In July, 2000, owner of Tree Awareness, Inc. traveled to Rutgers Cook College in New Brunswick, NJ to take the New Jersey Certified Tree Expert exam sponsored by the Board of Certified Tree Experts. Already a NJ State Certified First Class Climber and an Approved Arborist of NJ, Paul was hoping to add to his credentials.
The months leading up to the test included rigorous studying of tree names, common and Latin, fungi, diseases, insects and other tree care related information. The test would consist of a written exam and a field exam.
After weeks of grueling anticipation, Paul received word from his friend, Steve Chisolm, from Aspen Tree Care, that he had passed the Certified Tree Expert exam. This new CTE title combined with his First Class Climber gives Paul the rare distinction of New Jersey Certified Master Arborist.
Paul was awarded with his certificate in October at the Board of Tree Experts Awards Banquet.

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