Michael Abbott, Local Manager at Bartlett Tree Experts, works out of our Charlottesville, VA office.

More about Michael Abbott

Michael has a Master’s of Science in Forestry, and a Bachelor of Music and Horticulture. After earning his degrees, he pursued his interest in the green industry, becoming an employee of Bartlett Tree Experts in 2001.
As an Arborist Representative, Michael enjoys visiting clients’ properties to consult with them about their tree and shrub care needs. He is also his office’s Local Manager, having been promoted to this position in 2007.
He is an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist.
When he is not involved with arboriculture, Michael plays guitar, piano, sings and can be found happily leading music at his church every Sunday morning. He is an avid downhill skier, long distance runner, and loves being outside (even in bad weather).

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What Our Customers Are Saying About Michael Abbott

Thank you for the great job you did for us.
Leonard H., Charlottesville, VA

Michael and his crew responded almost instantly when two huge trees blew down and blocked our road on a freezing cold Friday two days before Christmas. The office was closed, but they helped us and made it possible for our entire neighborhood to safely get in and out. I could not be more grateful and thankful for their help. Thank you.
Dave O., Charlottesville, VA

Michael Abbot is great to work with. I trust his judgement and he follows through with everything as discussed. The crew Louis and two other crew members were courteous and professional. It was incredible watching them work in my big Oaks. They left everything neat.
Annette O., Charlottesville, VA

Very professional and polite. Addressed my concerns in a timely manner. I am pleased with the service Bartlett Tree Service provides.
Pat J., Charlottesville, VA

Michael Abbott seems to know what he is looking at and is helpful in identifying all trees in question. We like working with Michael Abbott.
James K., Crozet, VA

Briggs is great. Thanks.
Ed R., Charlottesville, VA

Very satisfied with the experience. The tree appearances are noticeably improved. Looking forward to the Fall pruning.
Tim O., Charlottesville, VA

I especially appreciate the call or message prior to whatever treatment is applied.
Elaine O., Charlottesville, VA

Michael Abbott is the best. Knowledgeable, kind, and truly caring about our property. We trust him and we recommend people call him when they have issues with their properties. Cole is our technician and is very helpful as well. He goes out of his way to check everything without our prompting him. Fabulous.
Fran B., Charlottesville, VA

Anthony was professional, courteous, and efficient. I can not imagine anyone doing a better job.
David B., Greenwood, VA

Michael Abbott is an amazing manager juggling many talented crews, and addressing many customers' needs.I highly respect Michael's professional judgement. I appreciate that Michael came out to my property to reassess his earlier work order of 12/21/2021 since my forest was significantly altered during the January 2022 severe ice storm. It was a big help in getting the job well done. My thanks to Michael and his talented crews.
John E., Charlottesville, VA

All staff is always awesome.
Kay G., Charlottesville, VA

Briggs is fantastic. He always listens and addresses my concerns. Michael is great as well. I have worked with him for years.
Cathy K., Charlottesville, VA

Jared did a lovely job, making a few spraying changes since some of the original plant material had been removed. I recently worked with Ian and another gentleman who delivered chips to us. There was a bit of difficulty with one dumping site but Ian remained good humored and professional until the problem was resolved. Regarding chip delivery, Ian and I identified three other locations for dumping chips that will present no difficulty for future loads.
Diane L., Charlottesville, VA

The young men who spray always call before they come. They are always courteous.
Tory B., Charlottesville, VA

My Bartlett Arborist came to my property originally very soon after I requested service, and took the time to look closely at everything I was interested in having done. He also responded quickly to my emails when the proposal was under consideration. Bartlett crew members were excellent, so courteous and caring with my concerns about the various items they were taking care of, and quickly adapted to a new need, calling my Arborist on the spot, getting the price for me in a short time and then doing the additional job. They were obviously very experienced, worked as a team using their excellent equipment, care of my property, and most of all seemed several steps more interested in what they were doing and anxious to do all correctly than the case with most workers nowadays. They were a pleasure to have working on my property as opposed to the usual people I have had doing jobs at my home, inside or outside, in recent years. I am usually very relieved to say goodbye to most of them when they leave with one or two exceptions. Just the opposite with the Bartlett staff. I was actually sorry to see them leave.
Joan B., Charlottesville, VA

Very pleasant and knowledgeable staff. They do the work they promised to do and clean up so well it is hard to tell where they worked. They are most responsive with answers to questions. I will use them for all future issues involving my trees. They are a best in class.
John C., Charlottesville, VA

The arborist I work with, Michael Abbott, is knowledgeable and professional. I have enjoyed our interactions and have learned a great deal from our discussions. He is easy to work with. I look forward to our continued collaboration to improve my property’s trees and shrubs.
Gordon M., Charlottesville, VA

The arborist I work with, Michael Abbott, is knowledgeable and professional. I have enjoyed our interactions and have learned a great deal from our discussions. He is easy to work with. I look forward to our continued collaboration to improve my property’s trees and shrubs.
Gordon M., Charlottesville, VA

All crew members, crew leaders, and arborist are professional, well trained, industrious and cordial.
Lisa A., Charlottesville, VA

The treatment this week went very well. Your technician was very helpful. He helped me cover and uncover the vegetable garden to block any drifting spray. Much appreciated.
Jeffrey S., Charlottesville, VA

The treatment this week went very well. Your technician was very helpful. He helped me cover and uncover the vegetable garden to block any drifting spray. Much appreciated.
Jeffrey S., Charlottesville, VA

The gentleman who came to do the fertilizing and the others who came to do the tree trimming were all outstanding. They did a great job, cleaned things perfectly when done, and were courteous, professional, and informative while they were here. They should all be commended for the great job they did. If all your employees are like them, I am confident you will never receive a complaint about your company. Keep up the great work.
Judy W., Charlottesville, VA

Briggs kept in touch with me about his arrival time so I could be sure our dogs would be out of his way. Once here, he was personable, and easy to talk with. He pointed out a pest problem I had not seen so I have scheduled that for attention. We have been Bartlett clients for years and never disappointed.
Harris R., Charlottesville, VA

I believe Mr. Abbott conducted a thorough review of the trees on our property and gave a very useful assessment of the work and projected cost. He also discussed the work that I was asking to be done and explained what and how it would be conducted as well as gave me a fair price for the work involved. I believe he put my interest and needs foremost in his proposal.
Ted H., Charlottesville, VA

Michael was so knowledgeable regarding our tree issues. He was also professional and considerate. He gave us a great plan for helping two trees on our property.
Becky B., Charlottesville, VA

A wonderful staff. I especially admire the work of Hunter who has not only a vision for what he is doing, but handles it like an artist. And of course, Michael Abbot , who is always there when you need him. Thanks for the excellent work.
Donna E., Charlottesville, VA

Courteous and prompt. Very happy with Michael and his crew. Have referred Bartlett to others.
Kay G., Charlottesville, VA

I am deeply grateful to Michael Abbott for his many years of service. He is knowledgeable, thoughtful, proactive, responsive, and concerned about the health of my trees. He takes the time to explain his vision and the reasons for the services he provides, and I always trust his recommendations. Michael has always provided a qualified and capable crew, most recently Briggs, who is capable and courteous. I look forward to many more years of working with Michael Abbott and am grateful to be a Bartlett Tree Experts client.
A. Gutauskas, Charlottesville, VA

Michael was very knowledgeable and put our minds at ease about our many trees. The other crew members have been polite and I appreciate their communicating with me.
Kay G., Charlottesville, VA

Always been very pleased with their services. Thank you.
John and Anne S., Charlottesville, VA

Great service! Saved several of our very old English Boxwood.
Martha C., Charlottesville, VA

I have a great relationship with my arborist representative, Michael Abbott, and always look forward to working with him and your qualified and friendly staff. The trust I have in them is so very valuable as we care for our "pet" trees.
Edith M., Charlottesville, VA

It is a pleasure to work with Michael and the crew. Hunter with the tree take down and Briggs who did the tree fertilization are a real credit to Bartlett Tree Service.
Jim M., Charlottesville, VA

Michael is great. He knows exactly what needs to be done and does not try to take advantage of his customers. The crew was very friendly.
Eileen T., Charlottesville, VA

We are always happy to see a Bartlett service man.
Charles V., Charlottesville, VA

Thank you for Bartlett’s immediate response to our downed Elm limb on Monday. We appreciated your inspection visit, especially when I went out to clip some Hellebores seed pods, I was amazed at how careful your folks were to minimize further damage even to many small or recently planted items. We are very grateful for all of the work.
Bobbi and Lewis B., Charlottesville, VA

So impressed with this company and all of the people we interacted with. Michael was extremely knowledgeable, honest, thorough, and professional. He diagnosed our fungal problem before the samples were taken for analysis, and was correct in his initial assessment regarding our laurels. Will be using Bartlett again in the future.
Carol D., Earlysville, VA

It is always a pleasure to work with Michael Abbott. I was concerned about how many plants might be harmed given the location of the work, I was amazed at how very well all of them came through the day. I have always been impressed by how thorough the cleanup is.
Edith M., Charlottesville, VA

Top level of satisfaction. Perfection in professionalism. Guys were friendly and did a great job cleaning up.
Philip K., Charlottesville, VA

Michael is terrific, knowledgeable, and friendly. The crew who handled the service was also great, well trained, and personable.
Mike S., Charlottesville, VA

Team did a terrific job. The place was a jungle, and they did so well. So happy to see Ray, he was proactive about drenching. Now everything looks so much better.
Jerrie S., Wintergreen, VA

Bartlett could not be more professional, knowledgeable, and friendly.
Libby W., Charlottesville, VA

Very knowledgeable and professional. Trees look great.
Rae S., Charlottesville, VA

I showed the crew man a broken limb on a young maple, just to ask his advice. He immediately turned his attention to the limb, went to his truck for a pole saw, and removed the broken limb as well as trimming some leafy overgrowth that was weighing down other branches. He cleaned it all up, wow, all that and polite too.
Kelly K., Charlottesville, VA

If you want a job done right, these are the men to ask for.
Joan R., Charlottesville, VA

Michael always goes above and beyond and his knowledge is without equal. Ray is such a nice man. He made sure he knew where every boxwood was and was unflustered by the difficult job at hand on such a hot day. Hats off to them both.
Fran B., Charlottesville, VA

Your crew did a terrific job of taking care of our trees. They were friendly and supportive of our needs.
J.V., Charlottesville, VA

I was concerned, in advance, about the work and actually hoped my beau would be the one home. However, I was home and I couldn't be happier that it worked out that way. The crew spoke with me about the plans for the day, our concerns, and requests. Throughout the day, they treated our property and questions with the utmost professionalism. They exhibited great care in accessing the trees. It was evident that the crew was knowledgeable, and cared about their work. I am sure we care about our landscape as some people care about their pets. It couldn't have been easy for your crew to meet our expectations but they exceeded them.
N. P., Charlottesville, VA

I always enjoy talking to Michael Abbott about the tree work we need done. He is very knowledgeable and very helpful in setting priorities and planning for future work.
J.F., Charlottesville, VA

Michael Abbott and his crew were very professional and courteous. Upon arrival at my house all of the crew came to the front door and introduced themselves. This level of professionalism is uncommon and much-appreciated!
K. P., Ivy, VA

I was pleased by how they were able to get to the back of our house in their truck with essentially no damage, for how they cleaned up afterwards, and for their keeping to the appointment time.
S. S., Charlottesville, VA

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