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:QualificationExpiration
WadePowellTXWRRQ-0001December 31, 2022
Kari HinesTXWRRQ-0002December 31, 2022
Mark KroezeTXWRRQ-0003December 31, 2022
AustinRebeccaJohnsonrebecca@arborholic.com5127301274TXWRRQ-0004December 31, 2022
ReneeBurksTXWRRQ-0005December 31, 2022
BillGreenTXWRRQ-0006December 31, 2022
PaulJohnsonTXWRRQ-0007December 31, 2022
MonicaSignhaniaTXWRRQ-0008December 31, 2022
MikeSillsTXWRRQ-0009December 31, 2022
DanielLewisTXWRRQ-0010December 31, 2022
AprilRoseTXWRRQ-0011December 31, 2022
RicciStrayhornTXWRRQ-0012December 31, 2022
KyleJeffHeaterjeffheater@me.com5122846472TXWRRQ-0013December 31, 2022
WaskomAngelaSimpsonangela@treehealthlady.com9034070329TXWRRQ-0014December 31, 2022
San AntonioPeterDavisinvanmed@sbcglobal.net2102794724TXWRRQ-0015December 31, 2022
EricaSwensonTXWRRQ-0016December 31, 2022
San AntonioDavidVaughanettertree@sbcglobal.net2108675612TXWRRQ-0017December 31, 2022
Round RockLeeEvanslee@certifiedarborcare.net5122033770TXWRRQ-0018December 31, 2022
Round RockNathanAbbottnathan@certifiedarborcare.net5127059066TXWRRQ-0019December 31, 2022
AustinTimBrosnantim@brosnantree.com5126536278TXWRRQ-0020December 31, 2022
ClayBalesTXWRRQ-0021December 31, 2022
BoerneKevinBelterkevin@arborcareandconsulting.com2102796969TXWRRQ-0022December 31, 2022
HamelBradTXWRRQ-0023December 31, 2022
JenniferHrobarTXWRRQ-0024December 31, 2022
AustinTheodoreRobinsonted@austintreeexperts.com5126346565TXWRRQ-0025December 31, 2022
San AntonioJustinHorwathjustin@treewisemen.net2104859134TXWRRQ-0026December 31, 2023
AustinScottGeorgeaustinbeautifultrees@gmail.com5125877764TXWRRQ-0027December 31, 2023
Cedar ParkJarrettLattajarrett.latta@gmail.com9363661171TXWRRQ-0028December 31, 2023
Horseshoe BayJohnWalterswaltersjk3@hotmail.com2103361711TXWRRQ-0029December 31, 2023
DallasChadSimmonschads@preservationtree.com9729551317TXWRRQ-0030December 31, 2023
SusanHensonTXWRRQ-0031December 31, 2023
RickRankinTXWRRQ-0032December 31, 2023
KerrvilleKarenRockoffklrockoff@yahoo.com8309550304TXWRRQ-0033December 31, 2023
AustinMarkMannmark.mann@davey.com5128281358TXWRRQ-0034December 31, 2023
AustinJamesBurtchelljames@arboristaustin.com5129134473TXWRRQ-0035December 31, 2023
WillBoettnerTXWRRQ-0036December 31, 2023
AustinVincent DebrockVincent@txheritagetreecare.com5129218452TXWRRQ-0037December 31, 2023
AustinNevic Donnellytexastreecare@hotmail.com(512) 922-7058TXWRRQ-0038December 31, 2023
KristenNewmanTXWRRQ-0039December 31, 2023
MattWeaverTXWRRQ-0040December 31, 2023
NinaAlexanderTXWRRQ-0041December 31, 2023
SamMcCalipTXWRRQ-0042December 31, 2023
Nick HarrisonTXWRRQ-0043December 31, 2023
Gretchen RileyTXWRRQ-0044December 31, 2023
AustinMarkusSmithmarkus@justtrees.com5124678733TXWRRQ-0045December 31, 2023
LoganScherschelTXWRRQ-0046December 31, 2023
MickeyMerrittTXWRRQ-0047December 31, 2023
San AntonioScottAndersonscotta@urbansoiltx.com2102406249TXWRRQ-0048March 29, 2024
AustinZacharyAnthonyzda92@hotmail.comTXWRRQ-0049March 29, 2024
AustinNicholasArthurnicholas@txheritagetreecare.com5129929194TXWRRQ-0050March 29, 2024
AustinMarkBakermark.baker@austintexas.gov512-974-6433TXWRRQ-0051March 29, 2024
San AntonioMarkBirdmark.bird@sanantonio.gov210-207-0278TXWRRQ-0052March 29, 2024
RachelBrewsterrrbrew@gmail.comTXWRRQ-0053March 29, 2024
JeremyBurkesjeremy.burkes@houstontx.govTXWRRQ-0054March 29, 2024
BoerneTylerBurketttyler@burkettarborcare.com2106859621TXWRRQ-0055March 29, 2024
AustinBrentCassensbrent.cassens@austintexas.gov512-974-4204TXWRRQ-0056March 29, 2024
AustinKymberliHerronkymberli.herron@gmail.com512-801-8352TXWRRQ-0057March 29, 2024
ArmandoCortezarmando.trees@gmail.comTXWRRQ-0058March 29, 2024
SuzannahDesRochessuzannah.desroches@austintexas.govTXWRRQ-0059March 29, 2024
New BraunfelsJessDivinjess.divin@gmail.com(830)7438733TXWRRQ-0060March 29, 2024
AustinUlicesJimenez Ponceujimenez77@yahoo.com5128480731TXWRRQ-0062March 29, 2024
AustinJeovannyMedinajeovanny@txheritagetreecare.comTXWRRQ-0063March 29, 2024
AustinDavidMichaeldavid.michael@austintexas.gov512-922-7996TXWRRQ-0064March 29, 2024
AustinJakeMitchelljake@txheritagetreecare.com512-970-9519TXWRRQ-0065March 29, 2024
CypressGaryO'Neiltreeguy552001@yahoo.com281-881-8387TXWRRQ-0066March 29, 2024
DavidRowleyTXWRRQ-0067March 29, 2024
AustinCarlSchattenbergcarl.schattenberg@austinenergy.com512-801-4997TXWRRQ-0068March 29, 2024
AustinKirstenSchneiderkirsten.schneider@austintexas.gov512-964-9573TXWRRQ-0069March 29, 2024
New BraunfelsJohnnySevierjohn@treeexpert.com8306294444TXWRRQ-0070March 29, 2024
AUSTINShannonSlivinskesslivinske@gmail.com5123549999TXWRRQ-0071March 29, 2024
Johnson CityKevinSwaffordkevinswafford5@gmail.com5126801784TXWRRQ-0072March 29, 2024
KnoxvilleDavidVandergriffgriffarbor@gmail.com865-705-4983TXWRRQ-0073March 29, 2024
HoustonFriedrichVon Schenkfvonschenk@comcast.net7138519410TXWRRQ-0074March 29, 2024