About

Monarch Consulting Arborists is a solutions-oriented company whose mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals and communities through the preservation, safety and health of trees.

Monarch Consulting Arborists is a full service arboricultural consulting firm owned and operated by Richard Gessner.  I am an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Board Certified Master Arborist (WE-4341B) and an American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA) Registered Consulting Arborist® (#496) with over fifteen years experience in the field of arboriculture.  I have worked in residential, commercial and utility arboriculture throughout my professional career.  I also carry a California Qualified Applicators License (QL 104230) and am Tree Risk Assessor Qualified through the ISA.

I currently serve on the board of directors for the Western Chapter ISA (WCISA) and the Britton Fund, Inc.  I am an alternate member of the Tree Care Industry of America’s ANSI ASC A300 committee helping to evaluate and contribute to our industry standards.