Mr. Bill Seaman
Mr. Seaman joined the arborist staff at Arborilogical Services in 1999. He combines his arborist’s skills with his education and experience in horticulture and landscape architecture to provide for the care of newly planted trees to old and historic trees.
He caught the horticulture bug as a boy, watching his grandmother tend her flower and vegetable gardens. His own horticultural career began by working at a retail nursery and addressing the climate, soils, and limited water resources in San Angelo, Texas. Mr. Seaman relocated to Dallas in 1976 when he became the Director of Landscape Management at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, “that hospital on the north edge of Dallas”, at the time.
Mr. Seaman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in ornamental horticulture from Texas Tech University and later attended the graduate program in Landscape Architecture at The University of Texas at Arlington. While attending UTA, he taught two graduate-level classes in Landscape Plant Materials, as a teaching assistant, and was a research assistant, compiling landscape and tree preservation ordinances from throughout the United States. The compilation was later titled and published as Local Landscape Ordinances, by Gary O. Robinette.
As a Landscape Designer and Horticulturist, Mr. Seaman worked with noted Texas Landscape Architect, Rosa Finsely, designing and building gardens spanning the region from Denison to Laredo and Santa Fe to San Antonio. His projects have been featured in Southern Living Magazine and Metropolitan Home. Mr. Seaman has also written feature articles for D Home magazine and been a guest writer for Neil Sperry’s e-garden Newsletter. He has been a featured speaker on the preservation of trees and the use of native plants in urban landscapes at numerous annual conferences and symposiums, including the Native Plant Society of Texas, the National Urban Forest Council, the Texas Tree Conference, and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Research Center.
Over the years Mr. Seaman has been an active volunteer. He is a founding member and a current trustee, of the Texas Historic Tree Coalition, and has served on the board of the Texas Tree Trails. Mr. Seaman has been a volunteer for Friends of KATY Trail and has served on committees at the Dallas Arboretum.
When he is not caring for trees or volunteering, he enjoys traveling with his wife, spending time with his children and grandchildren, and learning more about Texas history.