Forest Bowen III
Forest Bowen III, Arborist Representative at Bartlett Tree Experts, works out of our Gaithersburg, MD office.
More about Forest Bowen III
Forest Bowen has been in the Arboriculture industry ever since he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Resource Management from Virginia Tech in 2000. He is one of our Board Certified Master Arborists. He earned that credential in 2008, and has continued to maintain the rigorous standards associated with it ever since. Forest grew up in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia which helped establish a love for the natural world, spending many summers enjoying Smith Mountain Lake outside Roanoke Virginia. Forest also has a Tree Risk Assessment Qualification. He joined Bartlett after being employed with Wood Acres Tree Specialists for 17 years.
What Our Customers Are Saying About Forest Bowen III
Forrest was very knowledgeable, professional, and responsive, during the site visit and with several follow up questions I had. His obvious experience and professionalism made it reassuring to tackle such a big job. The crew was excellent too. They worked quickly and methodically and did an outstanding job. Their skill and expertise was impressive. I also talked several times with Dee Dee and other staff, who were all very courteous, helpful, and professional.
Taking down a big tree is expensive and a little daunting as a homeowner. Overall, we had an excellent experience with Bartlett and will recommend your company highly to any friends and neighbors who are looking for a referral. Every person we interacted with on the Bartlett team was knowledgeable, organized, courteous, and professional. Their expertise, responsiveness, and excellent work made the whole process seamless and easy. And we are thrilled with the results.Thank you.
Sherry S., Washington, DC
Excellent advice from everyone from the office to the crew. Everyone had the best interests of the health of the tree as well as the beauty of the landscape in mind. Thank you for taking such good care of our lovely Cherry tree.
Kelly G., Washington, DC
Forest Bowen was professional, knowledgeable, and friendly.
Susan K., Washington, DC
Forest Bowen is top notch, very knowledgeable, easy to work with and very responsive.
Howard F., Washington, DC
Forest Bowen, responded quickly to our needs and provided great service. Our crew leader, Santiago, was friendly and the crew did a great job.
Roberta D., Washington, DC
Gerry I., Gaithersburg, MD
Always prompt, courteous, and competent. Provide great service and calls back immediately.
Jane F., Washington, DC
I appreciate the friendliness of the office manager, of Forest Bowen’s prompt return-phone calls and of the service person’s work.
Mary Ann W., Washington, DC
Happy working with Forest Bowen over the years. Always gave good advice on tree matters. Tree removal done timely. and professionally by three man crew was excellent .Tree estimated at 75 feet in height. Very hot day, in high 90s. And, still all done perfectly.
William W., Washington, DC
Forest Bowen was thorough in his analysis of the aphid infestation of our Hackberry tree and provided us with a logical plan to attack the problem. We got a quote the same day and the work was scheduled to take place within a week. Sam, who was the technician for the job, efficiently completed the work, provided us with product information, and answered all of our questions. Most importantly, what they did worked.
Gordan M., Washington, DC
As always, courteous,and knowledgeable.
Fred S., Washington, DC
When the job was done, there were a few places where the trimming was not as clean as expected. Forest came by to review within twenty four hours. a crew came out and fixed things promptly. Worked out fine.
Michael M., Gaithersburg, MD
Great job.Thank you.
Ann Y., Washington, DC
Forest Bowen is amazing. Calm and responsive when limbs come as a surprise. Santiago and the crew are polite, efficient, and thorough. I have already recommended Bartlett to no fewer than six neighbors, who have used your services.
Caroline S., Washington, DC
Margaret D., Washington, DC
Forest is always friendly and helpful.
Kathryn S., Washington, DC
All helpful and knowledgeable. Appreciate that I get immediate responses to my concerns or questions. Thanks.
Eve B., Washington, DC
I appreciate the friendliness of the office manager, of Forest Bowen’s prompt return phone calls and of the service person’s work.
Mary Ann W., Washington, DC
The Bartlett team that did our work was the same team that has been here before to complete projects for us. They knew our property and did a great job removing some very large limbs from some very tricky locations.Forest Bowen did an incredible job coordinating everything and getting the job completed quickly.When I first called him he was in our neighborhood and I was actually talking with him as he pulled up in front of our house a minute later.It was as if he was waiting for my call. Very pleased with all of the service we received.
Ron F., Washington, DC
Everybody was professional and friendly.
Phillip L., Gaithersburg, MD
I have relied on Forest Bowen’s expertise and good judgement to take care of our trees for years. He is friendly, trustworthy ,and professional.
Anita C., Washington, DC
Forest Bowen is great. We have worked together for twenty years. He is dedicated and knows what I am concerned about.
Andrew Z., Gaithersburg, MD
Excellent service. I would recommend you to my friends.
Benita A., Washington, DC
Really appreciate the customer service and reliability of the staff and company.
Max A., Washington, DC
Forest is a knowledgeable representative of Bartlett.
Gerry I., Gaithersburg, MD
Forest Bowen is the reason I am a Bartlett customer. He always responds to my communications quickly. He gives helpful care recommendations. Sam, the fellow who does the treatments also provides very good service. I am a happy client, thanks to Forest and Sam.
John S., Washington, DC
Great service. Thanks guys.
Cristal B., Washington, DC
Very professional crew who also took time to answer our questions, did fantastic work, and cleaned all resulting debris. Forest was timely and responsive. He kept us informed of schedules and clearly knows the business, that and his name is perfect. We could not be happier with the results.
Kenneth C., Washington, DC
Forest Bowen was referred to me by a neighbor who spoke very highly of him. When he came to my property, he was very courteous, professional, responded to my concerns, and advised me about pruning the trees in question. He wrote up a plan on how and when to proceed. He also addressed my concerns about the health of one large Viburnum. In addition, Forest recommended scale and soil treatments for other trees. This reminded me that my two Crape Myrtles had suffered from an aphid attack a few years back but survived after emergency treatment. I definitely want to protect them and other trees and shrubs from further damage or disease by preventative treatment. Forest sent me the written programme plan in a very timely fashion which seemed very reasonable to me in scope and cost. I signed it and returned it quickly. My first treatment was complete within days by a very skilled and competent individual. I will be happy to recommend your company to other neighbors and friends when the opportunity presents itself. Since I do not do social media, I appreciate the opportunity to check the box below allowing you to use my comments while protecting my privacy.
Beth K., Washington, DC
Bartlett had sprayed our garden last year. Forest Bowen voluntarily returned this year and saw that our garden had not improved. He had our garden sprayed again this year and took another sample to the lab. You cannot ask for better service than that.
Susan K., Washington, DC
Crew was professional and efficient.
Carol F., Washington, DC
Thanks for your work in this difficult time.
Stefano V., Washington, DC
I trust Forest to see that my trees remain healthy.
Kathryn S., Bethesda, MD
Our representative was knowledgeable and transparent with what needed to be done. He was also very efficient in addressing the concerns of our yard.
John G., Gaithersburg, MD
Very helpful, knowledgeable, and very responsive to inquiries.
Lisa L., Washington, DC
Forest is always professional and explains everything so I can know what is going to be done. The crew is always courteous and they clean up everything before they leave.
Molly B., Washington, DC
After the job was done we had some questions about some additional branches we thought needed pruning and they returned without question and cheerfully took care of the additional work. We were so pleased by the wonderful service.
Jeannie B., Washington, DC
Everyone was courteous, prompt, and thorough. They did a great job solving the problem of tree limbs interfering with my electrical service lines.
Bridget B., Washington, DC
Forest Bowen has cared for our property for many years. He is very efficient and thorough in describing our needs to keep our trees and shrubs healthy and strong.
Jean H., Washington, DC
Forest is always very helpful and very professional to work with. He is the reason we continue to use Bartlett.
Peter F., Washington, DC
Forest Bowen is a good guy. I recommend him highly, especially after we have organized visits for the future.
Jeanne M., Washington, DC
The Bartlett staff was courteous, timely, and very attentive to completing the job efficiently and were meticulous in clearing the debris. Bartlett also cares for our property in Massachusetts. Our experience with Bartlett in Washington made the choice of an arborist in Massachusetts very easy.
Alice P., Washington, DC
What a professional operation. Forest Bowen went through our property tree-by-tree and shrub-by-shrub, explaining the pruning and feeding recommendations. The crew came out within days, completed the work perfectly, and left the place spotless. Everything looks manicured now, and I know my ‘baby,’ a seventy year old Camelia, that was planted when I was born and transplanted ten years ago, will thrive with the proper Bartlett care.
Janet H., Washington, DC
Forest has been a wise and intelligent custodian of our trees for years. I am grateful.
Frances M., Washington, DC
Forest Bowen was great, making two trips to my house in a week in order to address a semi-emergency and arrange for followup treatments, which started just a few days later.
Cynthia P., Washington, DC
Forest is very responsive and helpful.
Fran C., Bethesda, MD
Already recommended you to our next door neighbors. I believe you met with them this week.
Joan F., Washington, DC
Everyone I dealt with, including Forest Bowen was helpful and a pleasure to work with.
Steven B., Washington, DC
Professional workers, Hardworking, and efficient.
Ronna F., Washington, DC
Very efficient and respectful.
Philip G., Washington, DC
I have worked with Forest Bowen for many years. He is always quick to respond and very professional.
Robert K., Washington, DC
Forest Bowen was lovely to work with. I got an out of office reply to an email at one point. It said he would be back on July 1st, and true to the email I got a response from him the morning of the 1st. It usually takes me a day to dig out of the email weeds after a trip, very impressive.
Mary M., Washington, DC
Forest Bowen was knowledgeable and helpful regarding my tree issues and questions. I enjoyed talking with him.
Barbara J., Washington, DC
Forest Bowen was very professional. Hector, Jaime, and Paul are one of the best at tree pruning and shearing of my Green Giant Arborvitae hedge.
James H. , Potomac MD
Did the job as Forest said they would do, the crew cleaned up very well, Forest was very professional, the price was very fair, and I would be happy to refer you to others in the future.
Chris E., Washington, DC
Way to go, Forest, your clients are huge fans.
Brad M., Washington, DC
Forrest has been helping us for several years and we were relieved to know that he has continued his career with Bartlett, previously with Woodacres. He is extremely knowledgeable and has, over the years, given us well-received advice about the best way to take care of our trees. The other crew members were excellent too, checked whether we were satisfied with the work they had completed before they left. Our Holly tree, in particular, has never looked better.
June N., Washington, DC
My comments are simply due to the fact that Forest Bowen has been my 'go-to' person now and in the past. Should He and his crew ever not be available as a whole. I will go elsewhere. They are that good. So, treat them well, keep them together, and I will continue to use your service and recommend them to my neighbors.
Sarah A., Bethesda, MD
Forest Bowen was very helpful and knowledgable. Prompt with responses to questions. Saved many of our trees over the years.
Filomena L., Bethesda, MD
Always wonderful to work with Forest and the WoodAcres crew. Happy customer for many years.
Joanne H., Bethesda, MD
Forest is outstanding. It is rare in today's business community to focus on relationship. Service and price are important, however quality of relationship trumps both. His crew reflexs his leadership.
Tom A., Washington, DC
Forest is very professional and answered all my questions. Sam provided the tree service, was punctual, and completed the work in a timely manner.
Tom D., Washington, DC
Forest Bowen is a great person. He is nice and friendly and I really trust his expertise. I only trust my garden to him and I will follow him wherever he goes.
Gloria L., Washington, DC
Love working with Forest Bowen. He is always responsible and friendly. Gets the job done in a timely manner.
Carl and Courtney B., Washington, DC
Forest Bowen was very nice and very knowledgeable. We will rely on his advice for tree trimming in the fall.
Madeleine H., Bethesda, MD