Founder, Douglas A. Smith, has been practicing arboriculture in the Seattle area for over fifteen years. During that time he has acquired an extensive knowledge of tree biology, climbing & rigging systems, ecosystems design & maintenance, & has become intimately familiar with the tree protection ordinances of most of our local municipalities. Douglas has been an ISA Certified Arborist since 2006 (PN-6116 A), and an ISA Certified Tree Risk Assessor since 2012. He has a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from The Evergreen State College & a master’s degree in creative writing from Goddard College. Douglas leans on his background as a writer to deliver clear, intelligent advice, based on facts, peer reviewed research & valuable personal experience.