Rachel Lilla

Title: Diagnostic Arborist

Certification: Certified Arborist

Certification #: WI-1404A

My relationship with trees began at an early age working at an apple orchard in Genoa City, WI. I continued to work at the orchard throughout college, where I received a degree in architecture at UW-Milwaukee in 2016. My career path led me to Wachtel Tree Science in 2019, where I began as a production arborist and plant health care technician. By 2020, I found myself taking as many arboriculture classes as I could through MATC and achieved a long-term goal of becoming an ISA certified arborist. My passion for land stewardship and how trees play a role is what eventually led to my role as a diagnostic sales arborist. I enjoy meeting with and talking to clients about the health and maintenance of their trees.

When I’m not working with trees, I’m working with other plants to grow food and medicine. I currently live with my husband and our two cats at the same orchard in Genoa City, WI. My interests include regenerative farming, flower arrangements, and foraging for wild food. I also spend time filling sketch books with drawings and writings related to nature.

My approach to tree care is to look at the landscape as an ecosystem to help steward my clients’ desire for biodiversity and beauty throughout their properties. It is my goal to be of service to clients looking to maintain and care for the health, safety, and beauty of these valuable landscape specimens.

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