Bob Stanley, Consulting Arborist and Tree Keepers® Owner

who we are

Bob Stanley

Growing up in Falmouth, Maine, Bob Stanley, a consulting arborist and owner of Tree Keepers®, learned that trees provide much more than meets the eye. Bob found that the trees cared for him as he was growing up and along the way, he learned to care for them.

With over 30 years of experience in the care and management of landscape plants, Bob founded Tree Keepers® in Falmouth to help property owners protect natural waterways and Bay by caring for their trees. Tree Keepers® serves the Watersheds of Maine and Maryland.

In addition to being an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist, and Tree Risk Assessment Qualified, he is a member of the American Society of Consulting Arborists.

Tree Keepers® services

What do we do?

Tree Keepers® is committed to the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. The reason we need to protect our trees in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed is that one acre of trees inland can absorb enough carbon to handle our car exhaust, it can cool the air, and it can filter the water that goes in the Bay. Because it takes 20 years for a tree to reach its peak performance in helping the environment, it is important to maintain trees as they grow. We want to help property owners make a positive impact on the Bay by caring for their trees and the critical areas.


In his words . . .

Why do we do it?

Bob Stanley recalls childhood memories centered around the trees near his home in Maine, which provided him comfort, adventure, and strength as he became a man. Three memories stand out from his childhood which shaped his passion for trees.

In his words . . .

About Us 1

The Arrival of Spring

My first memory is of a red maple tree in our yard that provided the first warmth after Maine’s harsh winters. I used to sit under that tree on the first spring day after the snow melted and feel the warmth of the ground. It was such a welcoming feeling.
About Us 2

Tree Adventures

As I grew and became a more daring young man, trees became places for adventure and excitement. I remember climbing a Norway spruce in my yard so that I could get a glimpse of Mt. Washington and the Maine coast. My parents were shocked to find me teetering atop the 80-foot tree and had to coax me down to safer ground.
About Us 3

A Comforting Sight

After breaking my leg during one of my adventures, I remember having the doctor come to the house to set my leg. While I lay on the family’s couch, I focused on the majestic ash trees that were visible through the living room window to distract me from the pain. The trees’ motion and grandeur calmed me and continue to calm me today.