George Barker president of NRC-Trees

George Barker, is the Founder and President of Natural Resource Consulting, Inc.

George understands the business of natural resources. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources and Conservation and a Master’s in Business Administration. He annually participates in continuing education in the fields of Foresty and Arboriculture, keeping abreast of current trends and concerns.

NRC Clientele includes:
  • Individuals
  • Municipalities
  • State Governments
  • Federal Government
  • Private Corporations
  • Non for Profit Organizations
  • He assists private landowners and corporate landowners manage their forest lands including estate planning
  • Assists Municipalities and other agencies manage the urban forest
  • Works with Developers and Builders developing around trees and tree protection
  • Offers his expertise in helping not-for-profits develop and implement educational and promotional programs and activities to promote forestry and arboriculture
  • Serves as an expert witness in circuit, district, and federal court and the U.S. Senate
  • And he enjoys public speaking, and has appeared as a motivational speaker and given the key note address for civic organizations and community events.

Professional Licenses

  • Registered Forester – Alabama
  • Certified Forester SAF (Society of American Foresters)
  • Certified Arborist ISA (International Society of Arboriculture)
  • Tree Risk Assessor Qualified (ISA)

Professional Organizations:

  • Alabama Forestry Association
  • Society of American Foresters
  • Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout
  • International Society of Arboriculture
  • George has twice served as President of the Alabama Urban Forestry Association

Rachel Barker, Secretary and Special Project Coordinator

Rachel earned her Bachelor of Art’s in Ornamental Horticulture and her MA in Public Administration. She also attends annual Continuing Education programs in the fields of Project Management and Arboriculture.

Rachel has held positions as City Horticulturalist; City Arborist; Deputy Director of Public Works; Director of Public Works; Regional Urban Forester and Public Works Manager; and Corporate Project Manager.

Professional Licenses

  • Certified Arborist
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

Professional Organizations:

  • International Society of Arboriculture
  • Alabama Urban Forestry Association (President 2001-2002)
  • Society of Municipal Arborist (President 2010-2011)