Pro-Tree Outdoor Services is a family owned and operated business. We strive for 100% customer satisfaction by providing friendly yet professional service at very competitive prices. Pro-Tree Outdoor Services is a locally owned and operated company with many years of experience. We are proudly serving the West Metro communities and the Twin Cities Area.

Weston Nichols

Owner / Climbing Arborist
ISA certified Arborist MN-4735A
Qualified Incidental Line Clearance Arborist / EHAP Certified
Registered Arborist Journey Worker

Wes studied Urban Forestry management at Hennepin Technical College, is a repeat top competitor in MSA tree climbing competition, and is an active member in his local MSA (Minnesota society of arboriculture). He has over a decade of experience in the tree care and urban forestry management industry. Since a young age Wes’s entire life has been dedicated to the careful care and management of trees.  Wes always continues to learn and takes a scientific and calculated approach to caring for trees. Wes is an expert communicator and believes that setting honest and clear expectations is critical to completing a project to the highest level of customer satisfaction. Wise words from Wes:

“Caring for trees is a great privilege and a blessing. I always try to give back to the trees by doing what is best for their health and the customer's needs."

Ashley Boys

Office Manager / Tree Health Technician
Licensed Pesticide Applicator MN-20177313

Ashley manages all the office work at Pro-Tree including accounts receivable, accounts payable, scheduling and logistics. She plays a very critical role in the company by making sure all our crews are on time and communicating with customers. Ashley is the friendly voice on the other end of the line when you call our office or send an email. She is a certified pesticide applicator and you may also see her spraying or injecting trees on your property. In her free time Ashley enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her dogs (Ranger and Duke) and usually has them in the office with her. 

Tanner Walker

Production Manager / Climbing Arborist
Certified Tree Care Safety Professional CTSP. MN-03028
TCIA Qualified Crew Leader
Qualified Incidental Line Clearance Arborist / EHAP Certified
Registered Arborist Journey Worker
Class A. CDL Driver

Tanner oversees the day to day production of Pro-Trees Pruning and removal division and can be found on every job site. Tanner is an expert leader and communicator with years of experience and he thrives off of having a team that works together like a well oiled machine. Tanner always takes time to communicate with his customers well on a job site insuring the highest level of customer satisfaction, that is if he's not swinging from a tree or driving a loader. Tanners has a passion for larger tree removal and loves to drive his shinny grapple truck. He is a hard worker with a 'get her done' attitude and will settle for nothing but perfection. Wise words from Tanner:

“The bigger the tree the harder they fall”

Eli Shank

Skills and Development Coach / Climbing Arborist
ISA Certified Arborist MN-4699A
Bachelor’s In Forest Management
Qualified Incidental Line Clearance Arborist / EHAP Certified
Registered Arborist Journey Worker

Eli is the lead trainer and coach at Pro-Tree helping the team advance and improve on their climbing and arborist skills. Eli is also one of our lead climbing arborists and can be found on every job site. Eli studied forestry at the University of Maine where he earned a bachelor's degree in forest management. Eli has over 15 years experience practicing arboriculture and forest management and is considered an industrial athlete. Eli's interests include training, technical climbing and rigging. Eli moved to the Twin Cities to start a family and raise his young daughter Juniper with his wife Emma. In his free time he enjoys riding his bike and being outdoors.

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