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Scientific Staff

Jason "Jake" Miesbauer, PhD

Arboriculture Scientist

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As an arboriculture scientist at the Arboretum, Jake researches biomechanics, the architecture of trees, and applied arboriculture, which focuses on the growth, maintenance, and function of urban landscape trees.

Jake has been working closely with Gary Watson, lead scientist at the Arboretum, to establish a new program.

Jason Miesbauer worked in tree care for several years before pursuing his doctorate at the University of Florida. He is an ISA Certified Arborist, has published several scientific articles on tree biomechanics, and has presented his research at a number of conferences and symposia.


PhD, Environmental Horticulture

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

BS, Urban Forestry

University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI

BS, Business Administration

University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI