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Area Arborist Receives Prestigious 'Arborist of the Year' Award

Kevin Bassett with a woodturning creation he made.

Published February 1, 1995 By THE WYLIE NEWS


Kevin Bassett, prominent local arborist for over 15 years, has received the coveted "Arborist of the Year" award from the International Society of Arboriculture, Texas Chapter for 1994. Kevin is a plant pathologist, and vice president of Arborilogical Services, Inc., a local area tree care company. He is a resident of Richardson and has earned this award by donating his time to the Texas Chapter of the I.S.A., as well as his personal achievements. He has been instrumental in planning and running the Texas Chapter I.S.A. Jamboree. (The Jamboree is a yearly event for tree climbers who compete against each other for the state championship). Kevin, himself, was third place champion in 1983 and placed 14th in the world in the International Jamboree that same year. Kevin has been on board of directors for the Texas Chapter I.S.A. for the past few years.

Bassett has a bachelors degree in plant pathology from Colorado State University and he is an I.S.A. Certified Arborist. He is also responsible for the certification of some of the other Texas arborists through the I.S.A.'s certification program.

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