We are a great group of hard working and knowledgeable professionals.
Rory MacInnis founded Pine Barrens Tree in 2006. Growing up in southern Ocean County, he found a love of the outdoors, the Pine Barrens and rock climbing. He knew he wanted a career that would turn his love and his enjoyment of all of these into a professional occupation. Arboriculture was a perfect fit. As part of his college experience at Paul Smiths College in the Urban Tree Management program, Rory was required to intern for a tree company. He spent the next six years with that company learning from some of the best climbers and most knowledgeable professionals in the industry, acquiring the experience and skills that he needed to start his own tree service business. Rory continues to acquire professional certifications and training as an ISA Certified Arborist, an ISA Certified Tree Climber Worker, a NJ Licensed Tree Expert and a four-time NJA-ISA Tree Climbing Champion. Rory loves what he does and it shows in his work. He is always looking for ways to improve his business and his knowledge of arboriculture in order to better serve his clients.
Ben joined Pine Barrens Tree in 2014. He made the seamless transition from landscaping, an industry he worked in for eight years, to joining our crew. It was in landscape maintenance where Ben began working with tree and plant care including planting, transplanting and removal of smaller trees and shrubs. Ben is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys all aspects of being in nature. Although fishing on LBI is his favorite pastime, it is quickly followed by riding his quad, hiking, camping, mountain climbing, and a great respect for the forest and all things in it. Ben is easy-going, enthusiastic and eager to explore and learn. He is friendly and thoroughly enjoys the company of family and friends.
Lauren began taking an active roll in Pine Barrens Tree in the summer of 2010, helping Rory manage his schedule and phone calls. They married in 2013 and have two beautiful children who can often be heard in the background of phone calls. She inherits the business phone and appointment calendar every June as the school year winds down and the tree care industry starts booming. Teaching sixth grade English in Barnegat since 2006, Lauren has the organizational skills and commanding presence to keep tree guys in line. Answering the phone and scheduling do not stop Lauren from enjoying her time off from teaching. On any given summer day she can be found answering calls on the beach, at the pool, or while enjoying local activities with their children.