Fred Berkelhammer has been a professional tree climber since 1982 and became a Certified Arborist in 1992.
He served apprenticeships under Robert Wells in Princeton, New Jersey, and Lee Patrick in Denver, Colorado. After a three year stint as a foreman at Boulder Tree and Landscape Co., he founded Berkelhammer Tree Experts in l988. The company incorporated in January, 1996.
Fred has written numerous articles for various publications, and speaks to garden clubs and school groups.
A graduate of Brown University, Fred is married, has two wonderful children and lives in Louisville, CO. For fun he enjoys skiing, backpacking, choral singing and playing the drums in his neighborhood garage band.
Fred cutting for crane removal
Fred Berkelhammer is President of Berkelhammer Tree Experts, Inc.
A long time competitive tree climber, he is a four-time event winner, and five time top-five-overall finisher in the annual Rocky Mountain Tree Climbing Competition, including a second place finish in 1997. Fred has been a judge at the Annual Rocky Mountain Tree competition since 2006 and at the International Tree Climbing Competition since 2009.