James Walker, Arborist Representative at Bartlett Tree Experts, works out of our Charlottesville, VA office.
More about James Walker
James was born and raised on his grandparent's farm in Albemarle County. He developed a strong relationship with nature while learning about trees from his grandfather and father.
James went on to graduate from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in forestry.
His career in the tree care industry began when he joined Bartlett Tree Experts in 2006. He was initially attracted to Bartlett's scientific and holistic approach to tree care.
He is a Board Certified Master Arborist and Tree Risk Assessment Qualified. He is recognized by our company as a Bartlett champion for his leadership ability within the office.
Over the years, James has gained valuable personal experience in all aspects of tree care from pruning to soil care to insect and disease management that he applies when he visits clients’ properties. He takes great pride in offering unique solutions to enhance and care for their trees and landscapes.
What Our Customers Are Saying About James Walker
Very knowledgeable and professional.
Joan B., Ruckersville, VA
James and team are always helpful, professional, and go above and beyond to make sure our grounds are in good shape.
Neil P., Charlottesville, VA
I appreciate being called that a staff member plans to come do the treatment and that a leaflet is left on the door indicating the treatment was done. I appreciate James Walkers, knowledge of my trees and soil.
Sandra J., Charlottesville, VA
Communication is always timely and work done when and promised.
Maggie S., Charlottesville, VA
Bartlett has been taking care of the old Oaks on my property for many years. I have always found them to be knowledgable, professional, informative, and friendly.
Dana S., Madison, VA
The staff is efficient, courteous, and responsive. The guys who came to cut a broken branch were very efficient, did the work to my satisfaction and left the place clean after cutting the branch. I still have work to be done in December orJanuary and cannot comment on that job. Wayne who sprays the Boxwood in my garden is most efficient, most cooperative, and courteous. I urge you to keep him.
M. Sawaie, Charlottesville, VA
We love James Walker professional, knowledgeable, and explains and teaches us about our property.
Lenora T, Charlottesville, VA
James is the best. He is professional and friendly. His knowledge of plants and trees is a joy to experience.
Bobie B., Stanardsville, VA
Always checking on me and making sure I am kept appraised of work that needs to be done on my property. I really appreciate it.
Scott B., Charlottesville, VA
James is knowledgeable and competent. I trust his recommendations.
Jonathan H., Charlottesville, VA
James Walker is a pleasure to work with, he is knowledgable, courteous, and I appreciate that he does not push work or treatments that are not needed for the care of my two Dogwood trees. I feel that I can trust the information he provides, and he is happy to explain anything that I may not understand. I do not have as much contact with your office staff, but whenever I have had to call, they have always been very courteous, friendly, and helpful.
Elizabeth M., Charlottesville, VA
Our fruit trees an all our other trees were pruned perfectly. We are thrilled with Bartlett's attention to detail.
Nick D., Charlottesville, VA
The members of The Madison Garden Club owe a great debt of gratitude to you for the very fine Tree Pruning Demonstration and morning of work donated to us. It was a very hot Wednesday, and we were not sure how it would go due to the heat. But, at the end of the morning, all of us felt that we had indeed experienced a high-level tree pruning class, where we learned by watching and helping to make decisions about growth of branches that would be removed from the Flowering Crabapple Tree in the garden at Madison County High School. I have checked the tree this week, and it seems quite happy with reduced size. At the end of the day, one of our members said, “I thought I knew something about pruning, and what I learned was that most of what I thought I knew was wrong." Another member who has worked in the tree and plant business for many years, stated that she could not believe that you would be so generous with your time and skills that will benefit us so much. We have never had the level of educational experience that Mr. Walker provided and at no cost to us. To have the grinding of the large quantity of branches and their removal from the school grounds so promptly was an extra special benefit to us. As President of the Madison Garden Club, I am personally grateful to you for the very professional introduction of yourself, explaining the way that you came to be in the business of caring for trees, and the well-illustrated equipment along with explanation of why and when each is used was most beneficial. The safety rules and explanation of importance of always having safety the number one priority when doing this kind of work should never be omitted from such a demonstration. I am also personally pleased to have been able to introduce you to some of our garden club members, as you have been our go to person for tree care on our home property for several years. It is my hope that some Madison Garden Club members will contact you whenever they have a need of expert tree care.
M. G. C., Madison, VA
James Walker was knowledgeable, courteous, and answered all my questions. He has even been available to answer subsequent questions via email. He is an excellent arborist.
Willa P. , Charlottesville, VA
James is always friendly and professional. He is quick to answer emails and manages to make a stressful situation not seem so bad. Very impressed how his crew worked through the rain.
B. N., Charlottesville, VA
James was very helpful and took plenty of time to decide with us what should be done. The crew was courteous, knowledgeable, and left the site very clean.
Ginny Z., Charlottesville, VA
We had a huge Dawn Redwood that we loved but the roots were destroying our yard and starting to buckle our sidewalk. We contacted several companies regarding removal of the tree and grounding out the stump. Bartlett responded quickly and had the best price. They showed up on the date and time that they were supposed to and did a fabulous job. The young men that ground out the surface roots went beyond what we had expected. They were courteous and did an awesome job. We definitely recommend Bartlett and should the need arise will most assuredly use their services.
Anne G., Charlottesville, VA
Trees look fabulous. The crew did an excellent job cleaning up after themselves.
Michelle H., Ruckersville, VA
Cannot recommend Bartlett enough. They always do stellar work and so friendly. Guy just came back out to cut up the tree they felled and offered to give us free firewood off his truck.
Jenee L., Ruckersville, VA
The analysis, the work done, your crew, and the follow-up has been very satisfactory. Thanks for the good job.
Marilynne E., Stanardsville, VA
James Walker is a delight to work with. Always responsive, thoughtful about his recommendations, and respectful of my budget.
Robert A., Charlottesville, VA