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Meet the Senior Instructors

meet the senior instructors

Our Senior Instructors Have Years of Experience Working in the Industry

At ACRT Arborist Training, our senior instructors head up a team of well-qualified trainers dedicated to creating safer work environments. Our instructors started in the field as line clearance arborists and tree care employees. Their drive to pass their knowledge to others is what has led them to become leaders in our organization. Learn more about each of our senior instructors below.

Craig Murk

Craig has been involved in tree work since the early 1990’s. Starting out in landscape construction, he spent the first five years of his career installing landscape plants and trees, turf, and tending nursery stock.  

Around 1995 he went to work as a climber in residential tree care. Graduating from the Pacific Northwest Line Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee Journeyman school in 2004, he has worked in many aspects of the line-clearance industry. As a consulting utility forester, he has helped in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and Irma.

Murk spent years as a Job Corps instructor teaching ACRT arborist training. Job Corps programs provide young adults skills and experience for a career path. Now, Murk works for ACRT Arborist Training as a trainer for private companies, utilities, and cooperatives. Murk also serves as an alternate on the ANSI Z133 Committee

ACRT Arborist Training Instructors are Making the Difference for New Arborists

ACRT Arborist Training is the largest licensed arboriculture vocational training organization in the industry, and we’re working towards making tree care safer one workshop at a time

Since our founding in 1985, our organization has been teaching individuals about the top practices and safety standards. If you’re interested in carrying the torch to future arborists and employees in the tree care industry as one of our trainers, check out our employment opportunities here

With 30 yrs of experience in the tree care industry I was very pessimistic about how much I would gain from this training. ACRT completely changed my approach to climbing and rigging.I can't wait to apply the new techniques and confidence I've gained.

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