Riley Smith, Arborist Representative at Bartlett Tree Experts, works out of our Gaithersburg, MD office.
More about Riley Smith
Riley Smith was born in Washington, D.C. and was raised in the surrounding suburbs. His love for the outdoors was stoked at an early age during numerous outings with his family camping, back country hiking, and during adventurous canoe trips navigating many of Maryland's waterways. He spent three years of his childhood living overseas in Japan. His adventures didn't stop there. His family continued their exploration and climbed Mt. Fuji. This collection of life experiences led him to attend the University of TN where he obtained a BS in Forestry Wildlife and Fisheries Science. There, he gained a deeper understanding of the natural world around him. Upon graduation, he took a position with Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources as a watershed forester and rose to the ranks of Forestry Coordinator for the Chesapeake Bay. To broaden his knowledge of trees in the urban environment, he decided to branch out into the arboricultural world. Today, Riley is a Certified Arborist Representative. He is a licensed tree expert, ISA Certified Arborist, Qualified Tree Risk Assessor, and Plant Health Care Specialist. He and his wife of 19 years enjoy spending quality time with the two kids broadening their curiosity and wonders of the natural world around them.
What Our Customers Are Saying About Riley Smith
Riley is very personable, knowledgeable, full of options, and helpful information. He helps us understand what we need to do and why. We have full confidence in his recommendations as well as the men who come to do the work. We love and trust Bartlett.
Margaret G., Kensington, MD
We so appreciate the care and attention you have given to my trees and shrubs. We feel so fortunate to have your expertise available to us. I want to send a special thanks to Marcus, who came to take care of the compacted soil and to add bio-char to the Stewartia tree in our back yard. He was friendly, courteous, and highly competent. He was careful in getting the electrical supply to the back yard. He left the site in excellent shape. I was so impressed with him and want the managers of Bartlett to know how well he represented the company.
Thomas M., Kensington, MD
Riley is always helpful and very knowledgeable. We have been very happy with our Bartlett service.
Terri W., Kensington, MD
Riley was extremely knowledgeable and professional. He developed a cost effective plan for ridding my invasive Wisteria. Hector and his crew arrived Several days later and got the job done. They did a remarkable job trimming trees and cleaning up the Wisteria. I highly recommend Bartlett. They are reasonably priced, efficient, and very knowledge.
Diana C., Rockville, MD
We have been enjoying great support from Riley Smith and the rest of the Bartlett team.
Samuel R., Derwood, MD
We would definitely work with Bartlett and with Riley again in the future.
David G., Kensington, MD
Riley Smith has been a 'find' for us. He has treated us with total courtesy and respect in every single encounter. His advise and educational commentary is spot on.
Thomas M., Kensington, MD
Riley Smith could not have been more cooperative and helpful. Because it was a drizzly day he was able to divert a team to handle my small job since their larger job was not possible, and I got my trees taken down the same day. When they were done you could not tell they had been there, everything was neat and clean. I would definitely recommend Bartlett.
Caroline R., Derwood, MD
Riley Smith and Hector were knowledgeable, professional, friendly, good communicators, responsive, and a pleasure to work with. I did not talk with the crew member who ground the stump, although he was punctual and left the site clean and tidy.
Linda D., Kensington, MD
Riley has worked hard to repair my complete disappointment with the trimming job from last winter. Riley is a concerned and honorable representative. I wish he had been in charge the last two years.
Alvin G., Kensington, MD
Riley is great.
Leslie W., Kensington, MD
Riley is super helpful, answers all the questions, and gives you quality time.
Margarita B., Silver Spring, MD
Special thanks to Riley Smith for his kindness and continuous attention to my property and the landscape. We were served by Riley Smith and staff for a number of years and were always pleased with their attention and professionalism.
Kathryn L., Rockville, MD