Arboriculture is the art and science of tree care. It looks at the internal processes of trees and how they should be cared for accordingly. Modern arboriculture is about new and better ways to help trees stay healthy, safe and attractive. We provide an eco-friendly, artistic approach to expert tree care combining art, education and conservation using cutting edge tools and technology. We use our forestry and horticulture backgrounds to provide our customers with personalized care of their trees. Our holistic approach considers the life of the tree from the correct choice planting, the health and structure of the tree, to the sustainable use of wood products. All of our work is performed by Certified Arborists in accordance with industry standard (ANSI A-300) tree pruning guidelines.
Jason Messer has been taking care of trees in Portland since 1994. Jason has an AA in Forestry and has completed a Forestry internship in Germany. He began his professional career at the Hoyt Arboretum and began to work for mentor Stephen Peacock at Peacock tree preservation. In 2001 Jason started his own company.
I fell in love with trees and forests growing up in Colorado and playing in the mountains. I moved to Portland in 2011 and have been working with Jason at Madrone Modern Arboriculture since 2013. I obtained an AAS in Natural Resource Tech from Mount Hood Community College in 2014 and my ISA certification in 2015. I continue to study trees daily because, quite frankly, it's what I love!! I live in NE Portland with my wife and two kids. We keep a large fruit and vegetable garden and smiles on our faces. It's always been my dream to work for a company who's goal is to keep trees where they are and make sure that those that do come down are treated with respect.
Madrone Modern Employee Since June 2019