Chad is owner of Trees & Me, a tree care and consulting firm based in Saint Paul, MN. He is also Director of Operations at City Forester LLC, based in San Jose, CA, and an Adjunct Professor at Hennepin Technical College. Chad’s work is focused on increasing awareness and access to natural resources through memorable, hands-on outdoor experiences, conducting workshops and training, delivering high-quality tree care, and implementing systems of tree preservation and has earned an M.S. in Urban Forestry and a B.S. in Horticulture. Chad lives in the Midway neighborhood of Saint Paul, MN with his wife and daughter and enjoys spending time with his family, mountaineering, and ice and rock climbing.
Chad has presented at numerous regional and national conferences on a number of arboriculture and horticulture topics. Conferences of note include the Minnesota Shade Tree Short Course, Northern Green Expo, Minnesota Turf & Grounds Foundation, Minnesota Professional Sports Turf Association, Minnesota Educational Facility Management Professionals, Midwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture, Dakota Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture, West Coast Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture.
Tree and shrub identification, developmental pruning of young trees, tree preservation techniques, advanced tree risk assessment technology & techniques, and recreational tree climbing.