About Me

My name is Allegra Mautner and my arboricultural journey began with a Bachelor’s of Science in Professional Forestry at the University of California, Berkeley. I worked with the UC Forestry Program for several seasons monitoring and managing Sierra Nevada forest land.

Some days you can find me practicing my climbing skills, like in this California black oak (Quercus kelloggii).

Photo credit: Sara Toney Photography

After spending some time out in the woods I was itching to get back to the city and work in the urban forest. I worked as a Consulting Utility Forester for Western Environmental Consulting Inc. (WECI) doing Vegetation Management of PG&E utility lines. While with WECI, I became an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist.

Before starting my own business, I was the Tree Care and Green Crew Programs Manager at Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF) where I ran the weekly volunteer Tree Care events and trained budding arborists for nearly four years. At FUF I earned my Tree Risk Assessment Qualification through the ISA. I still volunteer regularly with their Tree Care Program.

You can also find me visiting blossoming sweet michelias (Magnolia doltsopa) at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens

Although I grew up in San Diego, I have lived in the Bay Area for more than ten years and now call San Francisco home. I have always had a passion for environmental and social justice. I volunteer with Braid Mission and am on the Steering Committee of the San Francisco chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America. I care deeply about improving the earth through learning, teaching, greening, and collaborating.