Pitchford Associates was formed by Keith Pitchford in 1997. Our company philosophy is based upon a desire to provide sound scientific advice on tree care to a variety of clients and with no conflicts of interest. We provide insight gained from over 20 years of tree care experience to clients who understand the importance of input on tree care issues with no underlying bias. We do not have tree care crews to keep occupied or large overhead to support. Therefore, our input addresses only your tree care needs, and not what we want to sell you. We operate primarily out of Washington, D.C., however we recently added an office in the Charlottesville, VA area.
Keith C. Pitchford, President - Keith is the principal of Pitchford Associates, and founder. He received his Master’s of Forest Science from Yale University in 1984. He also has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado/Boulder. His credentials include ISA Certified Arborist (1989), ISA Certified Tree Risk Assessor (2010), Maryland Licensed Tree Expert (1989) and Maryland Licensed Forester (1995). Keith is a resident of Washington, DC and Nelson County, Virginia. When not tackling tree care issues, he is an avid equestrian, golfer and enjoys rowing on the Potomac River.
Joseph H. Burckle, Associate – Joe has been with Pitchford Associates since 2005, and is an equity partner. Joe received his Master’s of Forestry from Yale University in 1996, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Natural Resources from University of the South, Tennessee. He is an ISA Certified Arborist, MD Licensed Tree Expert and MD Licensed Forester. Joe is a graduate of the Peace Corps (Paraguay) and is fluent in Spanish. He is married with two children and resides in the Maryland suburbs of Washington.
Matthew Fried, Associate – Matthew has worked part time with Pitchford Associates to assist with tree inventories. Before coming to Pitchford Associates he was the Urban Forestry Manager at the nonprofit Casey Trees in Washington, DC. While at Casey Trees Matthew coordinated the Community Tree Planting Program, providing trees and technical assistance to District residents looking to improve their tree canopy. He also led Casey’s in-house crew in the planting, pruning, and watering of city trees. Matthew holds a B.S. in Landscape Management from the University of Maryland. Matthew is heading to Yale University in the fall of 2011 to earn his Master’s in Environmental Studies.