trees as a child to working as a zip line guide in Alaska. The zip line guide, in particular, helped me get comfortable with trusting the gear and working at heights.

How do you ensure crew safety?
Communication and composure are the keys to a safe worksite. Staying in constant communication with your coworker, on the ground or in the air, will help keep everyone safe. I find the most mistakes or dangers come from a lapse in communication or a lapse of focus. By maintaining focus and communication, we can mitigate the risks in a dangerous field of work.

Is there a certain aspect to how Limbwalker operates that distinguishes you from other companies?
I think what distinguishes Limbwalker from other companies is our customer service qualities. I think the industry has a tendency to not put as much emphasis on customer service, and I think Limbwalker does a good job at breaking the mold. We really get to know our customers and are thoughtful and caring about their tree work desires and visions.

Are there any unforgettable projects that you can share the details of?
There are many unforgettable projects that I have been a part of at Limbwalker–from climbing my first tree to being in the top of an 80 ft pine overlooking Lake Champlain. One of my favorites though is working with the Nature Conservancy on their elm project. For two years now, we have worked to prune thousands of elm saplings that are part of a larger project working on reintroducing disease resistant elms to Vermont. To be a part of a tree-based ecological project, here in Vermont, that has the goal of helping our natural landscapes is truly special.

Are there things you wish more people knew about tree care?
I think what I want people to know about tree care is that we absolutely love trees. Obviously, some trees have to be removed, but all of us here at Limbwalker have a deep love and appreciation for all things trees. We at Limbwalker pride ourselves on not just being a logging and lot clearing operation. It’s important for customers to know that many times a tree does not have to just be removed, but it can be pruned or altered in a way that meets the customer’s goals.

Colin Scanlon, Arborist

Colin Scanlon
Arborist

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Colin Scanlon
Arborist

How did you get started in this business?
I got started in tree work by being an assistant to a crane operator in MA. I did that for about two years. It was an interesting entry, into the industry, as trees in peculiar or tight spots were often the ones taken out by the crane. I also got to work with a variety of tree service crews, in that area, so I got to meet some interesting, knowledgeable people.

What is your favorite part about your current job?
My favorite part about the job has to be learning new things and going all over VT. 
I’m thankful I get to work with such learned individuals who are willing to help me learn and grow. I also just enjoy seeing where our job literally takes me sometimes. Up some mountain I’ve never heard of or down some valley where the view is always nice!

How do you see people’s needs, desires, and preferences related to trees and landscaping changing?
As I see it now, during my tree care job and past landscaping experiences, people seem to be more aware of the impact their decisions have on the landscape. I can hope this willingness to learn and do what’s best for the landscape is indicative of a shift away from the idea the landscape is there for us to exploit without forethought.

How does a usual job play out?
A typical job starts with us forming a safe, effective work plan and gathering the necessary tools. We then try to stick to this work plan, as much as possible, but due to the dynamic work environment, we often have to change it on the fly. We aim to leave a job site with no trace we were there– other than the work rendered.

Do you have a typical customer?
A typical customer we have is friendly and proactive in the management of their trees. A lot of customers are receptive to advice we give and love to ask questions. Everyone also likes to sneak in a quick picture or video of us at work to show their friends!

What is your favorite type of project?
My favorite type of projects are the larger scale ones with multiple days or a lot of work at one or multiple adjacent sites. It’s nice to have jobs you can go back to, the next day, and have the night to mull things over to have a better day tomorrow.

When you are out and about during your personal time, do you observe people’s trees?
I do find myself looking at trees as I live my life. I usually have concerns when I see a very dead or dying tree in a yard. My thought is typically, they should look into at least having the tree assessed for dead-wooding , removal, or replacement.

Have you always been comfortable with heights?
As a child, I was a bit fearful of heights and that’s followed me for some time. Working at Limbwalker has helped me considerably improve my comfort with heights. I’ve personally just had to push myself into uncomfortable situations with the knowledge that I am safe with the gear we use.

How do you ensure crew safety?
I do my part to ensure crew safety by trying to keep an eye out for work site hazards. I try to communicate or mark the hazards so others can avoid them or work around them.

Is there a certain aspect to how Limbwalker operates that distinguishes you from other companies?
With my past experiences, I can say that Limbwalker puts an emphasis on professionalism that I have not seen at a smaller tree service. It’s a good fit for me, as we all try to help each other out and remain courteous to not only our customers but each other.

Are there any unforgettable projects that you can share the details of?
We had a weeks-long project out in Addison County clearing a lot. It was hot, sunny, tick infested and laden with plants that give you a rash. It sounds terrible, but apart from the sunburn and rash, I learned a lot and we got some good work done.

Are there things you wish more people knew about tree care?
I wish more people knew that pruning can be a long term maintenance strategy rather than a one time fix. It seems we often inform customers that pruning should be done regularly and yields a larger benefit when done so.

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