Joel Spano

Joel Spano

Arborist Representative

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Joel Spano, Arborist Representative at Bartlett Tree Experts, works out of our Gaithersburg, MD office.

More about Joel Spano

Joel grew up nearby in Howard County where he discovered his love for nature. His passion for trees continued to evolve while studying at the University of Maryland, College Park.

After college, Joel worked for Montgomery County's Department of Transportation, where he cared for street trees, managed street tree planting, and established relationships with many county residents.

Joel recently obtained his Graduate Certificate in Urban Forestry through Oregon State University
and is looking forward to continuing his study of arboriculture.

He is an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist, Municipal Specialist, and a Maryland Licensed Tree
Expert.

Joel's dedication to quality tree care for these local residents led him to Bartlett Tree Experts, where he can use a scientific approach to give customers' trees the best care available.




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What Our Customers Are Saying About Joel Spano

Joel Spano was very helpful and prompt in providing an estimate, scheduling, and answering questions regarding the tree trimming process and taking care of the tree after taking out a large branch. The process took about two weeks from initial call to the service rendered. The crew cleaned up the work area very well before leaving.
Diana L., Gaithersburg, MD

A Bartlett crew did tree work for us earlier in the summer. They did a great job, they were very efficient and left the job site cleaned up. Another crew was here a week or so ago to fertilize evergreens. Job was performed quickly and efficiently. Our Arborist Representative has done a great job identifying tree work needed to keep our trees healthy and in scheduling the work and following up after the work was completed. This is an excellent organization and I will definitely have them do additional tree work in the future when needed.
Roy B., Gaithersburg, MD

Joel & Roberto and the entire crew were extremely professional and knowledgeable and a pure pleasure to work with. Could n ot be happier with the results.
Carolyn M., Montgomery Village, MD

Joel and Roberto and the entire crew were extremely professional, and knowledgeable and a pure pleasure to work with. Could not be happier with the results.
Carolyn M., Montgomery Village, MD

The crew that did our work was exceptional. They were very attentive to detail and worked to please us every way possible. Very pleasant and professional and they worked every minute they were here to complete the job. The clean up after the job was also great. The crew took their time to make sure everything was completely cleaned up. Well run company. Impressed by how well all the equipment was maintained. Joel impresses me with his knowledge of all the systemic issues with our trees.
Demos C., Gaithersburg, MD

Staff was friendly and explained what he was doing and how he was going to do it. Job was completed quickly and cleanly.
Mary M., Germantown, MD

Although I had little interaction with the crew member, the young man did not have a mask and I did have to communicate with him about the water hose and some limb trimming. When the job was finished, he did not announce he was done and leaving. Joel is great to work with. He is a good listener and provides what we want within our budget and in the same time, takes care of our tree needs.
Anne R., Montgomery Village, MD

Your service person was polite, presumably efficient, and did his job. I have already mentioned your company to a friend.
Bonnie F., Gaithersburg, MD

We especially liked the fact that Bartlett coordinated things with the utility companies. That was one less thing for us to do. Thanks for adding that to your service.
Revonne J., Germantown, MD

All great. Thank you.
Robert J., North Potomac, MD

The tree looks the best it ever has. Great work and I highly recommend their services.
Anne B., Gaithersburg, MD

I very much appreciated Joel Spano's help. And the Bartlett rep who came and did the work was very good. Not a labor intensive job so it took him only a short while to complete. No referrals currently but will be quick to mention you when I encounter neighbors who could profit from giving you a call.
Beverly S., Montgomery Village, MD

I am quite fortunate to have an experienced arborist. Great experience with all aspects.
Edward O., Montgomery Village, MD

Joel was super knowledgeable and answered all my questions. He also maintained safe social distancing and was extremely professional. I was impressed with his assessment and explanation for all the proposed treatment.
Steven K., North Potomac, MD

Professional organization.
B. T. S., Gaithersburg, MD

Joel Spano is great. He is responsive to my questions. I also appreciate that is he proactive in making recommendations. I trust his judgment with respect to my trees and my property.
Jon W., North Potomac, MD

Workers were very friendly and professional. They did their work quickly and cleaned up when they were done. Before they started they explained everything they would do and confirmed that the work was what we wanted done. When Joel came to give us an estimate he was very detailed in telling us what needed to be done and explained how the work would be done. He was very professional.
Roy B., Gaithersburg, MD

I appreciate the attention Joel Spano gives to my concerns about my trees and shrubs. Even though my property is small, he treats it as if it were larger and more important. He was quick to schedule and reschedule my service and the crew, when they came, did an excellent job consulting me all along the way.
Toni B., Montgomery Village, MD

We bypassed other large name tree experts to have Bartlett do our major tree removal now scheduled for January 2021. Prior to that date we had an emergency when a neighbor's tree fell on ours and was posed to do damage. We called Joe Spano. His crew was here in three hours, completed in one hour and left the property spotless. Most importantly, his crew's action averted damage to our property. There is nothing left to say, Joe Spano has well proven he has the professionalism and experience to be our go to arborist for life. We can rely on him. So pleased. It is really so important to be able to rely on experts like Bartlett, especially in emergencies. It is obvious the whole Bartlett staff crews certainly included make a well coordinated effort to put the customer first always.
John D., Gaithersburg, MD

Joel was fantastic as well as the Bartlett staff. We would not hesitate in recommending the team again. Our neighbors saw the team and will be inquiring for their yard as well.
Julie P., Gaithersburg, MD

Joe Spano is very knowledgeable, great at sharing information, and focused on trying to correct the problem as opposed to other companies who just want to sell their product.
Cathy R., Poolesville ,MD

Joel was punctual, professional, and efficient. Roberto and his crew arrived ten minutes earlier than appointment time which was helpful, they organized the street signs with professionalism, they introduced themselves and performed their work with excellence.
Saundra P., Gaithersburg, MD

Staff was very knowledgeable and professional. Joel Spano spent the time needed to assess the situation with my trees and offered great advice and recommendations. I trust Bartlett and will call on them in the future for my tree needs
Mary M., Germantown, MD

We enjoy working with Joel Spano and trust his professional expertise and advise. Everyone we have had contact with from Bartlett have been highly professional and easy to work with.
Jane D., Gaithersburg, MD

Crew did great job. I let them know and informed Joel of our pleasure with job performed. Great interaction with office staff, Joel, and crew.
Anne D., Gaithersburg, MD

Joel Spano has provided excellent expert advice on all my trees and shrubs inside my property. While Bartlett is expensive, I am ensuring that my Boxwood survive the blight affecting most areas in the East Coast of the US. Joel advised for borer treatment for the White Oak which I am hoping will continue to thrive. The technician, Peter, has provided excellent service. Thank you both!
Carmen D., Gaithersburg, MD

Joe Spano has done an excellent job of identifying problems and working with us to solve them.
Marsha R., Gaithersburg, MD

They were all very helpful and professional. The guy who sprayed my trees even waited until I got my horses in the barn before he started his work. I appreciate that.
Ginger D., Dickerson, MD

The crew took the time to point out the location of the cable. The location was higher up. I thought it would be lower. Picked up branches, raked and cleaned area. I would recommend your company to neighbors.
Donna W., Gaithersburg, MD

Joel was excellent. Things were done quickly and professionally. Emails were responded to right away, which is great.
Nat S., Germantown, MD

Thank Joel for never giving up on us while we decided and procrastinated our tree work. He was kind and kept reaching out. We are very happy with the tree work that was just completed and the health of our trees from the program we are on. Thanks to everyone and the staffs knowledge and professionalism.
David C., North Potomac, MD

Have appreciated Joel's regular visits and knowledge in discussing our trees and shrubs.
Geney H., Montgomery Village, MD

Joel Spano worked to ensure my first experience with this company was excellent. He was respectful and knowledgeable. Joel also communicated well, both through email and in person. I very much appreciate his patience with all my questions and his help with my requests. In addition, the job foreman, Roberto is to be commended as well. The first day of this tree project, the weather was very hot. Roberto responsibly managed the crew and the work was completed safely. Joel had been recommended to me by two different friends. Although Bartlett's estimate was the highest of the three estimates I got, I decided to go with Bartlett. I was not disappointed.
Ann K., Gaithersburg, MD

Joel was excellent.
Larry R., Gaithersburg, MD

Everyone was kind and courteous. Very professional. Very pleased with the work. I would use Bartlett again and will highly recommend them to anyone needing tree services.
Mary B., Gaithersburg, MD

Great job.
Edwinn P, North Potomac, MD

The two trees look very nice . Thank you. If I have a referral, I will let you know.
Agnes H., Gaithersburg, Maryland

Joel Spano was very knowledgeable, easy to talk to, and prompt in his communication with me. I would highly recommend him to others. The crewmember who did the treatment was polite and professional. I can not get over the ease of my whole experience with Bartlett, from start to finish. It has been a pleasure doing business with them. My only regret is not walking the entire property with Joel to get his professional opinion on the health of other trees.
Judy L., Germantown, MD

Joel's professional expertise, advice, and follow ups are much appreciated.
David C., Gaithersburg, MD

Joel Spano is excellent.
Jerry V., Darnestown, MD

Bartlett is very professional. Joel was great and so were the crew. Could not ask for better service. I have been a Bartlett customer for three years and will continue to use their services.
Michelle R., Montgomery Village, MD

I am always delighted with Joel Spano and Bartlett. My house is surrounded by trees and the twice year service from Bartlett makes me feel secure that a bad storm is not going to do damage because my arborist carefully inspects the trees in the fall and spring. He makes recommendations on what to trim. I have been very happy with the treatments for my trees to prevent disease and make them grow in a healthy way.
Madeleine J., Gaithersburg, MD

Joel is very pleasant and seems knowledgeable. I feel he was not trying to talk me into anything my landscaping did not really need, which I appreciated.
Cathy S., Gaithersburg, MD

Joel Spano is excellent.
Jerry V., Darnestown, MD

We appreciated Joel's prompt response with the quote and scheduling for our job. The crew led by Roberto was pleasant and very amiable. The crew had great camaraderie. Most importantly, the job was done efficiently and professionally. They cleaned up the yard and left no debris behind. Awesome job.
Maggie B., Boyds, MD

Joel is candid, knowledgeable, professional, and a joy to work with. All of your crew members are polite, skilled, and focused on satisfying your customers. Keep up the good work. I suspect Bartlett Tree Experts is a bit more costly than other similar services, however, I have found that you get what you pay for. In my opinion Bartlett is a bargain for the honest advice and professional service that they provide.
John N., Gaithersburg, MD

Outstanding skills by staff and Arborist.
Edward O., Montgomery Village, MD

Joel Spano is informative, helpful, courteous, and extremely responsive. The crew who did the work, like cabling and pruning, have done a terrific job. Recent cabling of a Water Birch on the property was wonderful and the Large Oak pruned by Bartlett now looks beautiful. It is a large focal spot of the treeline in our back yard and now very eye-catching and calming to look at. Thank you for your good and careful work.
Grace G., Gaithersburg, MD

Great people. Very knowledgeable.
Becky B., Gaithersburg, MD

Always a pleasure to work with Bartlett at any and all levels.
James H., Laytonsville, MD

Joel is an extremely knowledgeable and personable young man. He is a pleasure to deal with and is always willing to answer all our questions and provide practical advice about our landscape materials. I sincerely hope he will spend his entire career with Bartlett.
Carol N., Gaithersburg, MD

Everyone was great.
Jim F., Gaithersburg, MD

Joel Spano has been taking care of our home for a while now. He is extremely professional, friendly, and great to work with.
Dan B., Gaithersburg, MD

Joel has provided excellent customer service. He is knowledgeable and followed up without seeming pushy. We feel that we can trust his recommendations. The folks who have performed the tree trimming and tree care services have always been excellent with their efficiency and professionalism. We appreciate your services.
Marla R., Germantown, MD

Both my husband and myself have found our experience working with Joel Spano to be excellent. We have told our neighbors how knowledgeable he is as an arborist.
Nancy R., Germantown, MD

Service seems fairly expensive otherwise I am comfortable with the level of service and the results.
Stephen W., Darnestown, MD

Joel Spano was extremely pleasant and knowledgeable. He assessed what our trees needed and we implemented the treatment. We did not interact with the technician but she was efficient and caused no disruption. I am tremendously pleased with the result, our tree seems to be saved. I will certainly turn to Joel and Bartlett again if we need help with our trees.
George H., Poolesville, MD

Joel is an outstanding arborist who takes pride of his profession. His interpersonal skills are remarkable. The same for the crew when they come on site to do their job. Kudos for a job well done.
Edward O., Montgomery Village, MD

Your crewmembers are always polite and professional. My last service was no different. Joel is a consummate professional and a joy to work with. During my last service I believe there was a misunderstanding about the work that needed to be done. I contacted Joel and I am convinced the issue will be resolved to my satisfaction.
John N., Gaithersburg, MD

The Bartlett team was very knowledgeable about the condition of our large trees. They provided advice on how to take care of them and worked with us on the best way to prune the trees. We had specific concerns with some branches near the house and the work crew accommodated our needs. The crew also was considerate of squirrel nests in the trees and at our request left them where they were and trimmed branches so that the nests were still supported. Brave men to climb so high. We appreciate their work.
Brenda R., Gaithersburg, MD

Joel Spano is courteous, prompt, and responsive regarding all our needs.
David R., Germantown, MD

I found all of the Bartlett staff very polite, helpful, and knowledgeable. The work was performed as stated in the quote. I will definitely use Bartlett for future projects.
Anne S., Germantown, MD

The site looks amazing and clean. Everyone was courteous and efficient. I would recommend Bartlett to anyone.
Andrea W., Clarksburg, MD

Everyone was great. Very professional. Crew cleaned everything. Well done all around.
Mike M., Montgomery Village, MD

Joel was great. I was not home for the removal but I have pictures and the job looks neat and clean.
Joann Q., Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks Joel for your professionalism and that of your crew. The men removing the tree and grinding the stump were polite, friendly, helpful, and hard working. Easy to recommend your company and services to others. Very nice job.
Kathy G., Gaithersburg, MD

All contacts with Bartlett was courteous and professional. Joel was very knowledgeable and shared his knowledge freely. Roberto and his crew were efficient, courteous, and their cleanup was extremely neat.
John C., Gaithersburg, MD

Joel Spano inspired confidence in the company and workmanship of the crew.
Paula R., Germantown, MD

Professional, courteous, considerate of my input, and responsive to my questions. Practiced safety throughout the job. Would use Bartlett again.
Jean F., Germantown, MD

Our arborist was great in initiating care for our trees this year. He came by on his own, provided his assessment via email, and gave quotes for all work recommended. A great approach for folks who care about their trees but may not remember to ask for regular checkups. Thank you for having that initiative.
Jim P., Gaithersburg, MD

The staff that arrived were great. They were able to do it safely and faster than what I thought it was going to take. I had three other company's come out and two told me they could not do it without me taking down my fence. Much thanks you were able to fit me in.
Chris M., Damascus, MD

Good prompt service.
Jim F., Gaithersburg, MD

Joel Spano is knowledgeable and great to work with.
Nancy R., Germantown, MD

For the second time, I selected Bartlett to trim and prune two trees in my yard. From the moment Joel Spano made his visit to inspect the trees and provide his professional feedback to the moment the crew drove away, everything was done in a very competent manner. The crew made sure I knew what to expect as they trimmed each tree. The men were polite, thorough, and cleaned each area with extreme care. I will not hesitate to hire Bartlett for future tree work I highly recommend their expect services.
Mary Frances B., Montgomery Village, MD

Very courteous and friendly. Willing to do whatever it takes to complete the job.
Sheila Y., Montgomery Village, MD

Joel is amazing. I have complete trust in his opinion and recommendations.
Jimmy L., North Potomac, MD

My first impression of Bartlett was by phone and the quick response to my request for service. Within one week of my call, Joel Spano was with me discussing the best approach for trimming my trees and shrubs as well as future care. About two weeks later, the crew arrived on time, checked with me at different intervals during the work to be sure they were doing what had been discussed, and completed the work. They cleaned up well afterwards. I was thoroughly pleased with the work done by your team. My sister has called on Bartlett for several major tree issues in recent years. Her high praise and recommendation for the company is well-deserved.
Toni B., Montgomery Village, MD

The first time Joel came to look at the slanted tree he arrived early and I was lucky enough to still be home before work. He totally explained the job and what would happen.He explained to me that they would do their very best to keep the tree upright and more centered. After the job was completed and before they left, they made sure everything was even and the area was left completely clean. I will most definitely use Bartlett the next time I encounter any issues with my trees.
Wendy K., Montgomery Village, MD

This is a customer comment I am pleased to provide. Every person at Bartlett I had contact with, starting with initial phone inquiry and ending with final yard cleanup, was competent, professional, patient, and respectful of our property. There were no surprises, work estimate was spot on, crews showed up as promised, work conducted as described, and our preferences were welcomed. Other factors that will insure our returning to Bartlett for any future work are your focus on efficient, up to date equipment and vehicles, professional arborists, thorough training of specialists, and the safety first priority.
Judy K., Gaithersburg, MD

The work was very difficult, involving tree access from the neighbor's driveway. The men handled this work seamlessly and efficiently. I would not be surprised if they use Bartlett for any tree work they might have in the future.
David B., Darnestown MD

Joel Spano is very knowledgeable. He did a complete survey of my property and provided advice to treat the Boxwood against blight. Bridget has been providing excellent service, listens carefully, and continues to address any issues. I could not be more satisfied.
Carmen D., Gaithersburg, MD

The staff were extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. They were accommodating to my needs.
Judy C., Gaithersburg, MD

Joel did a great job giving us suggestions and feedback. He worked hard to schedule a pruning appointment to accommodate our schedule. When there was a question about the health of a tree that was being pruned, he quickly returned to our home to weigh in on the decision making. Wilbur and his crew were great. They showed up on time, worked diligently, and did a thorough job. We are aware that Bartlett is an expensive option for tree care, but the degree of expertise and professionalism made us feel like they were worth the expense.
Susan F., Gaithersburg, MD

Excellent service, very professional.
Jackie R., Gaithersburg, MD

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