About Us
City Arborist
Justin graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources and Conservation and a Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Ecology. He spent several years on research projects studying traits of tree species in the Eastern U.S. After graduating he worked for Pinellas County Building and Development Review Services, helping administer the landscape code and ordinances. Justin is an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist. With the tree plantings of this department he hopes to balance the short term benefits and long term benefits of trees so that all an enjoy.
Urban Forester
Michael Leoni holds a Bachelor's degree in environmental science and is an ISA certified arborist. He is originally from Connecticut but his journey in arboriculture began with Bartlett Tree Experts in Savannah, Georgia. Here, he honed his skills as a tree climber and eventually rose to the position of crew leader. His dedication and expertise then led him to the forestry department for the City of Savannah, before finding his current home in Jacksonville. With a strong foundation in both practical tree care and urban forestry management, Michael brings invaluable knowledge and a steadfast commitment to preserving and enhancing our urban green spaces. In his free time he enjoys woodworking and spending time with his wife, two daughters, and son.