About Us

About Urban Tree Management

Urban Tree Management supports discerning clients who understand that thriving trees and landscapes enhance our lives.

About Us

Urban Tree Management is celebrating nearly 30 years of state-of-the-art tree and landscape care in the San Francisco Peninsula and the Bay Area. Urban Tree Management specializes in land management for residential, estate, and commercial properties. Our expertise is in arboriculture, organic soil, and plant care. We also provide specialty services, including expert witness appearances, consultations, and tree reports and surveys.

Urban Tree Management supports discerning clients who understand that trees and thriving landscapes contribute immensely to our lives. We begin many of our services with tree consultations, drawing up comprehensive plans for the care and health of each client’s trees.

Our Founder

Michael P. Young is a California native and veteran arborist. His understanding of the state’s environment is both innate and academic. He founded Urban Tree Management in 1995, three years after graduating with honors from U.C. Berkeley. He concentrated his studies on Environmental Policy, Law, and Ecology while earning his Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Natural Resources.

He is a certified arborist and a state-licensed contractor with more than 30 years of experience managing the San Francisco Bay Area’s unique landscapes. Mr. Young is an award-winning tree preservationist, a leading expert in Bay Area tree management, and has advised the public on tree evaluation and tree failure during storms. As an ISA-certified Arborist, he is frequently consulted by the media and as an expert in court trials. He has taught for more than 25 years on topics that include preserving native oaks, landscape design, pruning, horticultural practices, and small business management.

Our Collaborators

Our commitment to unique, elite tree care has led us to collaborate with the architects listed below.

Residential Architects

Commercial Architects

Residential Landscape Architects

Commercial Landscape Architects

Highly Skilled & Tailored Tree Care

Our Portfolio

Urban Tree Management maintains beautiful, natural landscapes where trees can flourish through personalized tree consultations.