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Posted: January 13, 2021

Kent, Ohio – The Davey Tree Expert Company is proud to announce the appointment of Adam Baker, Ph.D., to technical advisor within the Davey Institute. 

Adam Baker portrait

In his new role, Baker will work with Davey’s offices in the Great Lakes operating groups. His work will focus not only on Residential and Commercial (R/C) offices but will also actively address needs of Davey Resource Group (DRG) and Utility service lines.

“Adam’s extensive background and knowledge of this challenging and changing business environment makes him the perfect candidate for this position,” said A.D. Ali, manager of technical services, Davey Institute. “I am confident with his previous research he will be able to deliver value to all of Davey’s clients and shareholders.”

Baker holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural sciences and a Ph.D. in entomology from the University of Kentucky. His research focused on the ecology and host plant interactions of monarch butterflies and other pollinators and has been published in scientific journals and trade magazines.

Baker has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and Environment Award; University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment Outstanding Graduate Student Award; and UK Dept. of Entomology Publication Scholarship Award.


The Davey Tree Expert Company provides research-driven tree services, ground maintenance and environmental consulting for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners in the U.S. and Canada. Established in 1880 and headquartered in Kent, Ohio, Davey Tree is in the top 10 largest employee-owned companies in the U.S. and has more than 10,000 employees who are driven to create and deliver sustainable solutions. Discover your Davey career and apply today.

The Davey Tree Expert Company, established in 1880 and headquartered in Kent, Ohio, provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners in the U.S. and Canada. With 11,000 employees, Davey Tree is the eighth largest employee-owned company in the U.S.

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