Taylor Duke, Arborist Representative at Bartlett Tree Experts, works out of our Georgetown, Seattle, WA office.
More about Taylor Duke
Taylor has been involved in tree care since his first internship with Bartlett in 2005. Following this exciting internship, Taylor returned to Virginia Tech in the Urban Forestry and Arboriculture program to pursue a degree in tree care. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Tech in 2008, he began a full time career in arboriculture with Bartlett Tree Experts in Northern Virginia area where he has been a resident since 2001.
Taylor has worked as a ground person, climber, crew leader, bucket operator, safety and training coordinator in the office and is currently 1 of 8 Arborist Representative in the office. He is a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and a Certified Tree Care Safety Professional through the Tree Care Industry Association. Taylor enjoys giving presentations to local industry organizations, assisting with Arboriculture courses at Virginia Tech, and volunteering with Decorate-A-Vet, a local charity that provides landscape services and decorates the homes of Veterans for the Holidays.
What Our Customers Are Saying About Taylor Duke
Great knowledge of the trees, and answered our concerns about how to manage them, giving information on how to care for them.
The work was done carefully and efficiently. Care was taken not to damage shrubs or fencing below where the large limbs were being cut. Since it was holiday time, I asked if we might have some of the greens from the fir trees, and the crew set bunches aside for me. In addition, I asked for the wood to be stored to use in our fireplace, and it was all cut and set aside for me. Great Job.
P. Winterstein, Seattle, WA
Taylor Duke and his team have done quite a bit of work in our garden the past two years. We have had tree removal, all trees trimmed, air spading, and Boost NK Liquid treatments. Taylor and his team are extremely knowledgeable and professional. They take the time to listen to my concerns and give me helpful advise. Even after trimming all the trees, They leave the property looking just as tidy as it did before they arrived, with the exception that our trees sparkle after professional trimming.
My trees are very important to me, ask anyone, iI love our trees. I have complete trust with Taylor and his team caring for our trees. Bartlett is always my answer when asked for an arborist referral, why look elsewhere when you have got the best.
Diane B., Seattle, WA
I requested that a particular tree be examined as I was concerned about it. The person doing the work evaluated it and got back to me right away as did Taylor. I really appreciate their responsiveness to any questions I have.
Georgia K., Kent, WA
Taylor came out to take a look at our Hazelnut tree. There was nothing to be done to save it, but the fact that he was honest, did not try to sell us on a partial solution that would not really help or other services we do not need was really appreciated. He was also friendly and professional, I could tell it would have been easy to work with him if we had ended up going that route. I am always hesitant to have someone come out to give a quote because of so many experiences with high pressure sales behavior, but no need to worry about that with this company
Harmony H., Tukwila, WA
Crew was awesome. They were knowledgeable and did a great job of trimming our Wisteria and bringing to a healthy state. They also educated us on the maintenance and how to keep it clean going forward. Really appreciate all their work in pouring rain.
Amina S., Seattle, WA
Very professional, courteous and helpful with all my questions. The crew that came out worked hard on a very wonky Magnolia and I look forward to enjoying my tree again.
Jeannette M., Renton, WA
Our treatment was wonderful from bid to finished product. Very friendly and respectful crew. Very competitive price and boom truck keep people off of ladders which was a much safer process than the other bids we received that would use ladders.
Zachery M., Seattle, WA
Every member of the team I talked to, from Taylor to the work crew, I was very impressed with the friendliness and professionalism of each and every person. As a female homeowner getting estimates on jobs often, unfortunately, leads to being told what needs to be done without explanations such as the benefits of certain services and reasons why. Taylor was very thorough and helped me understand what needed to be done and why, which I appreciate so much. He was not here just to sell me on whatever he could talk me into but answered my questions and how I can keep my trees in the best shape. There was a lot to do and the estimate was extremely reasonable in comparison to the other estimates I received. Thank you to Taylor and team.
Jori M., Seattle, WA
Seattle Tree Preservation took care of our property for over thirty years. It was worrisome when John retired, but all involved made the transition to Bartlett seamless. Bartlett has proved to be extremely professional and they have our complete confidence.
Marsha M., Seattle, WA
Bartlett’s staff and crew were beyond incredible to work with. The level of professionalism, care, and experience was shown in the work on our property. The crew was extremely polite and timely in getting the work done. We would happily have Bartlett at our property again. An overall fantastic experience from start to finish, and a beautiful result in our front yard.
Lindsay P., Tacoma, WA
Taylor Duke was very helpful in determining what needed work and the long range plans for keeping things growing and happy. I really appreciated his input and trust his advice.
Georgia K., Kent, WA
The crew took a lot of pride in their work. We are very pleased how beautiful and healthy all the trees on our property look because of your company.
Dee M., Newcastle, WA
Bartlett was very professional, friendly, took the time to explain to me the work that was done and addressed my questions and concerns.
Vicki B., Seattle, WA
Over the years, Bartlett's interactions and work have been great, cheerful, responsive, and willing to answer any and all of my many questions.
Alan W., Seattle, WA
We were very pleased with the wonderful service and very personable staff. They wasted no time and were very thorough in getting the job done. You could tell safety precautions were being followed as well. Afterward they moved back the yard furniture and left my yard very tidy. They also answered a question or two from the neighbors, which was a kind thing to do as both neighbors plan to use Bartlett in the future.
Chris P., Seattle, WA
Taylor is responsive, knowledgeable, and professional. I trust his suggestions, and truly appreciate the work that goes into making my yard look beautiful. I look forward to continue working with him and the Bartlett staff on both of my properties for years to come.
Miryah P., Seattle, WA
Good expertise and service. Gave advice for work that I did not hire Bartlett to do, which was very helpful. Minor hiccup with them forgetting to do one small task, but within a day or so they came back to finish up with no problems. The price quote for tree pruning was a bit high, but maybe due to higher expertise compared to other businesses.
Jim M., Seattle, WA
Taylor Duke always responds quickly. He had a crew out as soon as possible to clean-up large broken branches after the snow storm and even took away a large limb that fell from a neighbors tree.
Mary D., Seattle, WA
Care was taken to do no damage to either our house or the tree against which our tree had fallen. The broken branches on the Deodar Cedar were cleaned up per the contract and everything was done to give us the care we needed.
Paul W., Seattle, WA
Bartlett is awesome. Solid, professional, and friendly work.
Mascha K., Seattle, WA
Wonderful, professional service all around. We are very happy to know about Bartlett and will be using their services in all our future needs.
Doug D., Seattle, WA
Taylor Duke was very professional and helpful throughout the entire process and answered all of my questions and gave suggestions where needed. I would certainly recommend him to friends and I would use Bartlett Tree Experts again for my future tree needs. The crew did an expert job pruning my trees and left my property spotless.
Andrew H., Ashburn, VA
Taylor understood and clearly relayed to me what work needed to be done on our Bradford Pears. Edgar and his team were awesome, executing Taylor’s instructions perfectly and leaving the areas spotless. Thank you for a great experience.
Shelley H., Ashburn, VA
Professional, insightful, willing to listen to questions, ideas, concerns, and advise appropriately. Hands on and follow up are important to me and they came through. Taylor was involved and saw things through and the crew was very good, knowledgeable, and responsive.
David F., Great Falls, VA
The Bartlett staff was very nice and extremely knowledgeable about the bushes and our wonderful trees. They always let me know when they were here and what they were getting ready to do.
Linda J., Ashburn, VA