Jorge and Melissa’s professional relationship began over 11 years ago. They both share the same values which is why they decided to create Arboristas. Each have a particular strength which is why they compliment each other.

Jorge Castaneda

Co-Owner/ President

Jorge started out as a groundsman and literally started from the bottom up, and has experienced every aspect of the field which has given him the advantage over others in the industry. From groundsman, to driver, he went to climber, crew leader, supervisor, account manger, operations manager, finally to co-owner. Because of this, Jorge has the experience and the practical knowledge to be able to know what the job will take given any circumstances.

Certified Arborist # WE-8703A

Melissa Rodriguez

Co-Owner/ Vice President

Melissa loves horticulture because there is always something new to learn, she has always loved working with people and comes from a strong customer service background. She understands the client's sense of urgency and considers every property she works on like her own. The tree service industry is difficult and can be dangerous and Melissa loves working with the team because of their commitment to safety and always exceeding the customer's expectations.

Certified Arborist # WE-9346A

At Arboristas, we all have the same goals and all moving in the same direction. We all have the same objective overall and that is to make our clients happy, at the end, that’s what matters most to us. A company is only as good as its people. Lucky for us, we have an outstanding group of individuals who are professional, courteous, competent, hard-working, interesting, and unique!

Gabriel Castaneda

Tree Care Operations Manager

Gabriel started his tree care industry career in 2010 as a groundworker and later was promoted to tree climber. His dedication to his craft then led him to a supervisor position. He now holds an ISA Certified Arborist credential and a Qualify Applicator license. Gabriel’s persistent commitment to delivering our customers with the best customer service and safe quality work is what makes him the best person for the job. On his free time, Gabriel enjoys hiking at sequoia national park.

Certified Arborist # WE-10509A,

Silvia Jauregui


Silvia began her career in the tree care industry in 2017 as an Urban Forest Assessor. This provided her the opportunity to work in the field by surveying and Geo-mapping trees. Silvia loves nature in its many forms, especially hiking, where she is surrounded by mountains and lakes. Her love for nature developed a passion for trees and the impact they have on human life. Silvia became a certified arborist in 2019. She loves sharing her arboriculture knowledge and her love of trees with others. Her long-term goal is to become a Master Arborist.

Certified Arborist # WE-12468A,

Jose Perez

Landscape Maintenance Account Manager

Jose began his career in the landscape maintenance industry in 2008. He started working as a gardener where he got firsthand experience and gardening practical knowledge. Jose’s hard work and dedication got him promoted to irrigation technician and later to a supervisor role. His commitment to quality and customer service is his focus. Jose enjoys spending time with his family and playing soccer.

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