Education & Experience

President and founder of Yard Birds, LLC, Craig Greco, is a certified and registered arborist with over fifteen years experience in caring for trees. Before founding Yard Birds, LLC, Mr. Greco was the Mid-Atlantic Regional Health Care Coordinator for The Care of Trees for three years. He performed arboriculture research for two years with the Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory in North Carolina and was the Lead Foreperson/Integrated Pest Management Technician at Bartlett Tree Experts in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire for five years prior.

Mr. Greco's professional contributions to the study and care of trees include several published articles in such well-respected journals as:

  • Landscape Contractor (October 2002)
  • Virginia Wildlife (April 2004)
  • Arborist News (March 2006)
  • Journal of Arboriculture (May and August 2000-both co-authored)

He was also the primary author and researcher for the paper on “Alternative Designs for Crown Support Systems”, published in the Journal of Arboriculture, November 2003.

His educational background includes an M.S. in Forest Resources from Clemson University, a B.S. in Landscape Architecture and Urban Forestry from the University of Massachusetts, and an A.A.S. degree in Arboriculture and Park Management from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture. He holds pesticide licenses for Virginia, Maryland and D.C. and is an active member of the following associations:

  • American Society of Consulting Arborists
  • Virginia Beekeeper Association
  • International Society of Arboriculture

Craig Greco’s influence and impact in the preservation of trees and plant health care has influenced companies and individuals from Maine to Florida. Honesty, integrity and superior service is what to expect form him and his company. Yard Birds, LLC is the Educated Choice for your Trees and Shrubs!

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