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Consulting Arborists/Plant Pathologists

A plant pathologist is trained to interpret and diagnose the structural and functional changes cause by diseases in plant or tree tissues. If you suspect your trees may have a health issue, it may be beneficial to have a plant pathologist or consulting arborist provide a health inspection. Since our inception, our consulting arborists have received training from our company founder and Plant Pathologist, Kevin Bassett, and our additional Plant Pathologists, Russell Peters, and Dr. Greg Church.

Mr. Kevin Bassett, Plant Pathologist & Certified Consulting Arborist

Mr. Kevin Bassett

B.S., Colorado State University - Plant Pathology
ISA Certified Arborist #TX 0100-0692
Consulting Arborist
Valued staff member since 1981

Mr. Russell Peters, Plant Pathologist & Board Certified Master Consulting Arborist

Mr. Russell Peters

M.S., Texas A&M University - Plant Pathology 
B.S., Texas Tech University - Horticulture 
ISA Board Certified Master Arborist #TX 0112
Consulting Arborist
Valued staff member since 1996

Dr. Greg Church, Plant Pathologist, Certified Professional Horticulturist & Consulting Arborist

Dr. Greg Church

Ph.D., Texas A&M University - Plant Pathology
Certified Professional Horticulturist #30060
Commercial Licensed Pesticide Applicator #59642
Consulting Arborist
Valued staff member since 2017

Consulting/Certified Arborists

Arborilogical employs twelve International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborists, most all of which have a degree in forestry, horticulture or plant pathology. You can be confident that each of our staff members are formally educated and have a high degree of industry knowledge as well as experience. This translates to well educated clients that understand their trees and how to properly care for them. Our consulting arborist group coupled with other formally trained staff and managers, allows us to provide high quality tree care services.

 Steve Houser, Owner & Certified Consulting Arborist

Mr. Steve Houser

President - Semi Retired - Management Advisor 
ISA Certified Arborist #TX 0107
Consulting Arborist
Expert Tree Climber
Valued staff member since 1981

Mr. Kevin Bassett, Plant Pathologist & Certified Consulting Arborist

Mr. Kevin Bassett

B.S., Colorado State University - Plant Pathology
ISA Certified Arborist #TX 0100-0692
Consulting Arborist
Expert Tree Climber
Valued staff member since 1981

Mr. Russell Peters, Plant Pathologist & Board Certified Master Consulting Arborist

Mr. Russell Peters

M.S., Texas A&M University - Plant Pathology 
B.S., Texas Tech University - Horticulture 
ISA Board Certified Master Arborist #TX BCMA 0112
Consulting Arborist
Valued staff member since 1996

Mr. Bill Seaman, Degreed Horticulturist & Certified Consulting Arborist

Mr. Bill Seaman

B.S., Texas Tech University - Horticulture 
ISA Certified Arborist #TX 1153
Consulting Arborist
V
alued staff member since 1999

Ms. Sarah Sours, Certified Consulting Arborist

Ms. Sarah Sours

B.S., Mississippi State University - Forest Management
ISA Certified Arborist #TX 1322
Consulting Arborist
Valued staff member since 2002

Mr. Damond Compton, Certified Consulting Arborist & Licensed Commercial Pesticide Applicator

Mr. Damond Compton

B.S., Stephen F. Austin State University - Forest Management
ISA Certified Arborist
Consulting Arborist
Licensed Commercial Pesticide Applicator

Valued staff member since 2003

Mr. Chris Brewer, TCIA Certified Safety Officer & Certified Consulting Arborist

Mr. Chris Brewer

ISA Certified Arborist #FL 1275A
TCIA Certified Safety
Expert Tree Climber

Company Safety Officer
Valued
staff member since 2004

Mr. Ben Thomas, Certified Consulting Arborist & ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified

Mr. Ben Thomas

B.S., Iowa State University - Urban Forestry
ISA Certified Arborist #TX 3422A
ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified (TRAQ)
Consulting Arborist
Valued staff member since 2005

Mr. John Groschke, Certified Consulting Arborist

Mr. John Groschke

B.S., Stephen F. Austin State University - Forestry
ISA Certified Arborist #TX 3723A
Consulting Arborist
Valued staff member since 2013

Mr. Bryan Adkins, Certified Consulting Arborist & ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified

Mr. Bryan Adkins

B.S., Stephen F. Austin State University - Forestry
ISA Certified Arborist #TX 3312A 
ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified (TRAQ)
Consulting Arborist
Valued staff member since 2014

Mr. Jonathan Cardinas, Certified Consulting Arborist

Mr. Jonathan Cardinas

ISA Certified Arborist #WE 4333A
Consulting Arborist
Valued staff member since 2016

Crew Leaders/Tree Climbers

Mr. Onecimo Carlos, Production Management Advisor & Expert Tree Climber

Mr. Onecimo Carlos

Production Management Advisor
Expert Tree Climber
Valued staff member since 1983

Mr. Nicolas Martinez, Production Manager & Expert Tree Climber

Mr. Nicolas Martinez

Production Manager
Expert Tree Climber
Four-Time State of Texas Tree Climbing Champion (1996, 2000, 2003, 2005)
Valued staff member since 1992

Mr. David Ruiz, Assistant Production Manager, Crew Foreman, & Expert Tree Climber

Mr. David Ruiz

Assistant Production Manager
Crew Foreman
Expert Tree Climber
Award Winner in Many State Tree Climbing Competitions 
Valued staff member since 2002

Mr. Martin Carlos, Crew Foreman & Expert Tree Climber

Mr. Martin Carlos

Crew Foreman
Expert Tree Climber
Valued staff member since 1994

Ms. Jose Navarro, Crew Foreman & Expert Tree Climber

Mr. Jose Navarro

Crew Foreman
Expert Tree Climber
Prior Texas Tree Climbing Competition Award Winner 
Valued staff member since 1995

Mr. Gustavo Salmeron, Crew Foreman & Expert Tree Climber

Mr. Gustavo Salmeron

Crew Foreman
Expert Tree Climber
Valued staff member since 1996

Mr. Miguel Pastenes, Crew Foreman & Expert Tree Climber

Mr. Miguel Pastenes

Crew Foreman
Expert Tree Climber
Nine-Time State of Texas Tree Climbing Champion
North American Tree Climbing Champion (2015)
Valued staff member since 2002

Mr. Vicente Pena Molina, Crew Foreman & Expert Tree Climber

Mr. Vicente Pena Molina

Crew Foreman
Expert Tree Climber
State of Texas Tree Climbing Champion (2014)
Valued staff member since 2005

Mr. Vicente Navarro, Crew Foreman & Expert Tree Climber

Mr. Vicente Navarro

Crew Foreman
Expert Tree Climber
State of Texas Tree Climbing Champion (2007) 
Valued staff member since 2005 

Mr. Arturo Ibarra, Crew Foreman & Expert Tree Climber

Mr. Arturo Ibarra

Crew Foreman
Tree Climbing Expert
Valued staff member since 2009

Managers

Ms. Lisa Pennington, General Manager

Ms. Lisa Pennington

General Manager
Valued staff member since 2005

Ms. Kirbie Houser, Assistant General Manager

Ms. Kirbie Houser

Assistant General Manager
Valued staff member since 2009

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