Local Manager & Arborist Representative
Josh Darkow, Local Manager & Arborist Representative at Bartlett Tree Experts, works out of our Springfield, VA office.
More about Josh Darkow
Joshua has been passionate about forestry since his childhood when he helped his grandfather on his farm during the summer months. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resource. During his studies at Virginia Tech, Joshua served 8 years with the Virginia National Guard and was deployed overseas.
Attracted to Bartlett Tree Experts’ scientific approach to tree care, Joshua joined our Springfield office in 2007 as a Plant Health Care Technician. Since then he has steadily climbed through the ranks of Climber, Crew Foreman, and to Arborist Representative.
Josh is the Local Manager for the Springfield, VA office and provides tree and shrub care services to residential and commercial properties in Alexandria and Lorton.
What Our Customers Are Saying About Josh Darkow
All of the Bartlett representatives were helpful, friendly, and courteous. They acted very professionally and did a great job at trimming my tree so that it looks more natural than previous trimmings.
Leslie G., Alexandria, VA
All staff, Josh, and his crew are always very professional and easy to work with to schedule and work out a plan for what needs to be done. They answer my many questions and I rely on them every season of every year.
Margaret B., Alexandria, VA
Josh has been terrific in every aspect of how he performs his position. He has been extremely helpful and supportive over the many years that I have been with Bartlett. Every crew member that has come to my property has been extremely helpful and professional and have done a terrific job. The administrative staff have always been nice and very helpful and supportive.
Rachel M., Alexandria, VA
I want to applaud Josh Darkow, the Bartlett Tree expert who services my and my mother's property, as well as the properties of several of my gardening business clients. His service is always exemplary. Whenever I contact him with a question or concern he shares his expertise and provides guidance on the best approach. His assessments and treatment plans have enhanced all of the gardens noted above. His team is professional, timely, and readily responds to inquires when onsite and I attribute this to his leadership.
Jean M., Alexandria, VA
Arborist Joshua Darkow is exceptional to work with and I cannot recommend him more highly. He arranged for scale treatment for my Crape Myrtle and Camellias recently. Will arrived promptly for that appointment, and the experience could not have been better. Just excellent in knowledge, communication, professionalism, attention to details, and with the utmost care while on my property. The discovery of this scale was a frightening surprise, but having Joshua and Will address it perfectly turned the entire experience into quite an uplifting one.
Laura B., Alexandria, VA
We have used Bartlett for decades. Our Bartlett Arborist Representative is very knowledgeable and gives us good advice on work definitely needed to save a tree or take down a tree and what work could wait or is not needed at all. He is also pro-active in identifying threats to our trees and recommending action.
Elizabeth S., Alexandria, VA
Josh was very helpful and responsive to emails and facilitated the work. The crew that did the trimming was professional and very tidy. The person that did the spraying was courteous and professional.
Greg V., Alexandria, VA
Josh provides expert advice. My shrub conditions have improved remarkably since I have worked with him.
Joseph J., Alexandria, VA
This was my first experience with Bartlett and I am very satisfied. The interaction with the staff and workers was courteous and everything was explained in great detail. I would definitely recommend the company to my friends and family.
Mary S., Lorton, VA
I could not be more pleased with the Bartlett crew who were at the job site and the fact that Josh also came to make certain we were all on the same page with the trimming. This was the first time I had been able to see the job being done. Could not be happier with the results and I am sure the trees will thrive.
Marilyn L., Alexandria, VA
Josh Darrow is awesome to work with and I so appreciate how beautiful our property is with the help of Josh and his crew.
Andrea B., Alexandria, VA
Josh Darrow is awesome to work with and I so appreciate how beautiful our property is with the help of josh and his crew.
Andrea B., Alexandria, VA
We only use their spraying services for deer repellent but they are very efficient. I receive a phone call the night before the service and upon arrival they knock on the door to let us know they are here and check if we have additional concerns.
Joanne W., Alexandria, VA
All Bartlett staff, especially Josh Darrow, are friendly, helpful, and courteous.
Sheila W., Alexandria, VA
Josh has always been professional, informative, and courteous. I don not know the crew member names, but the ones I have dealt with have been excellent.
Mary B., Alexandria, VA
Very happy with the service. I have finally found a company in which I can have confidence. Josh is fantastic. Will recommend Bartlett without hesitation.
Nanci P., Alexandria, VA
We have used several tree companies over the years, and yours is by far the most up to date and knowledgeable we have found. Josh is a friendly and expert arborist. The men who trimmed our tree took their time and did a fantastic job. It looks so much better.
Sheila W., Alexandria, VA
We have used Bartlett twice in the last few weeks. On the first visit, I greatly appreciated how hard the crew worked to save our shed and fence when it was endangered by a large fallen branch. They were successful, which saved us a lot of money in repair work. The second service was simpler (if climbing in a tree with a chainsaw can ever be called simple) and they did a great job.
Linda A., Alexandria, VA
I have never had anything less than a good experience in my communications with anyone from Bartlett. That seems so unusual that it must surely reflect the character of the company. Everyone, by phone, email, or in person, has been helpful, courteous, and kind in routine and stressful situations. I am always glad to see a crew arrive and always feel just as pleased with them when I am thanking them and waving good-bye at the end of the job. I especially appreciate the attention Bartlett pays to safety as tree work is fraught with hazard. The crews are always very professional and never cavalier as they approach the unique challenge of each job. I am happy to say, without reservation, that Josh Darkow embodies the excellence of Bartlett. I first met Bartlett about a decade and a half ago when their crew carefully and safely removed a very tall double-trunked tree that had uprooted during a wind storm and was resting atop my house. I have been a devoted customer ever since, most recently when an out-of-town crew took good care of another giant brought low by high winds. In between these two unplanned events, Bartlett has taken excellent routine care of my cherished trees, from pruning to removal when necessary. In good times and bad, Bartlett is the best. I am grateful to the neighbor who recommended them to me. I now have no hesitation in recommending them to others.
Helen C., Alexandria, VA
I was very impressed with the caring attitude toward my Peach Tree displayed both by the arborist and the crew members, who showed up on time, and did an excellent job.
Alice F., Alexandria, VA
I have never had anything less than a good experience from Bartlett. That seems so unusual that it must surely reflect the character of the company. Everyone, by phone, email, or in person, has been helpful, courteous, and kind in routine and stressful situations. I am always glad to see a crew arrive and always feel just as pleased with them when I am thanking them and waving good-bye at the end of the job. I especially appreciate the attention Bartlett pays to safety. The crews are always very professional and never cavalier as they approach the unique challenge of each job. I am happy to say, without reservation, that Josh Darkow embodies the excellence of Bartlett.
Helen C., Alexandria, VA
Josh was very knowledgable and understanding of my concerns. He and his very polite crew did a first rate job pruning a very large American Elm that had grown too close to an old slate roof. After they completed the job, I have an even more elegantly shaped tree with less potential for damage during a storm.
Betsy M., Alexandria, VA
100% professional and courteous. They went the extra effort to take care of our landscaping and hard scale during a very difficult tree removal and clean up operation. We will use Bartlett Tree Service again and will recommend you to our friends and neighbors.
David C., Alexandria, VA
My husband and I are very pleased with the results of the tree work done by Elio, Miguel, and Ramon. They carried out the detailed instructions per the contract written by our Bartlett representative, Josh Darkow. As the lead foreman, Elio, was excellent to work with because he made sure we understood and agreed with his instructions and he kindly and thoroughly addressed all our questions over the two days of work. So in other words he instilled confidence! All three men were friendly, polite, and most definitely hard working! We also are pleased with the way they removed the debris and left the yard and driveway in good order. I have already made a recommendation to a friend in our area who is considering tree work. I would not do that if I were not a very satisfied customer! Thanks and best regards.
Lola B., Alexandria, VA
I have always been impressed by the professionalism of everyone who has come to my home, and think highly of Josh Darkow, who has stopped by on more than one occasion to answer a question or look at my trees and give me his advice free of charge.
Nancy P., Alexandria, VA