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About Owner


William (Bill) Leatherwood






Haywood Community College

June, 1976

Associate Degree in Forest Management


Certified Arborist / GIS Specialist / Owner                                                                               | WNCGIS

January, 2004 - Present

Owner/Operator of small business providing Arborist Services – including but not limited to: plant health care, tree risk analysis and hazard abatement, tree protection during construction, plant appraisals and invasive exotic plant management, and GIS Services – including but not limited to: customized geographic information systems and data management, detailed mapping services, automatic vehicle location systems (AVLS), mobile mapping and data collection solutions.

District Ranger / County Ranger / Assistant County Ranger                                                  | North Carolina Division of Forest Resources

October, 1978 – Retired September, 2007

District Ranger for the Asheville District duties included fire control, training and law enforcement responsibilities for approximately 2 million acres of privately owned land in the mountains of Western North Carolina.  County and Assistant County Ranger duties included fire control, forest management, urban forestry, insect and disease control and forestry education.


£  International Society of Arboriculture, Certified Arborist, SO-5350A

£  N.C. Dept. of Agriculture, Certified Pesticide Applicator, 026-26333

£  Geographic Information System Specialist, Southern Area Type One National Incident Management (RED) Team