Dr. Jake Miesbauer
Jason “Jake” Miesbauer, PhD is an Arboriculture Scientist at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL. His research focuses on tree pruning, tree biomechanics, and tree risk management. He earned his Bachelor of Science degrees in Urban Forestry and Business Administration from University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and a PhD in Environmental Horticulture from the University of Florida.
Prior to pursuing a career as a scientist, Jake spent several years in the tree care profession as a practicing arborist, gaining insight and experience that continues to drive and inform his research. He is a Past-President of the Illinois Arborist Association, and currently serves as Secretary and Treasurer for the Arboriculture Research and Education Academy (AREA).