About Russ Carlson, RCA, BCMA

Tree Tech Consulting was created by Russell E. Carlson, with his idea to share his knowledge and expertise with his clients and among other arborists worldwide, and create a great network in the process. Russ Carlson is a highly skilled Registered Consulting Arborist (ASCA) and Board Certified Master Arborist (ISA), and is licensed in Maryland and New Jersey. He has a background of 16 years in forestry and commercial arboriculture, and more than 28 years as an independent consultant. Russ has extensive experience in diagnosing tree-related problems. He specializes in tree risk assessment and management, forensic investigation and reconstruction of tree failures, tree and landscape appraisal and valuations, problem diagnosis, tree management on construction sites, and site assessments and planning. He has worked on numerous litigation cases for both plaintiff and defense, and has testified in court many times. Russ spent 15 years with Bartlett Tree Experts, one of the oldest and largest commercial tree services. He worked in the field as groundsman and climber, later as an arborist and sales representative, eventually moving up to management positions. The training and experience prepared him well for his other career goal- consulting. In 1992, Russ started Tree Tech Consulting, and dedicated himself to providing the best technical consulting services in arboriculture. His multidisciplinary education and experience provide a strong base for his approach to solving his clients’s problems and finding answers to the difficult questions.

Russ has presented workshops, seminars, and lectures at various venues world-wide and served as an instructor at the American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA) Consulting Academy from 1997 through 2010, developing and teaching the Report Writing and the Forensic Investigations training modules for other arborists. He has been active in the arboriculture industry, serving on ISA, Penn-Del Chapter, and ASCA committees and boards, including strategic planning committees and the ISA governance committee. Russ also represented ISA on the Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers for eight years. Russ has been an active volunteer at the Tri-State Bird Rescue Clinic for 15 years. He enjoys birding, hiking, photography, and travel.

A.A.S. Forestry, Paul Smiths College, NY 1973
B.S. Resources Management, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, NY 1975

Professional Experience 
  • 1992-present: President/Owner, Tree Tech Consulting
  • 1978-1992: Arborist, sales representative, and local manager, F. A. Bartlett Tree Expert Co.
  • 1977-1978: Field production and tree climber, F. A. Bartlett Tree Expert Co.
  • 1976: Forestry Field Technician, Weyerhaeuser Company


  • 1992-present: President/Owner, Tree Tech Consulting
  • ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist #354
  • ISA Board Certified Master Arborist PD-0008B
  • Court qualified expert witness; Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New
  • Maryland Licensed Tree Expert
  • New Jersey Licensed Tree Expert


Get In Touch!

(302) 832-1911 E-mail: rcarlson@tree-tech.com