Daniel Gjertson

A closeup portrait of a light-skinned man with a red beard and blue eyes smiling in front of some trees. He's wearing a gray beanie with sunglasses sitting on top of it and a gray zip-up fleece.
Arboriculture Program Coordinator and Educator
130 Green Hall

2005 Upper Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

Contact me for help with:
  • Aerial rescue
  • Best management practices in arboriculture
  • Chainsaw safety & maintenance
  • Tree climbing (rope and saddle)
  • Tree pests and diseases
  • Tree removal and rigging operations
  • Tree risk assessment


Daniel Gjertson is the Arboriculture Program Coordinator and Educator for the Urban Forestry Outreach & Research (UFOR) Lab. His professional experiences include caring for trees in the private sector and within public gardens in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Colorado. As a graduate student in horticulture at the University of Minnesota, he is furthering his knowledge of woody plants and ecological restoration. Outside of work and education he enjoys woodworking, fly-fishing, nordic skiing, and gardening at home with his partner.

Areas of interest:

  • Ecological restoration
  • Landscape design using native plants
  • Mushroom cultivation
  • Nature photography
  • Tree preservation
  • Urban forestry