Wildfire Risk Reduction Qualified Arborists

While the Wildland Urban Interface, where the natural environment and communities meet, is a haven for those who want to live among nature, it is also a wildfire environment. Research tells us that the majority of homes ignite during a wildfire as a result of embers or small flames. There are steps that homeowners can take to reduce the risk, with the most important efforts occurring on and immediately around the home.​  Homes can be made more fire resistant by maintaining and modifying vegetation in the landscape, and by addressing vulnerabilities of a home’s construction. These practices can be applied on an individual’s property or on a larger scale to protect a subdivision or community.

The list below has the names of all those individuals who are ISA Certified Arborists and have taken the course on the reduction of wildfire risk to homes, property, and natural areas. The course is offered by the Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) in collaboration with the Texas Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISAT). In 2016, the course was upgraded to include an assessment (test) in addition to attending the course. These Certified Arborists are now known as Wildfire Risk Reduction Qualified (WRRQ).

The Wildfire Risk Reduction Qualification (WRRQ) signifies that the individual arborist was an ISA Certified Arborist when they took the course and has received special training on the reduction of wildfire risk to homes, property, and natural areas.

To learn more about preparing for wildfires, please visit https://tfsweb.tamu.edu/PrepareYourHomeforWildfire

Location:First Name:Last Name:Email:Phone:ExpirationQualification
AustinWadePowellwade.powell@traviscountytx.gov 8177137568December 31, 2022TXWRRQ-0001
La GrangeDanielLewisdlewis@tfs.tamu.edu9793248416December 31, 2022TXWRRQ-00010
AustinAprilRoseapril.rose@austintexas.gov5129741881December 31, 2022TXWRRQ-00011
Round RockRicciStrayhornrstrayhorn@roundrocktexas.gov5128017391December 31, 2022TXWRRQ-00012
HoustonEricaSwensonerica.swenson@txdot.gov5124971187December 31, 2022TXWRRQ-00016
San AntonioDavidVaughanettertree@sbcglobal.net2108675612December 31, 2022TXWRRQ-00017
BastropKari Hineskhines@tfs.tamu.edu5123750354December 31, 2022TXWRRQ-0002
San AntonioMark Kroezemkroeze@tfs.tamu.edu2108599253December 31, 2022TXWRRQ-0003
AustinRebeccaJohnsonrebecca@arborholic.com5127301274December 31, 2022TXWRRQ-0004
HamiltonReneeBurksrburks@tfs.tamu.edu2543863361December 31, 2022TXWRRQ-0005
KingsvilleBillGreenbgreen@tfs.tamu.edu9563738543December 31, 2022TXWRRQ-0006
AustinPaulJohnsonpjohnson@tfs.tamu.edu2102890815December 31, 2022TXWRRQ-0007
HoustonMonicaSignhaniamsignhania@tfs.tamu.edu7136888932December 31, 2022TXWRRQ-0008
DallasMikeSillsmsills@tfs.tamu.edu2143848673December 31, 2022TXWRRQ-0009
KyleJeffHeaterjeffheater@me.com5122846472December 31, 2022TXWRRQ-0013
WaskomAngelaSimpsonangela@treehealthlady.com9034070329December 31, 2022TXWRRQ-0014
San AntonioPeterDavisinvanmed@sbcglobal.net2102794724December 31, 2022TXWRRQ-0015
Round RockLeeEvanslee@certifiedarborcare.net5122033770December 31, 2022TXWRRQ-0018
Round RockNathanAbbottnathan@certifiedarborcare.net5127059066December 31, 2022TXWRRQ-0019
AustinTimBrosnantim@brosnantree.com5126536278December 31, 2022TXWRRQ-0020
AusitnClayBalesbbales@tfs.tamu.edu5123393772December 31, 2022TXWRRQ-0021
BoerneKevinBelterkevin@arborcareandconsulting.com2102796969December 31, 2022TXWRRQ-0022
AustinHamelBradbhamel@tfs.tamu.edu5129544056December 31, 2022TXWRRQ-0023
Round RockJenniferHrobarjhrobar@hotmail.com5127316928December 31, 2022TXWRRQ-0024
AustinTheodoreRobinsonted@austintreeexperts.com5126346565December 31, 2022TXWRRQ-0025
San AntonioJustinHorwathjustin@treewisemen.net2104859134December 31, 2023TXWRRQ-0026
AustinScottGeorgeaustinbeautifultrees@gmail.com5125877764December 31, 2023TXWRRQ-0027
Cedar ParkJarrettLattajarrett.latta@gmail.com9363661171December 31, 2023TXWRRQ-0028
Horseshoe BayJohnWalterswaltersjk3@hotmail.com2103361711December 31, 2023TXWRRQ-0029
DallasChadSimmonschads@preservationtree.com9729551317December 31, 2023TXWRRQ-0030
Grand PrairieSusanHensonshenson@gptx.org8175211308December 31, 2023TXWRRQ-0031
ConroeRickRankinrick.rankin@centerpointenergy.com7313051752December 31, 2023TXWRRQ-0032
KerrvilleKarenRockoffklrockoff@yahoo.com8309550304December 31, 2023TXWRRQ-0033
AustinMarkMannmark.mann@davey.com5128281358December 31, 2023TXWRRQ-0034
AustinJamesBurtchelljames@arboristaustin.com5129134473December 31, 2023TXWRRQ-0035
AustinWillBoettnerwillboettner@gmail.com5127639686December 31, 2023TXWRRQ-0036
AustinVincent DebrockVincent@txheritagetreecare.com5129218452December 31, 2023TXWRRQ-0037
AustinNevic Donnellytexastreecare@hotmail.com(512) 922-7058December 31, 2023TXWRRQ-0038
McGregorKristenNewmanknewman@tfs.tamu.edu(254) 218-2224December 31, 2023TXWRRQ-0039
HoustonMattWeavermweaver@tfs.tamu.edu(713) 688-8931December 31, 2023TXWRRQ-0040
AustinNinaAlexandernina.alexander@peci.com8308687155December 31, 2023TXWRRQ-0041
NacogdochesSamMcCalipsmccalip@tfs.tamu.edu(936) 564-9276December 31, 2023TXWRRQ-0042
Nick Harrisonnickhkayb@att.net(817) 559-2041December 31, 2023TXWRRQ-0043
College StationGretchen Rileygriley@tfs.tamu.edu(979) 458-7373December 31, 2023TXWRRQ-0044
AustinMarkusSmithmarkus@justtrees.com5124678733December 31, 2023TXWRRQ-0045
San AntonioLoganScherschellscherschel@tfs.tamu.edu(713) 688-8931December 31, 2023TXWRRQ-0046
AlpineMickeyMerrittmmerritt@tfs.tamu.edu(432) 386-8108December 31, 2023TXWRRQ-0047