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David Merriman

About David

David Merriman is a leading Colorado arborist and operates ArborScape, Inc.  He began work at the age of 10 with his father in Colorado, and now has more than 30 years of hands-on experience. He has studied horticulture at the University of Wyoming, Tarrant County Junior College, and Front Range Community College.

David specializes in common Colorado tree species such as ash and pine trees and his main area of research is the sub-field of urban arboriculture. He is one of six Colorado (as of 2018) Registered Consulting Arborists with the American Society of Consulting Arborists and is a past board member of the Rocky Mountain ISA.

I have been in the arboriculture field since the age of 10 starting in my father’s tree company. Previously to running my own business I was a landscape manager at Brightview (Valley Crest) Throughout my career I’ve been tasked with fighting dutch elm, mountain pine, IPS beetle, and now, emerald ash borer. I am a true enthusiast who is a board member of the non-profit, Colorado Tree Coalition, and a consulting arborist with the American Society of Consulting Arborists.

 

A Common-Sense Approach

With an understanding of how a tree fits into your long-term plans, Merriman creates your customized trimming or PHC plan.

 

Teaching and Mentoring

In 2008, David helped start a new program with the Jefferson County Workforce Center to train arborists. The curriculum included 13 weeks of classroom instruction combined with on-the-job training. The students were then placed with a private or public sector employer where they spend three hours in the classroom and 16-24 hours in the field.

In addition to designing ArborScape’s in-house apprentice and tree safety program, David Merriman devotes his time to working with at-risk youth. He hopes that by sharing a trade that has brought him so much, young people with few opportunities will have a better chance of contributing to their communities.

 

David’s Work with Clients

David takes a common-sense approach to help ArborScape’s clients. Understanding how a tree fits in its long-term plans guides his approach to creating a trimming or PHC plan. He manages some of ArborScape’s largest commercial tree service clients including; NREL, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the City of Aurora.

 

Licenses & Certifications

International Society of Arboriculture: Certified Arborist

American Society of Consulting Arborists: Registered Consulting Arborist

Off Topic Favorite Things to Do

During his free time, David enjoys ATVing, spending time with family, and reading.

ArborScape Services

David Merriman is a leading Colorado arborist and operates ArborScape, Inc.  He began work at the age of 10 with his father in Colorado, and now has more than 30 years of hands-on experience. David specializes in common Colorado tree species such as ash and pine trees and his main area of research is the sub-field of urban arboriculture. He is one of six Colorado (as of 2018) Registered Consulting Arborists with the American Society of Consulting Arborists and is a past board member of the Rocky Mountain ISA.

David founded and has been running one of Denver’s largest tree services since 1996. He uses his expertise as an Arborist to give his customers what they need to have healthy trees.

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ArborScape Wood Products

David wanted to make use of as much wood as possible so he started another company processing and selling wood that he cut down. He sells slabs for mantles, tables, and shelves, as well as finished products.

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