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About Us - Metropolitan Forestry Services

We love trees and have been providing expert tree care, landscaping and arboricultural consulting since 1976.

Our Team

At Metropolitan Forestry Services, we expect our employees to uphold the highest standards of quality in tree care.  We’re extremely proud and grateful for everyone at MFS that spends each day working to preserve nature by providing expert tree care, maintenance, and consultation services.

Interested in joining the MFS Team? Explore careers at Metropolitan Forestry Services.

Headshot of Dan Christie

Dan Christie

Founder
Headshot of Dan Christie

Dan Christie

Founder
Certifications & Affiliations
  • Registered Consulting Arborist #338 (ASCA)
  • Certified Forester #2156 (SAF)
  • President of the St. Louis Arborist Association
  • President of the St. Louis Landscape and Nurserymen’s Association
  • President of Midwest Chapter of International Society of Arboriculture
  • Board of Directors of the Tree Care Industry Association

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Meggan Hargrave

President & Owner

Meggan Hargrave

President & Owner
Certifications & Affiliations

Matthew Hargrave

Director of Operations

Matthew Hargrave

Director of Operations
Certifications & Affiliations
  • ISA Professional Member # 257588

Kevin Seger

Sales Arborist

Kevin Seger

Sales Arborist
Certifications & Affiliations
  • ISA Certified Arborist #3105A
  • Missouri Class 3 Commercial Applicator License
  • 26 Years in the Business
  • Past President and Vice-President of St. Louis Arborist Society
  • Consulted for St. Alban’s Golf Course
  • Consulted for Forest Club Golf Course

Keven grew up in the North County area. As the oldest of 3 boys in his family, he has been a leader all his life. He is fully committed to his work, spending his free time (when he’s not hunting or golfing) staying on top of current tree care scientific advancement and recommendations.

His honest approach to tree care ensures that all our clients are fully educated on the options available that are, first and foremost, in the best interest of your trees.

John Harvey

Plant Health Care Manager

John Harvey

Plant Health Care Manager
Certifications & Affiliations
  • ISA Certified Arborist
  • TCIA Certified Plant Health Care Technician
  • Certified Missouri Commercial Pesticide Applicator

Growing up in rural Missouri, John’s interest in the outdoors and passion for the green industry started at early age. He loves the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and eagle watching at his river property in Foley, MO with his wife, Laura, 4 daughters, son, and 4 grandsons, who are the joy of his life.

Favorite Tree:

Majestic Old Beech with it’s slick silver bark and sprawling root flares and crowns

Jonah Long

Sales Arborist

Jonah Long

Sales Arborist
Certifications & Affiliations
  • ISA Certified Arborist #MW-5721A

Melissa Dippel

Administrative Coordinator

Melissa Dippel

Administrative Coordinator
Certifications & Affiliations
  • ISA Certified Arborist #MW-5392A

Melissa loves spending time with her family. She has 4 kids, 3 labs, and 2 grandkids that keep her busy. In her free time, she loves outdoor activities like camping, kayaking, and hiking.

Favorite Tree:

Kwanzan Cherry

Melanie Potter

Administrative Coordinator

Melanie Potter

Administrative Coordinator
Certifications & Affiliations

Aaron Austin

Plant Health Care Technician

Aaron Austin

Plant Health Care Technician
Certifications & Affiliations

Bob Wecker

Crew Leader

Bob Wecker

Crew Leader
Certifications & Affiliations

Felix Salazar

Crew Leader

Felix Salazar

Crew Leader
Certifications & Affiliations

Guy Radley

Landscape Foreman

Guy Radley

Landscape Foreman
Certifications & Affiliations

Jerry Coffman

Plant Health Care Arborist

Jerry Coffman

Plant Health Care Arborist
Certifications & Affiliations

Julie Jarvis

Landscape Crew, horticulture student

Julie Jarvis

Landscape Crew, horticulture student
Certifications & Affiliations

Modesto Gonalez

Landscape Crew

Modesto Gonalez

Landscape Crew
Certifications & Affiliations

Nate Wittrock

Trimming Crew

Nate Wittrock

Trimming Crew
Certifications & Affiliations

Paul Smith

Trimming Crew

Paul Smith

Trimming Crew
Certifications & Affiliations

Robert Knox

Plant Health Care

Robert Knox

Plant Health Care
Certifications & Affiliations

Robin Hebert

Arborist Apprentice, Horticulture Student

Robin Hebert

Arborist Apprentice, Horticulture Student
Certifications & Affiliations

Zach Davis

Trimming Crew

Zach Davis

Trimming Crew
Certifications & Affiliations

Jesse Dingledine

Plant Health Care Technician

Jesse Dingledine

Plant Health Care Technician
Certifications & Affiliations

"We were very pleased with the service and particularly the knowledge & professionalism of your staff."

– Robert and Mary K.

Our goal is to provide you with the best possible service. If you are not satisfied with any treatment or completed job, we will resolve the situation to your satisfaction. We want to do our utmost to ensure your trees and shrubs are always 'green and growing'.

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