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​At UAC, we pride ourselves
in valuing the professional development of our
skilled employees.

"As a company, we believe that human capital is our greatest asset, more than a bucket truck will ever be, and because of that we are committed to the continual growth and betterment of our employees through education and training"

- Dawn Hughes
Owner & Master Arborist 

Urban Arbor Care is committed to developing highly skilled and dedicated employees, producing certified and industry leading tree-healthcare specialists who are happy and knowledgeable doing the work they do.

Dawn Hughes, BCMA

Owner, ISA Board Certified Master Arborist (MI-3963B)

Jacob Harrison, CA

ISA Certified Arborist


Dawn Hughes 

CEO & Master Arborist

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Dawn Hughes, Owner of Urban Arbor Care for over 16 years, is a Master Arborist specializing in holistic and organic care of trees including soil to canopy; root pruning and rejuvenation of stressed trees; and fruit tree rejuvenation with pruning and care.  Dawn has worked in many different facets of the green industry. She is a mentor and trainer of aspiring arborists and gardeners of all ages. Her professional credentials:

Dawn’s desire to work with trees and her community started early in life with tree climbing in her yard and Girl Scouts, and it continued through her high school years. She was named Ms. Clawson in 1993 due to her excellence in athletics, academics, community service, and public speaking.

In 2008, after completing her plant health care apprenticeship, and while working as a diagnostic technician at the Michigan State University plant and pest help desk, Dawn was inspired to create her own arbor care business to help tree owners with their landscapes. She felt called to bring hands-on love and science to urban trees and communities.

The purpose of Urban Arbor Care’s work is to establish and nurture healthy urban landscapes integrated with native plants and organic edible fruit. The right tree in the right place gives back, adding value from the moment it is planted.  Dawn believes that we can contribute to the greater health and vitality of our society simply by planting or caring for an urban tree in our own backyards.

Jacob Harrison

Co-owner, Chief of Operations

ISA Certified Arborist®


Jacob Harrison works alongside Dawn Hughes at Urban Arbor Care. He is currently pursuing his ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) certification as well as his MDARD Aquatics Category 5 certification. Jake's credentials include:


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As he continues his skilled time here at UAC, Jake plans to pursue BCMA (Board Certified Master Arborist) certification. In his free time, Jake enjoys the outdoors, hunting, fishing and renovating UAC's second location in Michigan's upper peninsula.



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