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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.

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Dan Christie

Founder
Certifications
Headshot of Dan Christie

Dan Christie

Founder
Certifications & Affiliations
  • Registered Consulting Arborist #338 (ASCA)
  • Certified Forester #2156 (SAF)
  • Missouri Commercial Pesticide Applicator License #C3766
  • 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

Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

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Meggan Hargrave

President & Owner
Certifications
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Meggan Hargrave

President & Owner
Certifications & Affiliations
  • ISA Certified Arborist #MW-5389A
  • Certified Tree Care Safety Professional #02987
  • Missouri Licensed Pesticide Technician #T23785
  • Tree Risk Assessment Qualified

Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

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Matthew Hargrave

Director of Operations
Certifications
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Matthew Hargrave

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

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Kevin Seger

Sales Arborist
Certifications
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Kevin Seger

Sales Arborist
Certifications & Affiliations
  • ISA Certified Arborist #3105A
  • Missouri Commercial Pesticide Applicator License #C2036
  • Tree Risk Assessment Qualified
  • 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

Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

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Julie Deken

Sales Arborist & Plant Health Care Specialist
Certifications
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Julie Deken

Sales Arborist & Plant Health Care Specialist
Certifications & Affiliations
  • ISA Certified Arborist #MW6337A
  • MO Pesticide C25643

Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

Cary Semsar

Sales Arborist
Certifications

Cary Semsar

Sales Arborist
Certifications & Affiliations
  • BS Urban Forestry
  • BS Forest Recreation
  • Board Certified Master Arborist #OH 5130B
  • Tree Risk Assessment Qualified
  • MO Pesticide C26746

Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

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Claire Dumont

Administrative Coordinator
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Claire Dumont

Administrative Coordinator
Certifications & Affiliations

    Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

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    Aaron Brignac

    Administrative Coordinator
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    Aaron Brignac

    Administrative Coordinator
    Certifications & Affiliations

      Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

      Kayla Krist

      Administrative Coordinator

      Kayla Krist

      Administrative Coordinator
      Certifications & Affiliations

        Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

        Rhonda Walker-Karl

        Administrative Coordinator

        Rhonda Walker-Karl

        Administrative Coordinator
        Certifications & Affiliations

          Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

          Guy Radley

          Landscape Foreman

          Guy Radley

          Landscape Foreman
          Certifications & Affiliations

            Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

            Felix Salazar

            Crew Leader & Climbing Arborist

            Felix Salazar

            Crew Leader & Climbing Arborist
            Certifications & Affiliations

              Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

              Robert Knox

              Plant Health Care Specialist
              Certifications

              Robert Knox

              Plant Health Care Specialist
              Certifications & Affiliations
              • ISA Certified Arborist #MW-4959A
              • Missouri Commercial Pesticide Applicator License #C7294
              • Tree Risk Assessment Certified

              Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

              Jerry Coffman

              Plant Health Care Specialist
              Certifications

              Jerry Coffman

              Plant Health Care Specialist
              Certifications & Affiliations
              • Missouri Commercial Pesticide Applicator License #C13343

              Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

              Aaron Austin

              Plant Health Care Specialist
              Certifications

              Aaron Austin

              Plant Health Care Specialist
              Certifications & Affiliations
              • Missouri Commercial Pesticide Applicator License #T15385

              Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

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              Corey Bishop

              Plant Health Care Specialist
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              Corey Bishop

              Plant Health Care Specialist
              Certifications & Affiliations

                Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

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                Zach Berg

                Plant Health Care Specialist
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                Zach Berg

                Plant Health Care Specialist
                Certifications & Affiliations

                  Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

                  Simon Schroeter

                  Grounds Crew & Plant Health Care Specialist

                  Simon Schroeter

                  Grounds Crew & Plant Health Care Specialist
                  Certifications & Affiliations

                    Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

                    Modesto Gonalez

                    Landscape & Grounds Crew

                    Modesto Gonalez

                    Landscape & Grounds Crew
                    Certifications & Affiliations

                      Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

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                      Josiah Schrock

                      Climbing Arborist & Crew Member
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                      Josiah Schrock

                      Climbing Arborist & Crew Member
                      Certifications & Affiliations

                        Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

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                        Alex Sparks

                        Climbing Arborist
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                        Alex Sparks

                        Climbing Arborist
                        Certifications & Affiliations

                          Credential Verification: treesaregood.org

                          "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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