About Tree Keepers®

Who are we?

Bob Stanley, Arborist and Tree Surgeon on Maryland's Eastern Shore

Bob Stanley, Consulting Arborist
and Tree Keepers® Owner

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, Stanley founded Tree Keepers® in Easton, MD, to help property owners protect natural waterways like the Chesapeake Bay by caring for their trees and landscapes. Tree Keepers® serves the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, including the Eastern and Western Shore of Maryland and Virginia.

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

Alyssa Marvel

Alyssa Marvel

Alyssa Marvel, Associate Consulting Arborist

Alyssa Marvel of Trappe, MD, is an Associate Consulting Arborist with Tree Keepers. Marvel helps develop Forest Management Plans, complete Tree Inventories, and performs tree assessments. Marvel’s previous positions include working as a Plant Health Care Technician for the Davey Tree Expert Company in Wye Mills, MD and for The Care of Trees in Alexandria, VA.

Marvel completed an associate’s degree in applied science, Forest Technology from Allegany College of Maryland in Cumberland, MD, and a bachelor of science degree in Forest Resource Management from West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV.  She also served as Secretary of Xi Sigma Pi, an Honorary Forestry Fraternity.

 

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.

Tree Keepers® services include:
  • Tree Evaluations
  • Restoration, Preservation and Management Care Plans
  • Critical Area and Forest Area Buffer Management Plans
  • Environmentally-friendly injectable nutrient and insecticide programs Integrative Pest Management (IPM)
  • Arborjet® services

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 . . .

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.

 

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.

 

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.

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