About

Urban Arbor Care has been serving the tree care industry for over a decade and specializes in fruit tree rejuvenation pruning and care; holistic and organic care of trees from soil to canopy; root pruning and rejuvenation of stressed trees. Dawn Hughes, Owner and Certified Arborist has over twenty years working in many different facets of the green industry.

 

Urban Arbor Care’s work is with the purpose of establishing and nurturing healthy urban landscapes, integrated with native plants and organic edible fruit. The right tree in the right place gives back, adding value from the moment it is planted. Dawn believes that we can contribute to the greater health and vitality of our society simply by planting or caring for an urban tree in our own backyard.


Dawn Hughes

Certified Arborist & Owner
Dawn Hughes, owner of Urban Arbor Care for over ten years, is a Certified Arborist specializing in holistic and organic care of trees including soil to canopy; root pruning and rejuvenation of stressed trees; and fruit tree rejuvenation with pruning and care. For 20+ twenty years, Dawn has worked in many different facets of the green industry. She is a mentor and trainer of aspiring arborists and gardeners of all ages. Her professional accreditations include:
 
 
Dawn’s desire to work with trees and her community started early in life with tree climbing in her yard and Girl Scouts, and it continued through her high school years. She was named Ms. Clawson in 1993 due to her excellence in athletics, academics, community service, and public speaking.

After completing her plant health care apprenticeship, and while working as a diagnostic technician at the Michigan State University plant and pest help desk, Dawn was inspired to create her own arbor care business to help tree owners with their landscapes. She felt called to bring hands-on love and science to urban trees and communities.  

The purpose of Urban Arbor Care’s work is to establish and nurture healthy urban landscapes integrated with native plants and organic edible fruit. The right tree in the right place gives back, adding value from the moment it is planted.  Dawn believes that we can contribute to the greater health and vitality of our society simply by planting or caring for an urban tree in our own backyards.

 

Jake Harrison

Tree Care Technician
Jake Harrison works alongside Dawn Hughes at Urban Arbor Care.

His training includes:

  • Chainsaw safety, maintenance, and tree felling
  • Tree climbing, fall protection, and work positioning
  • Electrical hazard awareness training
  • Modern tree pruning techniques
  • CPR and first aid

About UAC

Urban Arbor Care helps heal urban forestry with a hands-on love approach along with the latest science and holistic techniques. 

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