Posted: February 26, 2020

Kent, Ohio – The Davey Tree Expert Company is proud to announce the promotion of Jonathan Almond to district manager, Arborguard Tree Specialists, a Davey company, Charlotte Residential/Commercial (R/C) office.

Almond started with Arborguard in the Charlotte office in 2006 as a climber trainee. He progressed to crew leader before transitioning to plant health care technician. In 2014, Almond was promoted to operations manager, Arborguard Charlotte, before being promoted to assistant district manager in 2017.

“As someone who grew up and was educated in North Carolina, Jonathan’s familiarity with the local area combined with his breadth of technical knowledge will continue to be an asset to Arborguard’s clients,” said Keith Francies, operations manager, Southeast Operating Group. “His tree care and leadership experiences will serve him well in leading operations for the Arborguard Charlotte office. I look forward to seeing him lead a team that is dedicated to providing an excellent client experience.”

Almond is an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Board Certified Master Arborist®, ISA Certified Tree Worker Climbing Specialist®, a Tree Care Industry Association Certified Treecare Safety Professional and is ISA Certified Tree Risk Assessment Qualified.

Almond is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) in biology with a concentration in ecology and environmental biology. Almond worked at the UNCC Botanical Garden, caring for the trees on campus.


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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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