Nathan Morrison

Nathan Morrison


A native of Centerville, Ohio, Nathan attended The Ohio State University, where he earned a BS degree in Urban Forestry. He’s been an ISA Certified Arborist since 1997 – the year he learned how to climb trees during an internship in Varese, Italy. That experienced resulted in publishing a comparative study of European and U.S. urban tree care in Tree Care Industry Magazine. Nathan moved to Charlotte in 1998 and, two years later, founded Arborscapes with his boyhood and Ohio State friend Jason Tebben. Ask them about their childhood forts and rope swings! Nathan is a bundle of energy and loves talking to people about trees and plants. He and his wife, Sharon, have three children – Noah, Lindsey and Molly. Along with their two dogs and three cats, they live on 23 acres in the country in York, S.C.

Recent Articles by Nathan Morrison

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Tree Swing Installation

“Tickle the sky with your toes and hear the clouds laugh.” —Good advice, author unknown It should come as no surprise that hanging tree swings is among the valuable services that Arborscapes provides. Growing up in Ohio, I spent many a joyful day swinging back and forth over the creek at his home. My childhood friend, Arborscapes Co-Founder Jason Tebben,...
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Winter Savings on Tree Work

Arborscapes is once again is offering a 10-percent discount on all tree pruning and removal performed between Dec. 1 and Feb. 28. The discount applies to labor-based services. It does not include basic health care services such as fertilizing. Now is the time to get your tree-related projects taken care of. You can schedule an appointment by calling us at...
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Kids’ Touch-A-Truck Day!

When Arborscapes’ Frank D’Alessandro asked his bosses if he could take a company truck to his twin daughters’ summer camp, he got an instant answer from company leadership. “Go for it!” As easy as that, two-year-old twins Alessia and Adriana D’Alessandro and their playmates at MS Deedee’s After School Care in Indian Trail got to climb aboard a wood chipper...
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Now That’s Cross Pollination

Considering the business we’re in, I can’t think of a better word to describe the cool, new initiative whose goal is to help Arborscapes be the best that it can be. “Cross Pollination.” In a sense, this is about planting seeds. We have built relationships with other tree care companies for years. The idea is see how our peers get...
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Springtime Tree FAQ’s in the Charlotte Area

At Arborscapes, we want to see the entire Charlotte area have the healthiest trees possible. While we offer an entire suite of tree services and plant health care, we also realize that plenty of homeowners enjoy some (safe) DIY yardwork. We get lots of questions about taking care of trees, and we wanted to share some of the most common...
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When is a healthy tree a dangerous tree?

We want to tell you about a project we tackled just before Christmas 2022. We share this story because it could be relevant to you. A tree can appear healthy on the outside and yet be structurally unstable. For safety’s sake, it’s critical that you determine if a tree is in trouble no matter how robust it looks. For 15...
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The Latest on Tree Banding

We don’t want to let our guard down, but there is good news regarding female cankerworms: Thanks to Mother Nature and the diligence of homeowners, the population has been greatly reduced. That means we can hold off on tree banding, at least for now. You know what we’re referring to, those sticky, dark bands you see wrapped around willow oaks...
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Cedar Grove Cemetery Revitalization

Here at Arborscapes, we are proud to have joined an effort to right a wrong, may all who are buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery rest in peace. The cemetery on Hildebrand Street in west Charlotte is the final resting place for an untold number of African Americans. The last burial was in the 1990s. Privately owned, with the last known...
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Time to join the band!

They are as visible a part of the Charlotte landscape as skyscrapers, cranes and breweries: Those dark, gooey bands that protect our magnificent trees from dreaded cankerworms. December is the time to schedule an appointment for Arborscapes to take care of cankerworm business on your property. Cankerworms, as we know only too well, are caterpillars that emerge as adult moths...
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What to do when a tree falls

Here’s a great question to address during this summer season of sudden, violent storms: What should you do when a tree falls? For the answer, and some practical advice, we turn to Matt Davenport, our Safety Coordinator/Certified Arborist, who has 23 years of experience in the tree industry. FIRST First, Matt says, stay calm. Your immediate job is to distinguish...
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What an Honor!

BEST OF THE BEST HONORS ARBORSCAPES (AGAIN) PINEVILE, N.C. – Arborscapes Tree & Landscape Specialists has been named Best in Landscaping in the annual BEST OF THE BEST awards. The annual awards are featured in the May issue of Charlotte magazine, both in print and online. It’s not the first time Arborscapes has been honored in the competition. Co-owners Nathan...
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If you need indoor plants…

PlantHouse is an amazing new store in Charlotte (Dilworth) that I highly recommend for Indoor plants. As a Certified Arborist I’m very knowledgeable about OUTDOOR trees and plants. Indoor plants and their care are very different than outdoor plants. The staff is incredible about answering questions about plant varieties and their water and light needs. Their free repotting service is...
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Time to Protect your Crape Myrtles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOW’S THE TIME TO PROTECT YOUR CRAPE MYRTLES PINEVILLE, N.C. – In the midst of winter, a leading tree care company is encouraging residents to protect their crape myrtles before an annoying insect can do its damage. Nathan Morrison, a certified arborist and co-owner of Arborscapes in Pineville, pulls no punches when it comes to the crape...
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Watch out for Dreaded Cankerworms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOCAL ARBORIST: WATCH OUT FOR DREADED CANKERWORMS PINEVILLE, N.C. – Cankerworms, that old enemy of our City of Trees, aren’t wreaking havoc like they used to, thanks to spring frosts and those now-familiar tree bands. Still, leading tree arborist Nathan Morrison is encouraging people to remain vigilant. Morrison, co-founder of Arborscapes, says March is when we typically...