Joseph Bartl, Board Certified Master Arborist at Bartlett Tree Experts, works out of our San Rafael, CA office.
More about Joseph Bartl
Joe found his passion for trees while studying at the University of Kentucky, where he graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture. He traveled throughout the United States, Canada, and Southeast Asia during and after college working as a Tree Surveyor, Inventory Arborist, Utility Forester, Snowboard Instructor, and Landscape Designer. Joe found his way to California in 2015 after leaving his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2016, Joe began his career with Bartlett Tree Experts in the San Rafael office. He held positions as a Plant Health Care Specialist and a Regional Inventory Arborist prior to becoming an Arborist Representative.
An ISA Board Certified Master Arborist, Joe is also ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified. He enjoys developing relationships with clients, sharing his knowledge and experience to help them make educated decisions regarding the care of their trees and shrubs. He schedules and manages work to completion and client satisfaction.
In his free time, Joe enjoys relaxing, exercising and spending time with friends. Some of his favorite activities are hiking, running, fitness, snowboarding, yoga, exploring and gardening.
What Our Customers Are Saying About Joseph Bartl
Joe came out and checked out a tree that has been leaking sap or honeysuckle for the first time in nine years. He identified the tree and said that the problem is insects. He assured me that the tree is resilient, and the insects will be gone in about a week and the leaking will stop. He recommended a treatment during the rainy season to help with the insects next year. Quote was affordable and I am happy to hear that the tree is not dying.
Heather D., Novato, CA
Joe is always friendly and very helpful.
Tami F., Novato, CA
Joe Bartel is the best and most knowledgeable arborist we have ever known. He is thoughtful, thorough, and an absolute delight to have work on our property. He always goes the extra mile for us. He is an absolute delight and we feel so lucky to have him care for our trees.
Madeleine B., Point Reyes Station, CA
My entire experience with Joseph and the staff at Bartlett Tree Service was excellent. I found Joseph very informative, very professional, very friendly, and courteous. The crew that came out to do the work were the same, very helpful, very courteous, help me bring my garbage cans in off the street cleaned up after. I will definitely be recommending them to friends and family and strangers.
MoneekaO., Novato, CA
Joe Bartl and his staff give us professional service.
Gloria B., Novato, CA
We could not be more pleased with the services provided by Joe, Scott, and the rest of the team. The work was done perfectly, safely, and everyone was courteous and skillful. 5/5 stars. Although we just moved into our dream house in the woods, I know that we will be building a longtime relationship with Bartlett Tree Experts.
Ria G., Fairfax, CA
We could not be more pleased with the services provided by Joe, Scott, and the rest of the team. The work was done perfectly, safely, and everyone was courteous and skillful. Although we just moved into our dream house in the woods, I know that we will be building a longtime relationship with Bartlett Tree Service. Love the newsletter. Always look forward to receiving it, and read every word instead of tossing it into recycling with the rest.
Ria G., Fairfax, CA
Always very quick to respond and very polite and helpful. I have really enjoyed working with Joseph, he always is able to answer my questions and I feel he really understands trees, especially Oaks. The crew member I met the other day was super friendly. Everything has gone really well with all my interactions. Thank you.
Mike and Lisa H., Novato, CA
Joe is very responsive and knowledgeable. I really like working with him.
Larry W., Novato, CA
Joe was an absolute delight to deal with. From the original site visit through the follow up and completion of the assignment, he has been conscientious , knowledgeable, and kind. Also, Scott and the entire crew was a pleasure to work with. They even pulled out my rosemary bushes carefully enough for the neighbors to replant them. I will definitely recommend Joe and Bartlett Tree crew to friends and neighbors on Canyon Rd.
Kasia P., Fairfax, CA
Very friendly and knowledgeable. So professional and respectful as well. Our trees and shrubs always look great and we know they are in good hands. Thank you and we will continue to send folks your way.
Erin F., Novato, CA
Nearly every person has their own hospital, doctor, or dentist by choice. Similarly, we have Joe Bartl of Bartlett as our Arborist. He is reliable, knowledgeable, ethical, and thorough. We also appreciate Scott Christensen and his other two crew members. Their work and practices are not forgettable.
Connie Y., Novato, CA
Staff was prompt, efficient, and very flexible about scope of work. They achieved desired results without exception.
Karen T., Novato, CA
Joe Bartl's attention to detail and product knowledge is greatly appreciated when planning and executing projects for our HOA. He is a great on site asset.
Richard M., Corte Madera, CA
Joe Bartl's attention to detail and product knowledge is greatly appreciated when planning and executing projects for Meadowcreek HOA. He is a great on site asset.
Richard W., Corte Madera, CA
I always appreciate Joe's advice, professionalism, and friendliness.
Jay Z., Novato, CA
I appreciate all the staff. Very professional and courteous. Joe has been exceptional, he explains everything that is to be done. Responds to my questions and concerns in a timely manner. Great job done by all.
Patty B., Novato, CA
I want to express my gratitude and appreciation of the wonderful job done by Joe and Scott’s crew, and the hard work by them all including Chico and Will. Scott places an emphasis on safety, and that is appreciated. The bucket truck work was done professionally and effectively.
The crew worked hard, made excellent pruning decisions, and did a terrific job on the root collar clearing of several Plums. The result the client said how much better the trees look with Bartlett’s skilled pruning and workmanship. She advised me that Bartlett’s pruning cuts made the trees look better without looking hacked. Bartlett’s work is showing Scottsdale Lake HOA an example of excellent workmanship which is cost effective in the long run. I also want to let you know that Joe has been outstanding on this project. He has visited the site every day, many times, twice or three times a day to ensure customer satisfaction and to support the crew. He has provided exceptional customer service. Joe prepared a work plan for the client noting the roles of Bartlett and the Safety Committee in advance of the work start up. There was attention to safety and clear crew communication regarding this. It included placing cones and caution tape at work areas, plus other signage. IPM treatments. Joe facilitated parking clearance through his work plan and also with signage the day before the crew’s operations alerting residents of forthcoming work. Even when promised parking was not cleared, Joe, Scott, and crew accommodated the request to move the rig, and professionally and politely handled these situations. I advocated for extra dollars for this which was approved. Joe began a practice of providing daily updates to the client so there Is a clear record of work done that day and what is next. I can not emphasis how important and helpful this has been. Joe and crew have been flexible in doing a little more here and there to make the client happy. The whole experience with Joe, Scott, Will and Chico has been a pleasure and an example of Bartlett Tree Experts at their very best. Thought you would like to know.
Linda N., Novato, CA
Very professional, knowledgeable service for my Heritage Oak tree. I am sure with Joseph's expertise my tree will survive.
Peggy E., Novato, CA
Everyone was professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and provided excellent service.
Karen A., Novato, CA
Bartlett stands by a very high standard of care. We were so impressed by the incredible job the crew performed on our Stone Pine tree. Top to bottom, attentiveness to detail, cleaning up, and aesthetics were all factored in. The tree looks magnificent. It is perfectly rounded, structurally stronger, and refreshed.
Deborah R., Novato, CA
Joe, the office staff, and the crew are all knowledgeable, friendly, and highly professional.
Leon F., Greenbrae, CA
Joe answered my concerns about spraying in regards to Fruit trees and neighboring pets very politely and confidently.
Patricia P., Novato, CA
The job was done to my satisfaction. It was left neat and clean. We were treated courteously by the crew. I would recommend Bartlett to my friends, relatives, and colleagues.
Karen A., San Rafael, CA
Joe is very knowledgeable and communicated clearly what needed to be done. It was a relief to me.
Bonnie W., Novato, CA
Joseph was extremely knowledgeable and courteous. I was very impressed with his professional manner. I will definitely call him again if I have any more problems with my Oak Trees.
Jean B., Novato, CA
Joe Bartl has been very responsive to my needs and is able to get jobs completed in a timely and professional manner.
Maureen H., Corte Madera, CA
I am a property manager for a large HOA and have had the pleasure to work with Joe Bartl. He has provided the most comprehensive proposals of any Arborist that I have worked with. It is clear what each tree needs and why, there are no unnecessary extras, and bids are priced competitive. He has accommodated and worked around complex requests and schedules. He spent extraordinary effort getting city and encroachment permits to remove a very large tree, and worked with a couple of bee keepers to find the best solution to save a large hive. His focus is on the client and tree health. I can trust him to be responsive, professional, not overcharge, or add extra work, and because of that he will have my continued business.
Carolyn T., Novato, CA
Joe was very knowledgeable and courteous. I would definitely refer him and his crew, they were excellent. I am so happy with my trees now. I was ready to just take them completely out of my garden. Thanks to Joe and his vision the trees look healthier and straighter. By cutting off certain branches, the trees became an asset to my garden.
Grace C., Greenbrae, CA
I am so happy with my trees. I was ready to just take them completely out of my garden. Thanks to Joe and his vision the trees look healthier and straighter. By cutting off certain branches, the trees became an asset to my garden.
Grace C., Greenbrae, CA
Joe was very knowledgeable and courteous. I would definitely refer him and his work along with his crew, they were excellent. I am so happy with my trees now. I was ready to just take them completely out of my garden. Thanks to Joe and his vision the trees look healthier and straighter. By cutting off certain branches, the trees became an asset to my garden.
Grace C., Greenbrae, CA
They are all very knowledgeable about what needs to be done with our trees. They always do a fantastic job.
Gerry D., Novato, CA
I was not home at the time of service but everything looked great when I returned home. Joe does a great job.
Barbara W., Corte Madera, CA
Joe is very professional, we are very satisfied with the work.
Steve B., Novato, CA
I chair a landscape committee for 148 home owners. Joe Bartl has been invaluable through his knowledge, advice, performance, and follow up. Looking forward to future projects.
Richard W., Corte Madera, CA
Joe Bartl and the two crew members, Ivan and Cesar, went beyond your high standards to insure our needs were fulfilled. One tree succumbing to Sudden Oak Death and a number of overhanging Oak branches to our driveway were removed cleanly. They were responsive to our requests as we watched their work.
Richard S., Novato, CA
Joe was really amazing. Showed up on time, took a survey of the property, and made a great recommendation right away. When the guys showed up to do the work, Joe came with them to get them started and they completed the work on time and cleaned everything. Job was done well, finished on time, and was done at a reasonable price. I would definitely use Bartlett again, especially with Joe as my consultant.
Nile R., Novato, CA
Joe and his crew were outstanding. I am a very happy client.
Stan R., Novato, CA
In researching Arborists, I was especially attracted to a photo of the Bartlett San Rafael crew. It was inclusive of every level of personnel and background. That photo created an impression of a team. Sent to our location was Joe Bartl, who was knowledgeable, patient, immediately responsive, and consistently professional. Scott and Angel were efficient, thoughtful, thorough, and professional at trimming as planned. They respected our property, carefully avoiding any damage, and often asked for our opinion. The effort was collaborative and well placed. We have had other Arborists do work in our yard but not with the same expertise, diligence, respect, and tidiness.
Richard S., Novato, CA
My Oak is in much better shape than my next door neighbors thanks to Bartlett.
Mike B., Novato, CA