Meet Our Team

Michael Guercin, Founder & President, Certified Arborist

Michael is a licensed tree expert with more than 30 years in the industry. He is an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certified arborist. He is also a member of the Tree Care Industry Association and holds a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from West Virginia University. Michael's commitment to the environment goes beyond the realm of his business. In addition to his active involvement in local industry groups, he is the co-founder of the Wisconsin Avenue Beautification Project, a revitalization effort in NW Washington D.C.

Matthew Madeira, Certified Arborist

Matthew is a certified arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture with 13 years of experience in tree care. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture from West Virginia University. He was an active member of the Plant and Soil Science Club and Organic Farming Research Project. He has a broad background in plant pathology, entomology and agronomy. Matt's area of expertise centers on working with our commercial and institutional clients.

Birdie Lynne Niner, Arborist & Landscape Designer

Birdie Lynne Niner graduated suma cum laude from Al A&M University in 1996 with a B.S.in Forest Science and Horticulture. She has worked in many areas of arboriculture over the last twenty years including research genetics, arthropod surveys, and landscape design. Birdie has experience related to private residences, embassies, and government agencies including the TVA, DOE, and USDA Forest Service. Additionally, Birdie is an active member of the Mycological Association of WDC.

The garden has NEVER looked better! I will hire them again. —Happy Customer in DC

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