David Merriman – Colorado Arborist
David Merriman is an ISA Certified arborist (#RM0786A), a member of the American Society of Consulting Arborists (#2122) and holds a QS through the Colorado Department of Agriculture (Applicator ID #07448).
He began work at the age of 10 with his father in Greeley, Colo., and now has more than 30 years of hands-on experience. He has studied horticulture at the University of Wyoming, Tarrant County Junior College, and Front Range Community College. He is one of the Front Range’s leading arborists.
In 2008 Merriman helped start a new program with the Jefferson County Work Force Center, to train arborists. It consists of 13 weeks of classroom instruction, and on-the-job training. Then the students are placed with a private or public sector employer where they spend 3 hours in the classroom, and 16-24 hours in the field.
In addition to ArborScape’s in-house apprentice program, Merriman devotes time to working with at risk youth. He hopes that by sharing a trade, that has brought him so much, young people will have a better chance of contributing to their communities.
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