Josh started Bearclaw Arborist in 2006 in honor of his fathers custom cabinetry business Bearclaw Builders. Josh spent several years learning from some of the best arborists in the world, who specialized in the areas of climbing, felling, rigging, and tree diagnosis. Josh continues to stay current with the latest equipment and techniques available to be the best, and give the greatest care to your trees.
Aiden started with us in 2019 and quickly advanced to our lead climber. With a background in rock climbing and his vast experience with outdoor activities such as whitewater raft guiding, hiking, climbing, snowcat guiding, skiing, and off grid wilderness camping, he quickly picked up the skills to excel in arboriculture. With careful classroom instruction and field work, he has become a skilled and knowledgeable tree worker.
Rope Handler, Ground Operations Manager
Brandon joined Bearclaw Arborist in 2016 and has since become a valued asset and member of the team. Brandon excels in quality work with exacting detail in all ground operations. We have given Brandon the nickname of “The Machine”, as his exceptional strength has replaced the need for a grapple or skidsteer! Brandon even caught an entire tree as we felled it to keep it from squishing the floral landscape! Brandon is always happy to do what is right, and get the job done properly.
Evan Wheeler (ret.)
Evan is like a formula 1 race car driver. He is fast, agile, elegant, and experienced. He has been climbing for Bearclaw Arborist since 2009, and his love of trees is why Evan is our #1climber.
Rope Handler, Ground Safety
Cheevers has been with Bearclaw Arborist since 2010, and has excelled managing operations on the ground. He is responsible for watching for the climbers safety and managing the climbers lifeline, as well as running the numerous rigging ropes that the climber sets.