Tesner Becomes Town's First Certified Arborist

Charles Tesner, an employee with the Town's Public Works Department since 2015, has become the first ISA Certified Arborist to be employed by the Town. Tesner has worked in the agricultural and horticultural industry previously, with experience in a private landscaping firm as well as with the Biltmore Estate. The designation of Certified Arborist denotes that the individual is "trained and knowledgeable in all aspects of arboriculture, and specifies an adherence to the ISA Code of Ethics". This certification is achieved through three or more years of full-time, eligible, practical work experience, application approval, and passing the ISA arborist examination.

Tesner's arboriculture experience and knowledge helps ensure that the Town's Tree Protection Ordinance is administered fairly and competently. Tesner is now conducting tree inspections for the Town, and these are currently being scheduled for Thursdays. If you would like to schedule a tree inspection, please contact the Town Hall or follow this link to submit a request online.

For more information regarding the ISA Credentialed Arborist program, please click here. For more information on the Town's Tree Protection Ordinance and tree removal guidelines, please follow this link.