Al Kolkind, Arborist Representative at Bartlett Tree Experts, works out of our Vernon, BC office.
More about Al Kolkind
Al grew up in the forestry town of Salmon Arm, B.C., this is where he became interested in arboriculture. Al’s interest in trees resulted in him teaching a Forestry Programme in a Kelowna high school. There he co-developed courses that included forestry and pre-apprenticeship Certified Utility Arborist (CUA).
Al retired from teaching and began a second career with his own landscape company. When the opportunity to work for Bartlett came about, he knew he had found his place. Here he could continue to be involved in arboriculture and landscapes, learn more about plant health care and be a part of Bartlett Tree Expert’s incredible team.
Al is an ISA Certified Arborist. As an Arborist Representative, he looks forward to providing his residential and commercial clients with timely and scientific-based tree care advice for many years to come.
His interests include traveling. Inevitably, Al visits places that have unique tree specimens. He’s visited the General Sherman Redwood, the Portland Arboretum and the Botanical Gardens in Singapore.
What Our Customers Are Saying About Al Kolkind
Our first experience with Bartlett was August
2017, one month after purchasing this property, when we had forty, yes F forty giant Fir trees removed that were deemed dangerous by your arborist at the time, Oliver Darby. He and the two crews were a pleasure to have around. They were very polite and professional. Their work was as quiet as possible and the daily clean up as well as the final were above and beyond expectations. We have recently contacted Bartlett regarding a possible problem with an older Mountain Ash. Al Kolkind has made a couple of visits to inspect and advise next steps which we are now in midst of doing. Al's knowledge, professionalism, patience, and advise is much appreciated. We will continue to refer Bartlett to any friends or neighbors needing tree service. Thank you.
R. Harvey, Vernon, BC
We called Bartlett Tree to remove a sick Walnut tree in our yard. Al came out and let us know what needed to be done, a timeline when he could get a crew out to do the work,and then sent along the quote that afternoon which was broken down into the work to be done and cost. The crew who came to remove the tree were professional, polite, and took the time to make sure our next door neighbor was informed as to what they were going to do with the portion of the tree on her side. They did an amazing cleanup on both sides and made sure our neighbor was satisfied before they left which we really appreciated. Great company and staff to deal with.
Richard D., Vernon, BC
Al Kolkind, Bartlett Arborist, was very punctual, pleasant, approachable, and took the time to give a thorough appraisal of our yard needs and he listened carefully to what we had in mind. He came back to us that same day via e-mail with a quote carefully detailing the work and when the work could be done. The crew, Andrew and Tristan, were very punctual and walked our yard with us so that we could go over what was going to be done. They did an excellent job, working really hard to finish timely, and did a good cleanup. They were very friendly and obliging and we enjoyed their company on the property. They were both highly skilled. An excellent experience. We will definitely use the services of Bartlett in the future, based on a very good experience.
The Hallams, Coldstream, BC
Dealing with Al Kolkind was very positive. He was prompt, professional, and friendly. The crew was very good and communicated with us when needed. When the chip truck broke down they let us know they had to reschedule. We have used Bartlett in the past and will continue in the future. They are always our first call, especially in an emergency.
D. Leveille, Vernon, BC
The arborist gave us professional advice on our hedge and was very pleasant and informative. Crew did an excellent job and left our yard in neat condition.
J. Mussenden, Vernon, BC
Right from the beginning my experience with Bartlett was good. Al was well informed, kind, and he even gave me information on another tree we had. The men that cut down the tree were friendly, and did a great job, I hardly noticed they were here. They also cleaned up the yard, after the tree was cut down, much better than I had expected. I would definitely recommend Bartlett to my friends.
A. O'Brien, Vernon, BC