About Us

The Arboriculture Society of Michigan (ASM) is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 under the idea to promote arboriculture in the state of Michigan.  Its members include arborists, urban foresters, municipal and utility foresters, professional tree workers/climbers, academia and others interested in all aspects of arboriculture and the health and care of Michigan trees.

Mission Statement:
To advance the profession of arboriculture.

Our Purpose:

  • To advance the common business interest of individuals and entities engaged in arboriculture/urban forestry in Michigan.
  • To promote and encourage the use of arboriculture/urban forestry services by homeowners, businesses and others in Michigan.
  • To provide for professional development, promoting high standards and sound practices, within the industry.
  • To work cooperatively with other professional associations in the field of arboriculture/urban forestry towards the attainment of mutually compatible objectives.

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Board of Directors

Annie Kruise
Annie KruiseExecutive Director
CMP | Ypsilanti, MI

Joe Aiken
Joe AikenDirector

James Clark
James ClarkDirector
Clark Tree Service
Holt, MI

Kathy Gilmour
Kathy GilmourTreasurer
Sterling Heights, MI

Judd Hart
Judd HartPresident
J.H.Hart Urban Forestry | Sterling Heights, MI

Bob Hunt
Bob HuntDirector
Hope College | Holland, MI

Jason Kappen
Jason KappenDirector
Kappen Tree Services | Bartlett Arborist Supply & Manufacturing | Cass City, MI

Bill Lawrence
Bill LawrenceDirector
Ann Arbor, MI

Marvin Pettway
Marvin PettwayDirector
University of Michigan | Ann Arbor, MI

Kamrin Shafer
Kamrin ShaferDirector
Landscape Design & Associates, LLC

Clint Sherill
Clint SherillVice Presidet
Camelot Tree Shrub Co. | Grosse Pointe Farms, MI

Julie Stachecki
Julie StacheckiSecretary
Site Specific Inc.
Howell, MI