Sequoia Tree Service was founded by Gary D. Kaercher Jr. in 2012. After having had a start in the tree care industry exploring the dense timber regions of Northern Michigan along the Canada border starting at the age of five with his uncle who worked for the United States Forestry Service (USFS), and Gary’s father who often worked alongside him, Gary's roots exploring tree's started early in life. He has also spent time working on his families trees (felling by hand with an axe) up in the mountains of North Carolina along the Tennessee border.
Having moved to Northern California in the late 1990’s from Boston, MA he held a career in the tech sector of Silicon Valley. However after the natural and intrinsic instinct to get back to his roots he began a career in the tree care industry, where he started out as a ground man, quickly worked his way up to climber, and than foreman. Most notably though he held the role of Chief Operations Officer for one of the oldest tree services in Northern California working for one of the states most prominent arborists. Gary has also worked as an independent contractor for several reputable Bay Area Arborists, Tree Services, & Tree Surgeons.
Currently Gary D. Kaercher Jr. holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) in Political Science from San Francisco State University(SFSU), & an Associate in Arts degree (A.A.) in Liberal Arts from Berkeley City College(BCC). As well he is a member of the International Society of Arboriculture(ISA), Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture(WCISA), Tree Care Industry Association(TCIA), American Phytopathological Society(APS), Society of American Foresters(SAF), and the California Society of American Foresters(CalSAF). His academic initiatives and interests include preparing for the (ISA)certified arborist exam, tree research in urban forestry, tree biology and structural pathology, and carbon sequestration in trees.
Sequoia Tree Service is licensed with the State of California Contractors State License Board (CSLB), with a C-61-Limited Specialty Classification D-49-Tree Service (C61/D49).