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Davey Promotes Roppolo to Director of Arborist Training, Davey Institute

Posted: January 4, 2022

Kent, Ohio – The Davey Tree Expert Company is proud to announce the promotion of Don Roppolo to director of arborist training within the Davey Institute. Don Roppolo portrait

“Throughout his career, Don has held an array of positions in tree care, and he found his passion helping others through training,” said Greg Ina, executive vice president, Davey Institute and employee development. “He leads by example and always operates with integrity and an authentic concern for his colleagues, all of which makes me very excited for him and Davey arborists moving forward.”

Roppolo joined Davey as a crew leader in 2008 through The Care of Trees acquisition after starting his career in arboriculture with the Morton Arboretum in Illinois. After holding various positions from foreman to regional trainer, he joined the recruiting team in 2011 as a recruiter trainer. In 2016, he was promoted to manager of arboricultural training for the education and training department.  

Roppolo is the past president of Illinois Arborist Association and past president of the Society of Commercial Arboriculture. He is an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist® and holds ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification, Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist and Certified Tree Worker Aerial Lift Specialist certifications. He earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture with an emphasis in urban forestry and a master’s degree in natural resources with a concentration in urban forestry from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.


The Davey Tree Expert Company provides research-driven tree services, grounds 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.

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