Staff Biography

Benton Tree Service has a team of experts committed to providing to you the best service concerning your trees and how they affect your project. Our team is involved in the community, donating over 5000 trees to various non-profits throughout the metro area to mitigate the loss of tree canopy from necessary removals.  We are approved, licensed vendors for Orleans and Jefferson Parish covering residential, commercial and industrial projects. Benton Tree Service is among the top three preferred vendors for the City of New Orleans Department of Parks & Parkways.

STAFF

 

Time Benton:

 

Tim is the principal arborist and owner of Benton Tree Service. He is invested in arboriculture with over 20 years of experience in New Orleans. Tim’s life in arboriculture has been more of a calling as well as his life’s work as the profession is a legacy within his family. He began working in the family business with his uncle here in New Orleans and has since found great success with Benton Tree Service. Tim is also personally responsible for growing over 5000 trees and donating for the replenishment and reforestation of New Orleans’ urban tree canopy. The air is a little cleaner in New Orleans thanks to Tim’s exceptional efforts.

 

Licenses:

  • International Society of Arborculture (ISA) #0927A

  • State of Lousiana Arborist #LA1368 

  • State of Mississippi Arborist #MSLT715

Stosh Kozlowski:

 

Stosh is an arborist-in-training as well and a city planner. He has been staff at the City of New Orleans City Planning Commission as well as the City of Atlanta Department of City Planning. In Atlanta, Stosh was an the Department of Planning's counterpart with assisting the creation of the country's most intricate municipal tree protection legislation.  With over 10 years of urban placemaking experience, Stosh plays an integral role in Benton Tree Service project management, marketing, and business development 

Stosh's passion is helping with saving the Louaiains Coast where he leads an annual bicycle ride to raise awareness and, of course, dollars to donate to the cause of saving our Louisiana coast. Please visit www.savethecoastorgtfo for more information.

Education:

  • Georgia State University, Bachelor of Science - Public Policy

  • Georgia State University, Master of Public Policy - Planning and Economic Development

 

Scott Courtright:

 

Scott is a premier environmental scientist and arborist in Louisiana. Scott has been called upon numerous times to provide expert witness services for arboricultural cases for the United States Justice System. Further, he has been an expert site phytoremediation arborist at American Airlines’ Tusla, OK operation, at Combustion Inc. in Livingston Parish, and at the Helen Kramer Superfund Site in New Jersy.

In the Gulf Coast states, Scott has Provided Arboricultural training at multiple Seminars for Louisiana State University’s Arboriculture Continuing Education Courses and provided arboricultural guidance on roadway improvement projects in Mississippi. Among so many more accomplishments, Scott is a powerhouse on the Benton Tree Service team.

 

Licenses:

  • State of Lousiana Arborist #LA0802 

  • American Society of Consulting Arborists - Member

 

PREMIER EXPERIENCE REFERENCES

Command Construction,  New Orleans, LA 

2019 - Budget: $20,000

  • Arial Pruning of numerous historic Live Oak trees on Orleans Parish public property.

 

City of New Orleans Department of Parks & Parkways, Location

Annually 2016-2019 - Budget: Annual $20,000+

  • Pruning of numerous tree species; Cypress, Live Oak, Washingtonian Palm, and Queen Palm trees within the City of New Orleans public right-of-way.

  • Removal of numerous tree species; Cypress, Live Oak, Washingtonian Palm, and Queen Palm trees, etc., within the City of New Orleans public right-of-way.

  • Installation of root barrier protection to ensure adjacent construction doesn’t harm numerous tree species; Cypress, Live Oak, Washingtonian Palm, and Queen Palm trees within the City of New Orleans public right-of-way.

New Orleans Country Club, New Orleans, LA 

2017 - Budget: $26,000

  • Installation of lightning protection on numerous historic Live Oak trees within the country club’s private property.

  • Pruning of numerous Cypress, Live Oak, Washingtonian Palm, and Queen Palm trees within the country club’s private property.

  • Planting of 276 Burford Hollies within the New Orleans Country Club private property.

 

McLeod Bethune Elementary School of Literature and Technology,  New Orleans, LA 

2016 - Budget: $45,000

  • Removal of numerous dead Live Oak trees on Orleans Parish Board of Education’s public property.

  • Pruning of numerous historic Live Oak trees on Orleans Parish Board of Education’s public property.

  • Installation of root barrier protection to ensure adjacent construction doesn’t harm historic Live Oak trees on Orleans Parish Board of Education’s public property.

 

Audubon Nature Center, New Orleans, LA

2015 - Budget $25,000

  • Selective clearing of brush and vegetation to ensure the growth of adjacent trees are not hindered. 

  • Provided the desired natural landscape that the Audubon Nature Center wished to develop.

  • Construction protection of selected trees to ensure adjacent construction doesn’t harm numerous tree species; Cypress, Live Oak, Washingtonian Palm, and Queen Palm trees within the Audubon Nature Center’s private property.

  • Pruning of numerous tree species; Cypress, Live Oak, Washingtonian Palm, and Queen Palm trees within the Audubon Nature Center’s private property.

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