Scott D. Baker, RCA

Principal and Founder

Scott has worked with trees for over 45 years. His extensive experience spans commercial arboriculture, tree diagnosis, treehouses, zip lines, construction and building codes. Scott utilizes his past experience as a successful developer to help bridge the gap between development and tree protection. He has extensive knowledge of tree biology and has partnered with several international scientists to help implement new tools and techniques in an effort to advance the use of science and technology in arboriculture.

Scott is respected as a speaker and educator in tree diagnostics, tree preservation, and tree-supported structures, and is certified to teach the ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification course internationally. In 2018 he was awarded the International Society of Arboriculture Honorary Life Member award for his contributions to the industry.

Scott volunteers with the American Society of Consulting Arborists, including Tree Appraisal Certification Committee and others. Scott is an avid cyclist and has been a regular participant and supporter of the Tour des Trees – a 500+ mile annual bike ride to raise money for the TREE Fund (Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund). He enjoys skiing, sailing, and climbing of all kinds. And he LOVES being outdoors.


(Evergreen State College 1977)

Licenses and Certifications

  • ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist #414
  • ISA Board Certified Master Arborist PN-0670B
  • ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor (TRAQ) Instructor
  • Honorary Life Member, International Society of Arboriculture
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