Waters Edge Specialty Pruning & Plant Health Care, LLC
Jason began his career as an arborist with a national firm and spent over 15 years learning the profession and skills to consult, advise, and implement programs with his clients to care for their trees and shrubs. For the past 10 years, Jason was the co-owner of a Richmond based arboricultural company that grew from 5 employees to over 30. During this time they built a reputation for being the tree care leader in the central Virginia region. Jason also enjoys educating others on the benefits of good arboriculture and has been a featured speaker at local and national events. He is the only ISA Board Certified Master Arborist in the Lake Anna and Northern Neck regions.
Anna spent her years doing the really important work, as Jason says. She homeschooled their children Gracie and Caleb from kindergarten through their graduation from high school. Their youngest son, Chase, was homeschooled through the 7th grade but wanted to pursue football and chose to attend public school to pursue his passion. Gracie is now obtaining her Master's degree in Public Administration with an agricultural advocacy focus at Virginia Tech after graduating in 2021 with her Bachelors degree in Agribusiness. Caleb attended Lincoln Tech in Nashville and graduated in late 2021. He is now located in Texas and following his dream of being a Diesel mechanic. Chase currently attends Virginia Tech and will graduate spring 2024 with his Associates in Landscape and Turf Management. Chase and Jason are proud father and son, and are also brothers within the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity which is an agricultural fraternity. We are hopeful Chase will enjoy arboriculture and want to take over the business someday.
In 2020, Jason and Anna decided to make a change to pursue their own passion of working together in a field that they truly enjoy by starting Waters Edge Specialty Pruning and Plant Health Care, LLC. "It has been a dream of ours for many years and it is exciting to see it come to life. We feel that God has given us this opportunity and a new chapter in our lives."
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Our mission is to allow you to fully enjoy your landscaped trees and shrubs knowing that Waters Edge is staying ahead of their needs. Plant health, aesthetics, and safety guide our principles and methods of offering specialty pruning and a full range of plant health care services.
B.S. Forestry Virginia Tech
ISA Board Certified Master Arborist (MA-0301)
From the International Society of Arboriculture Website
**Jason is the only BCMA in the Lake Anna and Northern Neck regions**
VNLA Certified Horticulturist (#1918)
From the Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association Website
A VNLA Certified Horticulturist has the following attributes:
Recognized as a trained horticulture professional with knowledge of the industry. Demonstrates commitment to the profession.
The VCH designation means you are qualified to offer sound, scientific horticultural advice to clients, retail customers, nursery sales, landscape installation, even in lawn or maintenance environments.
A VCH credential is recognized and accepted throughout the State of Virginia. You will be qualified to stamp and approve engineer, landscape architect, or design plans requiring plants. This is now a requirement by most Virginia City planning boards.
TCIA Certified Tree Care Professional (#02611)
From the Tree Care Industry Website
TCIA’s Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) program is the only safety credentialing program in the industry and is designed to address several of the safety challenges that tree care companies face.
The ideal CTSP shares attributes of a coach, including:
Good communication skills
Strong instructional skills
Model behavior that leads to a safer work environment
The ISA Board Certified Master Arborist® credential is the highest level of certification offered by ISA. This credential recognizes ISA Certified Arborists® who have reached the pinnacle of their profession. In addition to passing an extensive scenario-based exam, candidates must abide by a Code of Ethics, which ensures the quality of work. Fewer than two percent of all ISA Certified Arborists® currently hold this certification.”