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Consulting Arborists/Plant Pathologists

A plant pathologist is trained to interpret and diagnose the structural and functional changes caused by diseases and environmental issues in plant and tree tissues. If you suspect your trees 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 Pathologist, Russell Peters.

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

Consulting/Certified Arborists

Arborilogical Services® currently employs eleven International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborists, most have a degree in forestry, horticulture, or plant pathology. You can be confident that our arborists 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

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

Mr. Kevin Bassett, Plant Pathologist & Certified Consulting Arborist

Mr. Kevin Bassett

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

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

Mr. Russell Peters

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

Ms. Sarah Sours, Certified Consulting Arborist

Ms. Sarah Sours

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


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

Mr. Damond Compton

Consulting Arborist
B.S., Stephen F. Austin State Uni.- Forestry
ISA Certified Arborist #TX 3259A
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SA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified (TRAQ)
Licensed Commercial Pesticide Applicator
Valued staff member since 2003

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

Mr. Chris Brewer

Consulting Arborist
ISA Certified Arborist #FL 1275A
Expert Tree Climber
TCIA Safety Certified and Company Safety Officer
Valued
 staff member since 2004

 

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

Mr. Ben Thomas

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

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

Mr. Bryan Adkins

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

Mr. Jonathan Cardenas, Certified Consulting Arborist

Mr. Jonathan Cardenas

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



Ms. Sherry Fabricant

Consulting Arborist
M.L.A., Uni. of Texas at Arlington- Landscape Architecture 
ISA Certified Arborist #TX 4631A
Native Landscape Certified, NPSOT
Valued staff member since 2019

Mr. Thomas Strawn

Consulting Arborist
M.S., Mississippi State University- Environmental Geoscience
M.A.' Western Governors University - Chemistry Education
B.S., Texas A&M- Texarkana- Biology
ISA Certified Arborist #TX 4760A
Valued staff member since 2021

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 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 Texas 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
Award winner in prior Texas Tree Climbing Competition
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
Eleven-time 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
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
Texas Tree Climbing Champion (2007) 
Valued staff member since 2005 

Mr. Arturo Ibarra, Crew Foreman & Expert Tree Climber

Mr. Arturo Ibarra

Crew Foreman
Expert Tree Climber
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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