Jan Scow has worked as a consulting arborist in Southern California since 1994, when he received a BA in Geography/ Environmental Studies from UCLA, and has been a Registered Consulting Arborist since 1999. Jan was a Director of the California Urban Forests Council for six years ending in 2005, a Director of the American Society of Consulting Arborists for four years ending in 2015 and is an active member of the California Native Plant Society, the California Oak Foundation, and the Sierra Club.
Since childhood, Jan has been involved in various aspects of horticulture. His background includes working as a nurseryman, landscape contractor, maintenance gardener, tree trimmer, and irrigation specialist. Aside from a tour in the US Navy, Jan has been working with plants continuously since 1967. Jan brings experience from various aspects of the horticulture field to his arboricultural work.
Jan’s personal interests include archery, kayaking, backpacking, gardening, furniture making, and photography. He loves the outdoors and is fascinated by native plants and undisturbed natural landscapes.
Jan maintains an editorial blog titled Tree Tales.
Alison Lancaster purchased part of Jan’s business in 2021 and is now consulting independently in Los Angeles County, Orange County, and areas south of there. To learn more about her, visit her website.