Bill Logan
Founder, President and Lead Arborist

Bill Logan founded Urban Arborists and has run the company since its beginning. He teaches pruning and tree identification at the New York Botanical Garden's School of Professional Horticulture. At the Garden, he also teaches a master class in tree care to foresters of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. He has lectured at numerous botanical gardens around the country, including the Arnold Arboretum, the Morton Arboretum, and the Huntington Botanical Gardens. He has published two books of natural history - Oak: The Frame of Civilization and Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth - both from WW Norton. He is currently at work on a third. As writer and contributing editor to House & Garden, House Beautiful and Garden Design, and as a garden columnist for the New York Times, he developed a keen sense of what makes a garden beautiful. He visits and/or consults on all Urban Arborists field work. He is a sought-after consultant to landscape architects, municipalities, companies and individuals. He is an ISA certified arborist and a member of the American Society of Consulting Arborists.


Laura Wooley

Laura Wooley began admiring trees from an early age. However, she didn't learn to plant them until 2004, when she worked as a community forestry intern while earning her masters at Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. In 2005 she began working for NYC Parks & Recreation's New York Tree Trust program as a forester, managing private-and-grant-funded tree planting projects on city property, as well as training New Yorkers of all ages in proper care of street trees. Now joining the staff at Urban Arborists, she is taking her love of trees to a new level.


In the Field

Highly skilled, thorough, polite and professional, the Urban Arborists field crews are routinely singled out for praise by our clients. Each of the three lead climbers has been with the company for a minimum of seven years. The newest member of the crews has been at Urban Arborists for three years. This stability both helps to maintain a very high standard of tree work, and it assures that all crew member are widely knowledgeable and extremely reliable. During the winter, crew members attend in-house classes to further their expertise.


Beth Duerr
Field Coordinator

Beth has worked as a field coordinator at Urban Arborists since September 2007. She is currently nurturing her newly budding interest in trees and tree care. She studied painting at Parsons The New School for Design and Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH.


Lynn Decker

Lynn is our bookkeeper and joined the company in May of 2009. She spent much of her career working in the financial sector in Manhattan, but was looking to work for a company that reflected her values and interests. She is currently studying geology at Brooklyn College, and is pursuing a certificate in Conservation and Environmental Sciences.