About Smith Tree Service
Brian Jacobson, Owner
Brian Jacobson was the first in the Monterey Peninsula area to earn an Arborist Certification (No. WE-0422A, in 1988) from the International Society of Arboriculture and is an ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor.
Brian has given numerous lectures and presentations over the years to groups such as gardening clubs, homeowners associations, primary and secondary schools, and college classes. His talks cover issues such as tree diseases and insect problems , solutions to tree maintenance problems, and the interaction of different tree species in the Monterey pine forest. He continues to be available as a speaker.
Brian is a grandson of Everett Smith, the Founder of Smith Tree Service, and a nephew of Hugh Smith. Brian worked for Smith Tree Service for two summers in the early 1970s and in 1984 moved to Monterey to work into the business. He bought the company in 1989.
Smith Tree Service was established in 1928 by Everett Smith, who had been a Forest Ranger in the US Forest Service. He operated the company as Everett Smith Forestry until the early 1950s.