Daniel Laine is the staff Arborist. He has a degree in Forestry from Va Tech and has 20 years of experience in the tree care industry and 22 years as a member of the United States Army Reserves. He is a Certified Arborist, a Certified Tree Care Safety Professional, and has an Applicator’s Certification by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. He regularly attends seminars and conferences to stay on the cutting edge of Arboriculture and to maintain his certifications. Over the course of his career, he has held the position of Tree Climber, Tree Crew Foreman, Integrated Pest Management Specialist, Sales Arborist, Safety Manager, and General Manager for some of the top tree care companies in Tennessee. He has partnered with regional universities to create internship programs and helped establish, and taught for two semesters, the tree climbing portion of the Urban Forestry class at the University of Tennessee. He has participated for seven years in the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council’s Tree Climbing Competition as both a competitor and a judge. He is highly skilled in multiple methods of rope and saddle tree climbing, rope and rigging techniques. He uses advanced tree felling techniques that employ multiple levels of safety back-ups to ensure that any tree removal operations are done in a safe and precise manner. His knowledge of insect and disease issues along with his professional approach to tree care have been instrumental in the continual recovery from the Gatlinburg wild fires and ensuring the health of our trees for future generations.