Richard Barker

Richard Barker

Assistant Local Manager & Arborist Representative

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Richard Barker, Assistant Local Manager & Arborist Representative at Bartlett Tree Experts, works out of our Indianapolis, IN office.

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Richard Barker began his career in arboriculture after graduating with a degree in Forestry from Purdue University. Richard spent a number of years as an Urban Forester for the City of Indianapolis and for Seattle Parks. He enjoys working in the Indianapolis area and is a former board member for the Indiana Urban Forest Council.
Richard was recognized as the Outstanding Individual in Promoting the Principles of Urban Forestry in Indiana Award in1995 by the Council.
Richard specializes in delivering custom soil management and insect and disease programs that help client's trees thrive. He is a member of the Indiana Arborist Association, is an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist, and an Indiana Accredited Plantsman.

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What Our Customers Are Saying About Richard Barker

We really appreciate the fast response time to our need. Having the tree cleaned up one day after it was damaged by the storm was absolutely great.
Phil R., Indianapolis, IN

Thank you for taking such good care of our trees and property. We were very pleased with the work and team.
LeAnne L., Indianapolis, IN

Rick was very knowledgeable and gave great recommendations. Very easy to talk with. Crew came in, completed their work quickly, and left the yard as clean as when they came.
Paul R, Indianapolis, IN

I was very pleased with the service provided by Mr. Barker and the crew that pruned trees on my property. I especially appreciated that the pruning crew asked me to look at the trees when their work was completed, to be sure I was satisfied.
Marian F., Indianapolis, IN

Richard was actually taking care of business at an adjacent neighbor’s home. It appeared that he was finishing up with a customer. I literally pulled my car over when I saw the logo on his vehicle. We chatted briefly about what I needed. He was most accommodating and agreed to stop right then and came and took a look at my situation. I found him to be efficient, professional, flexible, and accommodating.
Wendy P., Greenwood, IN

Always assured The Bartlett crew will do a great job in maintaining the integrity of the growth habits of each tree even when significant trimming was needed. They made sure that everything was to our satisfaction before departing.
Debra H., Greenwood, IN

Everyone we have dealt with has been extremely professional, knowledgeable, and timely.
Grier H., Greenwood, IN

We have never had an experience with anyone from Bartlett that has not been positive. Our Arborist, Richard Barker, has always been absolutely wonderful. From concerns about specific trees to dealing with extensive destruction caused by AT&T when running fiber optic lines, Rick has always been so kind, so helpful, and so knowledgable. We are so very fortunate to have him as our arborist.
Leslie C., Greenwood, IN

Loved the service and the consultation was a wonderful experience. I will recommend Bartlett to any of our friends or family looking for tree or yard service.
Brain B., Indianapolis, IN

Richard was so nice to work with planning what to plant and what to remove from my landscape. Bobby and Austin did a great job planting everything and removing the Hawthorn Tree and Thorn Bush. I would definitely chose Bartlett again for any landscaping projects.
Donna Z., Plainfield, IN

Everyone on your staff has been courteous, helpful, and professional. Have in the past recommended your services and will continue to do so. Thank you.
Sherry G., Plainfield, IN

Everyone has been great to work with.
Barb E., Indianapolis, IN

The two fellows who trimmed my tree were professional, friendly, and helpful. I liked the result of my trees.
Tom B., Camby, IN

Very professional and knowledgeable staff. Always responsive and helpful.
Steven P., Indianapolis, IN

Richard was great to work with. Will definitely use him in the future.
Conor B., Indianapolis, IN

Every single person on the Bartlett team was competent, knowledgeable, efficient, and friendly. Having a qualified work team and proper equipment makes the difference between a professional job and a hack job. Bartlett wins hands down.
Bob P., Greenwood, IN

Our investment of thousands of dollars for forty Norway Spruce trees was in dire jeopardy due to inexperienced landscapers. In desperation, we called Bartlett Tree Experts to see if they could help save our trees. A thorough inspection was done by Mr. Barker, all questions were answered in detail, and advice was given based on his observations. We are first time customers and are very pleased with the service provided. Our advice is to contact Bartlett instead of hiring a landscaper. We would have saved three trees and our bad backs had we called them first.
Cathy S., Mooresville, IN

Our Arborist is Rick Barker. He is professional, knowledgeable, and explains things in detail.
Sandi S., Indianapolis, IN

Richard Barker the arborist is very knowledgeable about trees, very professional, and likeable. The crew were experts with the trees and makes me feel like I have no concerns when they work on my trees. The trees are doing great under Bartlett’s care.
Jeanne S., Indianapolis, IN

Rick Barker is professional and great to work with.
Sandi S., Indianapolis, IN

The crew was WONDERFUL. I was so worried about the amount of pruning of fire blight that had to be done, and they did a spectacular job. The trees look clean but not stripped. The site was cleaned up perfectly, and they worked really hard to get it right. Rick is always a trusted advisor. We are in the process of purchasing a new wooded lot we plan to build on nearby, and I will definitely be calling when we gain access to have Rick walk the lot with me and give his thoughts on tree preservation.
Thomas F., Indianapolis, IN

Very informative not only with trees in need of help but with general landscaping questions.
Sherry G., Plainfield, IN

Rick is the best. He always comes by and checks up on the job after the workers are finished, If they forgot to do something or I have a small complaint, he takes care of it. He comes out after I request a job to be done, and walks around with me so he gets a full understanding of what we are needing done. He is very knowledgeable and courteous.
Rebecca A., Indianapolis, IN

Extremely satisfied with service and results. Will recommend your company to any and all who ask.
Bill S., Avon, IN

All visits were helpful and I will use them again for sure.
Sherry G., Plainfield, IN

The crew is always polite and willing to explain what they are doing and why. Rick Barker is always willing to listen to my concerns and advise appropriately.
Julie H., Indianapolis, IN

Richard was very patient explaining what I should do and what I did not need to do. Incredible knowledge.
Ken W., Greenwood, IN

Mr. Barker and all other staff were excellent.
Marian F, Indianapolis, IN

I have been pleased with all interactions with Bartlett, from start to finish. They responded promptly to my initial request for an estimate. An appointment was made and the estimate was made in a timely fashion. All personnel were courteous, helpful, and prompt. There was good communication throughout and I was informed in advance when the pruning was scheduled. The pruners arrived and worked hard throughout the day. They did a thorough job and were pleasant to interact with. They clearly knew what they were doing. Our tree is very big and overhangs the house. All the trimming was completed with no damage to our house. There were many branches trimmed and the clean up was satisfactory.
Michael H., Bloomington, IN

Rick Barker is the very best. He has been our arborist for decades.
Sue R., Indianapolis, IN

We have just had soil sampling done to see what treatment our Pin Oak tree needs. So far the service has been timely and Bartlett has been great. Rich Barker came to our house as soon as I called for service and he is great to work with.
Craig P., Indianapolis, IN

Very informative, knowledgeable, and responsive crew and staff. Great customer service.
Katie L., Indianapolis, IN

All the people I dealt with were very cordial and professional.
Larry G., Brownsburg, IN

Just had two of my Bradford Pear Trees pruned by Bartlett and I can not be more satisfied with the work they performed. They did an excellent job on keeping the natural look of the trees and you could not tell they were even here after they were done. They did an excellent job cleaning up. It was a crew of three guys and two trucks. Took them roughly three hours to complete the job. Bradford Pears are notorious for splitting and they gave good advise on future maintenance to help prevent the trees from splitting. Highly recommend Bartlett.
Frank L., Indianapolis, IN

Love this crew.
Thomas and Jennifer F., Indianapolis, IN

All representatives have been courteous, friendly, and competent.
Deborah M., Indianapolis, IN

Much of the work is done when we are not at home, but when we are, everyone has been very courteous. Richard Barker has always been wonderful, extremely knowledgeable, and always willing to answer questions and provide help. We feel so fortunate to have Richard as our arborist.
Leslie C., Greenwood, IN

Richard is always extremely helpful. He is a great asset to your company and our community.
Ryan P., Indianapolis, IN

Crew did a great job of pruning our shrubs. The boxwood hedge looks especially good.
Fred B., Avon, IN

Bartlett has been very responsive and professional. I have been impressed.
Michael B., Avon, IN

This is the first year we are using Bartlett. They did what we were told they would and it was done as scheduled. Even the little things like please close the gates when finished the job.
Martina M., Brownsburg, IN

Great as always, very pleased.
Brian O., Indianapolis, IN

Richard Barker has been helping us with our trees for years. He is the best!
Roxanne K., Indianapolis, IN

Crew was great, friendly, accommodating, and patient, even though it was really hot and very late in the day.
Brian O., Indianapolis, IN

Excellent work. Responsive. Prompt. Professional.
Scott T., Greenwood, IN

I was very pleased with the assessment and recommendation provided by Mr. Barker. He took the time to answer my questions and concerns while representing Bartlett in a very professional manner. The crew members were polite and professional. I am a very satisfied customer. I will utilize Bartlett in the future. I will utilize the company again. I received outstanding service from Bartlett.
Barbara F., Indianapolis, IN

Rick Barker does a great job, showing sincere interest in my property. Also, the crew leader is very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.
Joe S., Indianapolis, IN

They have all been polite and easy to talk to. Rick is very knowledgeable about trees and has helped me a lot.
Jim P., Greencastle, IN

I appreciate the professionalism and how clean and attentive the crew were when they removed our tree, as well as when treating the trees. The arborist was very knowledgeable and helpful with my concerns and helping get what I needed completed.
Mark W., Indianapolis, IN

Rick Barker did an excellent job and I will definitely use him and your company again for any tree issues that arise. Thanks!
Rick C., Indianapolis, IN

Richard Barker is a very knowledgeable arborist! He has always responded to any concerns we might have had over the past several years.
Sharon S., Avon, IN

The Bartlett Arborist has been very helpful and responsive to all of my questions. The other crew members left our property neat and clean after the work was done.
Timothy S., Greenwood, IN

Richard Barker has always been very prompt and knowledgeable.
Sharon S., Avon, IN

We're very pleased with all of your staff. Very courteous, thorough, and timely.
John S., Indianapolis, IN

Thank you so much for a job well done - a big job and a messy one. Your workers were great and polite so I wanted to send a thank you to everyone.
Vivian L., Beech Grove, IN

Because of the regular care, the trees in my yard look so much better than many in surrounding yards. All of the work is professionally done however, the tree trimmers of a few weeks ago did an especially good job and checked for my approval when they finished. I was impressed with the work. I have called several times when there was something that needed to be checked and Mr. Barker has come over to check out the problem and many times take care of it himself. I am a very satisfied customer.
Mary B., Indianapolis, IN

Speaking for the Eagle Trace Homeowners Association Board, we certainly appreciate the recent work by Bartlett to treat our 600 ash street trees for EAB. Richard Barker was wonderful to work with. Thank you for your product and process and professionalism to protect the beauty and property values of our neighborhood as we work to protect these trees.
HOA, Indianapolis, IN

I consider the care and health of my trees very important. Bartlett's gives me a quote in the spring and I can pick and choose what I feel I can afford. When other trees look less than healthy, mine look good. I appreciate this service.
Mary B., Indianapolis, IN

Rick was great to work with. He's very knowledgeable and explained things well to me.
Lisa S., Indianapolis, IN

Your crew did an exceptional job on the beech yesterday especially since it was cold and windy.
M. Miller, Indianapolis, IN

Rick Barker is my Arborist Representative. He has always been courteous and professional with me. He takes the time to answer my questions and if I have problems pop up, will come by and check it out for me in a timely manner. I know I am a minor customer by Bartlett standards, but I'm treated very well.
David B., Indianapolis, IN

Rick Barker was a delight as well as very informative about our tree problems. The crew who came to do the work were very polite, courteous, and cooperative in every way. The whole experience was great. I would recommend you in a heart beat. We are so grateful to Bartlett in stepping up to donate their services to Joy's House. Your commitment to us speaks volumes for the company. Thank you.
Joy's House, Indianapolis, IN

Richard Barker is amazing! He responds to numerous questions immediately. He is kind and caring about his job and customers! He is very competent. I am glad I have the Bartlett team caring for my landscape.
Carla R., Avon, IN

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