Matt Shields, Arborist Representative at Bartlett Tree Experts, works out of our Ashland, MA office.
More about Matt Shields
Matt has been an arborist representative for over 20 years and prior to that worked as a field arborist for six years. He has a masters degree in Forest Resource Management from the University of Idaho and graduated with a BS in Forestry from the University of Massachusetts.
Matt is passionate about all aspects of the landscape especially gardening, perennials, and wetlands.
Matt is an ISA and Massachusetts Certified Arborist.
What Our Customers Are Saying About Matt Shields
Service was outstanding. Matt Shields came promptly after our call for a large tree that came down in a storm. He evaluated the damage, gave a very reasonable quote, and the crew was there within a few days to clear everything away. They did an impeccable job. Communication was clear and efficient throughout the process, and Matt even came out a few days after the job was done to double-check that everything was done well. It is such a relief to have the situation taken care of by such caring and competent people. I would whole heartedly recommend Bartlett and will definitely use them again.
Barbara M., Natick, MA
I have worked with Matt Shields and his crews since 1994. They always do a great job and they have taught me a lot about the trees and shrubs in my yard. I love their work and the way it is always done with care.
John C., Natick, MA
Matt Shields was very helpful and attentive to our request. All and all pleased with the service.
Pat C., Marlboro, MA
Matt Shields is very knowledgeable and polite. He answered all of my questions regarding our Weeping Cherry tree and how to nurse it back to health. It is doing very well now, thanks to Matt and Bartlett.
John H., Marlboro, MA
I have used Bartlett on my property and am a landscape architect who refers work to Matt Shields on a regular basis. I rely on his excellent service, knowledge, and expertise to service my customers and provide the best professionals to serve them as well.
Don and Margi D., Newton, MA
I think Matt Shields and his crew did an excellent job. I have recommended Bartlett directly to a number of my neighbors.
Carl R., Wayland, MA
I have experienced only professional, knowledgeable, courteous, and extremely helpful Bartlett staff. From Matt, the Arborist, to the staff that carries out his instructions, they have saved my very old, very tall Hemlocks which create a living fence around my yard from disease and just old age. Thank you Matt and staff.
Marilyn B., Marlboro, MA
Always knowledgable and polite.
Carl R., Wayland, MA
Matt has always been very helpful and knowledgeable.
Kevin M., Sudbury, MA
Matt was great with communication and follow-up. Very good job by the crew and a very easy process from start to finish. I very much appreciate how everything went it is never that easy dealing with any contractor.
Kurt G., Wayland, MA
Our contact person was very responsive to our inquiry about saving a large Silver Maple. He was patient during his visit, answered all of our questions, and displayed years of knowledge on what could be done short of felling. The decision to save the tree by cabling major limbs was cost effective and achieved exactly what we had hoped for. Having made the decision to proceed with the one tree of concern, we decided to do the same for all three of our Silver Maples. The work was done quickly and professionally. The property was left in the same condition as it was before the job commenced. Unlike some other tree companies we have used in the past several years, there was no cleanup left for us to do, no indentations in the lawn that we needed to fix, and no neighborhood complaints. We are pleased with the work, the cables are almost invisible from the ground. So we and our neighbors are happy.
Gary S., Wayland, MA
Matt did a great job, thank you.
Amy A., Weston, MA
Matt Shields has been great. Very responsive and helpful.
Andrew W., Marlboro, MA
[Matt, your staff and crew are always kind and efficient. I will always remember your good work.
Judith S., Hudson, MA
Matt Shields has been very helpful and professional, all of which I appreciate.
Judy K., Wayland, MA
I have always found Matt Shields a pleasure to deal with and very professional. He has always stood by his work and made adjustments at ease. The workers on my property have been safe, neat, and friendly. I have never experienced an issue with anyone working on my property. On occasion I have used other resources and that has been with regret and below your standards.
Ed S., Waltham, MA
Your crew does a great job. I appreciate that they are knowledgeable, meticulous, and caring.
Karen B., Wayland, MA
Matt Shields and his crew were polite, professional, and obviously knew what they were doing. One of the crew even cleaned up a large holly that was touching the house even though it wasn't included in the plan.
Carl R., Wayland, MA
Excellent work done by an excellent staff. Matt Shields is a highly knowledgeable arborist and was responsive to our needs.
Dan L., Sudbury, MA
Thank you so much for the fabulous pruning job done by your crew. What I especially appreciate about Bartlett is the care and knowledge your teams put into their work. The results are stellar.
Karen B., Wayland, MA
We were extremely impressed. Bartlett was very professional and skillful. All work was done as expected. The crew arrived on time and did not rush through the project. The yard was left in perfect condition.
Brad M., Wayland, MA
Matt has always come when I have any problem. I love the fact that women are now doing service calls, always love to see and talk to them. They all have done good things to help me during the hot dry summer.
Judy Y., Wayland, MA
Matt is always prompt and responsive when I call with a problem.
Matia A., Wayland, MA
The crew is personable and knowledgeable. Matt Shields informs us in advance of their coming. We appreciate that.
Anne-Marie B., Acton, MA
My husband and I are very pleased with Matt Shields, arborist, and crew members, Julie and Ron. They are all knowledgeable, friendly, and a pleasure to do business with. I appreciate Matt stopping by to see how the work was going.
Anne Marie B., Acton, MA