M.D. Skeet, Commercial Arborist at Bartlett Tree Experts, works out of our Bolingbrook, IL office.

More about M.D. Skeet

Skeet has had a life-long passion for trees. He earned an A.A. in Forestry from Paul Smith’s College, and gained experience in sustainable management of the college’s 14,000-acres property within the Adirondack Park in upstate New York. Skeet then earned a B.S in Forestry and a M.S in Resource Management from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York.

In 1991, Skeet relocated to Illinois and successfully passed the International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist examination, becoming 126th Certified Arborist in the state of Illinois. Presently, there are over 1,600 Certified Arborists in Illinois. Also, Skeet has TRAQ certification, which is the Tree Risk Assessment Qualification.

As a Commercial Arborist, Skeet enjoys sharing his knowledge of trees as a guest speaker at garden clubs, nurseries, and garden centers. Additionally, he has served as a guest instructor at Joliet Junior College and the Morton Arboretum. Appointed by Mayor George Pradel, Skeet served as a Naperville Riverwalk Commissioner from 2006 to 2011. On Chicagoland radio, Skeet was honored to be a guest speaker several times on the Bill Moller show, WGN 720 AM and on the Mike Nowak show, 1590 WCGO which covers Chicagoland and five other markets across the country.

A career highlight was when Skeet testified with Senator Connelly before the Illinois House of Representatives Agriculture and Conservation Committee in Springfield, Illinois, as to the need for public funding to preserve many ash trees. In 2015, the Illinois Motor Fuel Tax was amended to allow funds to be used for treatment of right of way Ash trees.

Skeet is very familiar with homeowner associations as past president of 80-unit, self-managed association with a pool and club house. He is also director on the Naperville Area Homeowner Confederation, CAI member, CAI certified instructor, and is the Arborist for over 50 associations. Skeet promotes the ‘GreenTeam’ concept where the Property/Community Manager, Board of Directors/Landscape Committee, Landscaper and Certified Arborist/Skeet all work together.

Skeet and his wife, Laura, reside in Naperville, with their hearing impaired cat, Timber. You may find them in the community either volunteering at their neighborhood church or at the Northern Illinois Foodbank.




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What Our Customers Are Saying About M.D. Skeet

I have been working with Skeet for many years, absolutely will use him where ever I can. He is wonderful to work with and I especially like that he takes the time and offers to meet with boards to explain the proposal and the importance of tree care.
Mary S., Plainfield, IL

Always professional in all dealings with me. I appreciate Skeet’s depth of knowledge. I love the simple fact he is always ready to serve and assist. We never do anything with our trees until Skeet approves. The crew that was recently here were sharp and got the work done safely and correctly. It is neat how one can not tell from street level that the tree has had a structural trim. They really liked working together.
Bob B., Naperville, IL

Skeet is always responsive and informative.
Rich C., Naperville, IL

The company representative was friendly and helpful answering my questions about the irregular leaf pattern with our backyard Ash.
Bill M., Clarendon Hills, IL

Our arborist, Skeet, is knowledgeable and adresses all our questions and concerns in a very easy to understand way. He arrives when he says he will. Hector, who treats our many trees is very friendly, efficient, and polite. Whenever there is a need to call the office, it is so refreshing to get friendly human voices rather than the scripted message. Bartlett is a joy to work with.
Sonni H., Aurora, IL

Friendly, knowledgable, and easy to work with.
Libby S., Naperville, IL

We love Skeet, he does a fantastic job and Bartlett Tree Service does not take advantage of customers like some other services around the Chicagoland area.
Rachel T., Aurora, IL

Skeet is clearly an expert and does a great job identifying problems and recommending treatments. He also does not rush the time he spends with me and takes the time to answer all of my questions which is greatly appreciated.
Judy S., Sugar Grove, IL

Skeet has been helpful and supportive in our efforts to save my ash tree. He understands how important the tree is to me and has given me hope that it may survive. The staff that comes to treat my tree is very professional. They always let me know when they are here and answer any of my questions.
Sona P., Oswego, IL

The crew that did the work was courteous and professional.
Fred D., Naperville, IL

Skeet's willingness to explain, his follow up,and general interaction bring value to the relationship.
Dan I., Naperville, IL

Skeet is a great representative of the company. Extremely knowledgable and he takes time to explain how and why a certain tree needs to be treated in simple, layman language. I never feel like he is "overselling" a service. The crew was extremely courteous and helpful. My only issue was that they forget to trim the tops of a few pine trees but it was quickly resolved. I will continue using and recommending Bartlett.
Jeff H., North Aurora, IL

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