I trust Preservation Tree completely with our 50+ year old Live Oak. ”- Tim W.


Did exactly what we wanted and needed. Thanks! ”- Gary W.



Scott Dahlberg

Sales Manager

  • ISA Certified Arborist TX -3553A
  • Texas Oak Wilt Qualified TXOWQ 215
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified

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Micah Pace


  • ISA Certified Arborist TX-3752
  • ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist #607
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified

Micah Pace, Director of Consulting with Preservation Tree, the Consulting Group (PTCG), is a Registered Consulting Arborist (RCA), Professional Urban Forester, and ISA Certified Arborist. He possesses a wealth of urban forestry and arboricultural knowledge and experience. Pace served as the Dallas Regional Urban Forester with the Texas Forest Service from 2009 through 2013. He also served with the State of Florida Forest Service as the South Florida Cooperative Forestry Assistance Coordinator prior to moving to Dallas in 2008.
Micah holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resource Management from The Ohio State University and a Master of Science in Forestry from the University of Maine. Micah also worked for the Peace Corps in Ecuador, South America providing a wide diversity of experiences and training. Micah is the Past-President of Texas Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISAT) and currently serves as President-Elect on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA), a national industry organization.
Micah works with clients to ensure they maximize the value of their trees and reduce risk. Micah focuses his efforts on tree preservation during both commercial and residential construction, Risk/Health Assessments, Tree Inventories, as well as other many other site-specific or client-defined evaluations.


Kenneth Smith


  • ISA Certified Arborist TX-3355AT
  • TCIA Ground Operation Specialist
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified
  • Texas Oak Wilt Qualified TXOWQ 291

Ken has been an ISA Certified Arborist since 2005 and an ISA Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist since 2009. He has worked in the tree care industry for more 13 years and has been with Preservation Tree for the past 7 years. He is passionate about organic tree care. Ken finds great satisfaction in helping clients with their trees and landscapes to coexist within our ever changing urban environment.

  • Literally and figuratively, climbed the ranks!
  • Friendly personality, hands on approach, and excels in customer service.

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Getth Nelson


  • ISA Certified Arborist TX-4050A
  • Texas Oak Wilt Qualified TXOWQ 230

Getth began his career in the green industry as a landscape foreman before moving into design. With a passion for trees, he decided to pursue a career in tree care and began to study arboriculture. In 2013, he became a Texas Certified Arborist and has been helping to diagnose, heal and maintain trees ever since. He covers our Tarrant County area.

Getth enjoys backpacking, rural camping, mountain biking, and is an overall nature enthusiast. He also loves gardening.


Chris Becherer


  • ISA Certified Arborist TX-1353A
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified

Chris graduated from the College of Forestry at Stephen F. Austin State University in 1993. After spending two years with the United States Forest Service on the Tahoe National Forest, Chris turned his attention to consulting forestry in Houston , TX. While in Houston, he helped large forest owners optimize and care for their trees.

In 2005, Chris became an ISA Certified Arborist and has been helping clients in the DFW area ever since. Chris enjoys meeting, educating, and helping clients with all of their tree care issues.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys spending time with his two girls, fishing, softball, and traveling.


Cory Herpel


  • ISA Certified Arborist TX-3753A
  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified
  • Texas Oak Wilt Qualified TOWQ 200
  • TDA Certified Pesticide Applicator 606665

Cory grew up in El Paso, TX before moving to Lubbock to attend Texas Tech University. He received his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Conservation of Natural Resources in 2004 and then obtained his Master of Science in Horticulture in 2006. Cory has spent his entire career in the green industry and been a Certified Arborist serving the DFW metroplex since 2010.

In his spare time Cory enjoys spending time with his family, going to the lake, hunting, and riding motorcycles.


Benji Russell


  • ISA Certified Arborist TX-4538A
  • ISA Member
  • TNLA Member

Benji is a proud native Texan who has been in the horticultural industry for over 25 years. His experience began in nursery and garden plants and evolved into growing facilities and tree farms including one of the largest tree growers in the nation. Benji brings a unique perspective with his horticulture knowledge as well as extensive sales background to Preservation. He is an ISA certified arborist who never met a stranger when it comes to talking trees! When he isn’t gardening, he enjoys the outdoors, fishing, sports and spending time with his family.


Cody Caudill


  • ISA Certified Arborist TX-3302A

Cody comes to us with 25 years of experience in the tree and landscaping industry. He studied electronic engineering but had a change of career due to his love for being in the outdoors, landscaping and caring for trees. He has been a Certified Arborist for 18 years but began his career in the tree industry in plant health care management. He was previously a production manager at Preservation Tree and has re-joined our company, after several years, as a member of our Certified Arborist team.


Jamie Thibodeaux

Arborist / Business Development

  • ISA Certified Arborist TX-4672 A

Jamie has enjoyed working at Preservation Tree Services since February 2014. She spent time as an Account Specialist, Tree Care Scheduling Coordinator, obtained her ISA Certified Arborist credential and now has advanced to Business Development. Her family is a great source of pride. She is the proud mother of two beautiful children and wife of a husband in law-enforcement. Jamie's passion is in caring for people, no matter what the need is, she strives to meet it for not just her family, but her coworkers and clients alike.

Jamie enjoys hunting with her husband, reading great books, and spending time with family.