About Us

We are the ones performing all the work on your property and answering your questions! Thank you for your interest in Urban Tree Specialists, we value your business.

  • Conveniently located in Parkville, MO
  • Serve the greater Kansas City area with a focus in the Northland
  • 6 ISA Certified Arborists on-staff and all services performed by ISA Certified Arborists
  • CTSP – Certified Tree Care Safety Professional on staff
  • Licensed and Fully Insured for your protection
  • Referral/Customer service driven to provide solutions you trust
  • Watch and listen to what clients say about Urban Tree Specialist

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Bret Cleveland - Owner

Bret Cleveland comes to the tree care industry with a background in business marketing/sales and earned his MBA from the University of Missouri, Columbia. Combining his education, talent, and interest in the outdoors, Bret broadened his experience with 6 years of sales and consulting for a respected tree care company in Kansas City. Seeing his life-long dream come to fruition in March 2008, he is thrilled to own and operate Urban Tree Specialists with partner, Tony Wendland. [...]

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Tony Wendland - Owner

Tony Wendland has been dedicated to the tree care industry since he received his degree in Landscape and Turf Management from Kansas State University in 2004. While finishing his degree, Tony worked as an irrigation foreman with a revered landscape company for 2 years. Post graduation, he enhanced his experience and education for 4 years as crew foreman for a reputable Kansas City tree care company. Tony built a foundation of not only safe tree management, but also learned and applied key employee relation skills. [...]

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Benjamin Burgert - Crew Foreman

After graduating from the University of Kansas with a B. A. in Biology and an emphasis on plant science, Ben Burgert found his way to the world of arboriculture after 2 years as a research technician. Starting in 2005, he has gained a broad experience in all the aspects of tree care. Initially, Ben built his knowledge as a Plant Health Care Technician/Arborist Assistant while working with Tony and Bret for a respected Kansas City tree care company. Following this, Ben worked with a full time tree removal crane crew in North Carolina and most recently as the head Arborist at the Lyon Arboretum at the University of Hawaii at Manoa before starting with Urban Tree Specialists in 2008. [...]

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Jeremy Feyh - Crew Foreman

After receiving his B.A. in Education, Secondary Social Sciences, from the University of Missouri-Columbia (Go Tigers) in 1996, Jeremy worked as an educator in the Republic, MO, school district for 4 years. His path eventually led him to Kansas City, where his love of the outdoors inspired him to get a job in the tree care industry. [...]

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