Derek Williams, ISA Certified Arborist
Territory and Services:
Derek operates out of SavATree’s Afton, MN branch. He provides expert tree and lawn care to clients in St. Paul, Falcon Heights, Little Canada, and Maplewood, MN. Derek and the team are highly trained to treat tree, shrub, lawn and insect conditions unique to the landscape of the greater Saint Paul area. Some popular services that he provides to his clients include tree pruning, tree removal, tree and lawn fertilization, lawn and tree disease management, organic lawn care, lawn seeding, lawn aeration, weed control, pest and insect management include organic tick and mosquito treatments, shrub and hedge trimming and deer repellents. Derek also deeply cares about providing the best possible customer service experience to each client he serves. If you would like a certified arborist to come out to your property, reach out to our Afton office today and schedule your free assessment.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (651) 964-4001
Derek brings over 21 years of vegetation management experience. He began his arboriculture career in 1998 as a manual climber for a national company and eventually moved on to spend the last 15+ years in management as an ISA Certified Arborist General Forman at a national tree company specializing in residential and commercial vegetation management for utilities. He has a deep understanding of power lines and the intricacies involved in the removal and pruning of trees and shrubs near and around electrified lines.
Derek earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Biology from Augsburg University.
Industry Involvement, Awards and Certifications:
- ISA Certified Arborist
- ISA Utility Specialist
- ISA Climbing Specialist
Derek grew up in the country and spent most of his time exploring the fields and forests near his childhood home in Stacy, MN. He loves spending time outdoors with his wife and two children, especially four-wheeling, climbing, fishing, and boating.
Why He Became An Arborist:
“I became an arborist because of my deep appreciation for trees and nature, and so that I could play a role in protecting and preserving nature’s bounty.”
Customer Service Philosophy:
“My number one priority is to understand the goals and objectives of my clients and to make sure they feel empowered, informed, and delighted.”