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Francisco is a sweetheart. I was very sorry I wasn't home to visit w/him. Great job! ” - Patti N.

Arborists

Scott Dahlberg

Scott Dahlberg

Sales Manager

  • ISA Certified Arborist TX -3553A
  • Texas Oak Wilt Qualified TXOWQ-215
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified

Lively & fun, Scott is our resident extrovert! Scott has been working in the tree care industry since 2006, but was surrounded by landscape architecture and landscape maintenance all of his life, as his father is a landscape architect. Scott is certified as an Arborist by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and also has a B.A. in Advertising from SMU.

  • Loves people and helping clients with their trees.
  • Great team player

Chris Becherer

Chris Becherer

Arborist

  • ISA Certified Arborist TX-1353A
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified

Chris graduated from the College of Forestry at Stephen F. Austin State University in 1993. After spending two years with the United States Forest Service on the Tahoe National Forest, Chris turned his attention to consulting forestry in Houston , TX. While in Houston, he helped large forest owners optimize and care for their trees.

In 2005, Chris became an ISA Certified Arborist and has been helping clients in the DFW area ever since. Chris enjoys meeting, educating, and helping clients with all of their tree care issues.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys spending time with his two girls, fishing, softball, and traveling.


Cory Herpel

Cory Herpel

Arborist

  • ISA Certified Arborist TX-3753A
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified
  • Texas Oak Wilt Qualified TOWQ 200
  • TDA Certified Pesticide Applicator 606665

Cory grew up in El Paso, TX before moving to Lubbock to attend Texas Tech University. He received his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Conservation of Natural Resources in 2004 and then obtained his Master of Science in Horticulture in 2006. Cory has spent his entire career in the green industry and been a Certified Arborist serving the DFW metroplex since 2010.

In his spare time Cory enjoys spending time with his family, going to the lake, hunting, and riding motorcycles.


Getth Nelson

Getth Nelson

Arborist

  • ISA Certified Arborist TX-4050A
  • Texas Oak Wilt Qualified TXOWQ – 230

Getth began his career in the green industry as a landscape foreman before moving into design. With a passion for trees, he decided to pursue a career in tree care and began to study arboriculture. In 2013 he became a Texas Certified Arborist and has been helping to diagnose, heal and maintain trees ever since. He will be covering our Tarrant County area.

Getth enjoys backpacking, rural camping, mountain biking, and is an overall nature enthusiast. He also loves gardening.


Micah Pace

Micah Pace

Arborist

  • ISA Certified Arborist TX-3752
  • Professional Urban Forester
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified

He comes to Preservation with a wealth of urban forestry and arboricultural knowledge and experience. He served as the Dallas Regional Urban Forester with the Texas Forest Service since 2009. He worked for the State of Florida Forest Service for 6 years prior to moving to Dallas where he served as the South Florida Cooperative Forestry Assistance Coordinator. Micah holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Natural Resource Management from The Ohio State University and a Master’s of Science in Forestry from the University of Maine. Micah also worked for the Peace Corps in Ecuador, South America after college. His extensive education and diversity of experiences make Micah a great addition to the PTS team.


Benji Russell

Benji Russell

Arborist

  • ISA Certified Arborist TX-4538A
  • ISA Member
  • TNLA Member

Benji is a proud native Texan who has been in the horticultural industry for over 25 years. His experience began in nursery and garden plants and evolved into growing facilities and tree farms including one of the largest tree growers in the nation. Benji brings a unique perspective with his horticulture knowledge as well as extensive sales background to Preservation. He is an ISA certified arborist who never met a stranger when it comes to talking trees! When he isn’t gardening, he enjoys the outdoors, fishing, sports and spending time with his family.


Chad Simmons

Chad Simmons

Arborist

  • ISA Certified Arborist TX-3676A
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified
  • ISA Texas Wildfire Risk Reduction Qualification
  • Texas Oak Wilt Qualified TXOWQ – 264
  • American Society of Consulting Arborists - RCA #697

Chad grew up in Idaho, enjoying the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem as his playground. He joined Preservation Tree Services in 2009 after a lucrative career as nursery grower and environmental land manager. He holds a a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Science Fish & Wildlife from Montana State University. He is a member of the American Society of Consulting Arborists. The diverse education and previous work experience make Chad a keystone team player.


Kenneth Smith

Kenneth Smith

Arborist

  • ISA Certified Arborist TX-3355AT
  • TCIA Ground Operation Specialist
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified
  • Texas Oak Wilt Qualified TXOWQ - 291

Ken has been an ISA Certified Arborist since 2005 and an ISA Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist since 2009. He has worked in the tree care industry for more 13 years and has been with Preservation Tree for the past 7 years. He is passionate about organic tree care. Ken finds great satisfaction in helping clients with their trees and landscapes to coexist within our ever changing urban environment.

  • Literally and figuratively, climbed the ranks!
  • Friendly personality, hands on approach, and excels in customer service.