Our Team


Rick M. Herwehe, President

Rick Herwehe, the founder of A Cut Above Forestry has worked in the tree care industry since 1978. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Forest Management with a concentration in Forest Fire Science from Colorado State University. He is an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist and a Member of the American Society of Consulting Arborists. A Cut Above Forestry is a member of the Tree Care Industries Association.

Rick has prepared and directed the implementation of wildfire mitigation, vegetation management plans, and directed control of mountain pine beetle infestations for several homeowners associations, municipalities and developers including: the Towns of Vail and Breckenridge, Vail Resorts, Intrawest, the Squaw Creek Metro District, Highlands at Breckenridge H.O.A, and the Summit County Open Space. Rick has also worked with the Colorado State Forest Service to prepare Forest Stewardship and Forest Agricultural Plans.