Meet Asheville’s BEST TRee SErvice TEAM
Get to know why the Grizzlies are the best choice for your tree services in Asheville, North Carolina
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WILLIAM CROW, PARTNER
William grew up in Brevard and since he can remember he has spent as much time climbing and hanging out in trees as possible. After living in Europe for a bit he made his move to Asheville. He went on to attend Haywood College for Forestry Management. In 2005 he graduated top of his class and began his career in tree management. In 2007 began work for Appalachian Arborists where he continued building his arboriculture knowledge. In 2007 he also took the next step to achieve his ISA certification. In 2008, William decided to go out on his own and founded Grizzlybear Arborcare. Since then he's enjoyed developing lasting relationships with his clients and highly values having repeat customers. It's been such a joy for him to see the properties he's worked on evolve and grow.
William now lives in Oakhurst neighborhood with his wife, Vista, and kiddos Isaiah, Sam and Mazzy and pups, Zelda and Gizmo. He still loves to spend his free time climbing and hanging out in trees..
ANDREW LINK, PARTNER
Link got his first taste of arboriculture in 2007 on San Juan Island in Washington State where he went to work for the Natural Guard. There he learned the basics of climbing , rigging, chainsaw work, felling and overall tree care. Upon returning to Asheville in 2009, Link founded Arbor Pros of Asheville with fellow arborist Reed Wortley. A few years later they parted ways at which point Link took over fully as owner of Arbor Pros and achieved his ISA certification. During his time in Asheville he's had the opportunity to work with many skilled local arborists and is thankful to know and learn from his experience with each of them. In 2017, after collaborating here and there through the years with William, Link decided to join forces with him to better serve the greater Asheville area giving your trees tough love.
Link has two boys, Oliver and Aether, and spends much of his time chasing them around and coaching their sports teams. He is rooted in Asheville and invested in maintaining the urban forest here.
Through education, knowledge and experience we are committed to bring health to the Western North Carolina’s Canopy of Trees.
WESTLY PEARCE, ASSOCIATE
Born and raised in New Hampshire, Wes left home as a teenager to find inspiration from the beauty of America's natural landscapes and wild places. He spent a few years working for Non-Profit Conservation Corps, first in Oregon with Northwest Youth Corps and later In Colorado with Southwest Conservation Corps' "Los Valles" office. It was during this time that he became a Sawyer and began his study of ecologically minded forest management and tree-care therein. Nowadays Wes is a proud year-rounder in Asheville and is committed to the health of the region's Urban and Rural canopy.
SAM MARTINEZ, ASSOCIATE
In 2015, Sam Martinez began his career in Indianapolis as a chemical technician for the invasive Emerald Ash Borer beetle. His time there sparked an interest in tree work, and he moved to Bloomington, Indiana where he worked for Blue Stone Tree. There Sam honed his skills with chip truck driving, climbing, and working as a groundsman for 2 years. In 2018, he moved to Asheville, North Carolina and continues to grow his knowledge and abilities with Grizzlybear Arbor Care. Sam's passion for being outdoors and excitement to learn drives his hard work to master his trade.