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Our career arborists have a passion for the industry assuring customers the finest in quality work and safety.

Michael Roche

MichaelOwner - President - Certified Arborist
Michael has worked with trees for all of his adult life.

Michael graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in Forestry in 1982, and began working in the field right after. Other than a short hiatus in the mid-1980's, Michael has been an arborist for over 24 years, and is regarded as on of the most knowledgable tree care providers in the state of Vermont.

Michael became partner of Vermont Arborists in 1988, and sole owner in 1990. He is Certified by the International Society of Arborists, is a Vermont Certified Pesticide Applicator and is a member of the Tree Care Industry Association. He occasionally writes for Tree Care Industry Magazine where he researches and writes technical tree care articles or writes about his experiences in the field. An experienced climber and machinery operator, Michael now spends most of his days running the company. His major tasks are talking to clients about how to make their trees and property look their best, organizing schedules, and finding the best people for the company.

Jamie Hoffman

Jamie Hoffman

Foreman - Climber - Certified Arborist
Jamie has been with Vermont Arborists for over 10 years.

Jamie is a Vermont Certified Pesticide Applicator and a certified arborist (NE#6680A) through the International Society of Arboricuture.  He provides leadership to our newer crew members, and can climb any tree and perform all necessary tasks- from pruning, to cabling, to hazardous removals and the operation of heavy equiptment.  He has a good working knowledge of trees and an eye for detail.  If Michael cannot make it to your house to give you a quote, you will most often see Jamie.  We are confident you will find yourself in good hands.


Jeff Spear

jeffClimber - Certified Arborist
Jeff Spear is a second generation arborist with eight years of professional experience under his belt.

Jeff is a certified climbing specialist and has been an ISA certified arborist since 2013.  Jeff’s passion for trees is evident in the meticulous way he approaches everything from pruning to technical cabling. When he isn’t in a tree, you can find him looking up the latest techniques, tools, and safety methods on youtube.com.  Not only does this research help him to stay current with the latest tree industry trends- it also helps him hide from the fact that, outside of tree work, and spending time with his fantastic and stunning fiance, Sydney- Jeff has no life.


Andy Book

Andy BookClimber - Certified Arborist
Andy obtained his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont in Forestry in 2007, and has been working in the tree care industry for the past 8 years.  

While working for a small, family owned company in Massachusetts Andy learned various aspects of arboriculture including tree climbing, cabling and bracing, pruning, hazardous removals, equipment operation, shrub pruning, planting, and Integrated Pest Management. He has his Massachusetts Pesticide Applicators license (36408), is an ISA Certified Arborist (NE-6771A), as well as a Massachusetts Certified Arborist (2467).  

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