• Bachelor of Arts, Cal State LA
Why He Became an ISA Certified Arborist
“I wanted to become an arborist because there’s never a dull moment… but mostly because I love working in nature and there is always something new to learn in arboriculture.”
Favorite Tree to Climb
“I love climbing oaks to remove dead twigs and I LOVE climbing the tallest redwoods in California! But I love fruit trees the most because you get all the benefits of a shade tree with a bonus!”
Oscar knows LA like the back of his hand. He has put in more miles on his bike than driving a car!
Oscar has been working in arboriculture for more than 20 years. When hired at TreePeople in 1998, Oscar began as an environmental educator and later joined their forestry department to lead tree plantings, tree care events, and training workshops. He has planted thousands of trees over his career. Oscar came to TreeCareLA in 2011. He became a tree climber and an ISA Certified Arborist. After many years working on the crew, he is now a full time arborist consultant. Oscar is active in the environmental education community. He has taught classes on carbon footprint, corporate recycling practices, and lends a hand to community gardens and others interested in a greener future.
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