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About Specimen Tree

Specimen Tree is an arboricultural resource for commercial tree care companies as well as individual land owners. Specimen Tree is not a tree pruning or tree removal company; we are a health care provider and general arboricultural consultants.

Commercial Tree Care

Specimen Tree provides a full host of plant health care services to your clients at a wholesale value to you. Representing your company we can apply fertilizers, bio-root stimulants, growth regulators, and pesticides. We can also act as your consulting arborist representing your company at every step. We record and maintain all Department of Agriculture documentation. We provide in house training seminars for your staff (low cost way of getting those ISA CEU credits.) We carry both general liability and workman’s compensation insurance so you don’t have to additionally insure us. The commercial tree company is our biggest client and we want to tailor a program for your needs from a simple referral to a complete Plant Health Care department. Through contracts we assure you client exclusivity and non-disclosure based on negotiated terms. We are never your competition because we don’t prune or remove trees. Your success is our success; contact Rob to schedule an initial meeting to see if we are the right fit for your business.

Home Owners and Individual Private Property Owners

We like to call you tree stewards because you have accepted responsibility for the care and safety of a tree. Do you think your tree is sick? Do you think you may have a tree at risk of falling? Then this is the place for you. When you hire us directly you can be assured that we have your interests because we do not prune or remove trees. We ask that you engage us as consultants and at the end of the consultation you are left with a prescription. You get to choose who and when services are provided if indeed they are needed at all.

Our People

Rob Swanson – Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
President of Specimen Tree, LLC

The founder, Rob Swanson, has been a practicing arborist since 1989 and has been a certified arborist since 1992. The International Society of Arboriculture (known as the ISA) grants certification based on general and specific knowledge of tree biology, tree identification, plant health care, the effects of tree pruning, and finally field practice. ISA certification lasts for three years at which time renewal is made available if the arborist has completed at least 30 hours of continuing education over the three year period. Rob was one of the first to be certified in the south and has maintained continuous certification. In addition to meeting the basic qualifications, Rob has gone on to gain one of the ISA’s newest credentials, the Tree Risk Assessor Qualification (known as TRAQ.) This qualification ensures that tree risk assessments are conducted using the most current information available and that the holder is considered a subject matter expert. Rob has also been accepted as a subject matter expert in arboriculture by Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, Forsyth, Gwinnett, and Cherokee county courts as well as the State Supreme Court presenting as an expert witness. Rob lectures on arboricultural topics hosted by the Georgia Tree Council, The Georgia Agricultural Extension Service, The Georgia Forestry Commission, The Georgia Arborist Association, Emory University, Gwinnett Technical Institute, and the University of Georgia.

Susan Swanson – Masters of Science in Decision Science
Co-owner of Specimen Tree, LLC

Susan is an expert in communication with over 25 years of experience in critical decision analysis. Her strong suites are in research and public perception. She can help our commercial clients identify operational strengths, customer perceptions, and marketing opportunities. Through the development of qualitative surveys in conjunction with website analytics and stake holder interviews Susan uses advanced statistical analysis to produce actionable results. Susan is also responsible for company wide production scheduling.

Specimen Tree is located in Sandy Springs Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. We service all areas of Metro Atlanta.
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