About Us

Thriving Trees, Joyful Communities, and a Flourishing Planet through Environmental Stewardship.

Choose Environmental Advantage for your sustainable tree care solutions.

With over a decade of specialized knowledge and a passion for environmental sustainability, we are your go-to experts for comprehensive tree care. Our years of experience and education allow us to provide holistic packages that go beyond mere maintenance, actively promoting the health and vitality of your trees.

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We pride ourselves on our training, education, and experience in the tree industry.


Zachary Clark, Founder and ISA Certified Arborist (MN-4898A), has developed a line of tree care solutions dedicated to environmental stewardship.


We prioritize safety in every project for our customers and our team members, using the latest equipment and techniques to minimize risks.


We are a Fully Insured Company with Workers’ Compensation, Commercial Auto, and General Liability Insurance. We can provide proof of insurance, upon request.


At our core, we are passionately devoted to safeguarding our planet. Our commitment is to provide tree care solutions that not only address your needs but also contribute to the well-being of our environment. We go above and beyond by planting a tree for every tree removal project purchased at no additional cost to you, we promote the sustainable use of firewood, and exclusively use organic soil products that benefit the entire ecosystem.

Meet our team of tree stewards

Zack with Environmental Advantage

Zachary Clark

Founder and ISA Certified Arborist (MN-4898A)

Zack has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies from St. Cloud State University and is an ISA Certified Arborist. He brings his education and experience in the arboriculture industry to create a dependable, high quality tree business that our customers can enjoy from start to finish. When he is not leading his team, you can find him on walks with his wife, Tori, and their two dogs. 

Favorite Tree: Red Oak

Mitch with Environmental Advantage

Mitch – (218) 232-8738

General Manager & Environmental Sales Consultant

Mitch has Bachelor of Science, he majored in Kinesiology and received a minor in business from the University of Northwestern, Saint Paul. He has been an integral part of our company since its inception. He brings years of management experience and a passion for helping our customers find perfect solutions that are environmentally friendly. When he is not serving our customers and staff, you can find him spending time with his beautiful and intelligent wife, Bridgette, and their energetic little girl, Nikki-Jean. You might have even seen him on the sidelines coaching football.

Favorite Tree: Apple

Tanner with Environmental Advantage

Tanner – (218) 772-8466

Environmental Sales Consultant

Tanner has a background in horticulture business management and brings 10+ years of experience in lawncare and landscaping. He is a MN Certified Tree Inspector and has an A.A.S. in Horticulture and Business Management from Central Lakes College. He enjoys working with our Environmental Advantage customers and creatively solving problems to care for our environment. One of his favorite memories growing up is feeding deer with his grandma and watching over thirty deer running to them from all directions.

Favorite Tree: White Pine

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Tony M.

Tree Steward & Environmental Sales Consultant

Tony attended SCSU for Business Economics and has 10 years of experience in woodworking and cabinetry. He brings this dedication to working with trees and the passion to see a job well done! When he is not creating a healthy outdoor environment for our clients, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Sabrina, his high school sweetheart. They have a daughter, Faelyn, and two dogs, Rory, and Aspen. 

Favorite Tree: Eastern Red Cedar

Staff at Environmental Advantage


Lead Tree Steward

Alex has a landscaping diploma and an A.A.S. degree in Horticulture. He brings 11 years of experience in the horticulture industry and his expertise shows when your projects are completed with the highest integrity. When he is not leading our crews, he enjoys spending time with his family and occasionally visiting a local brewery.

Favorite Tree: White Fir

Hunter with Environmental Advantage


Lead Tree Steward

Hunter has a love of the outdoors that developed from camping trips to the North Shore with his family. He is an adaptive learner that works well under pressure with a carpentry background. He brings his love of the outdoors to collaborate with our clients to create a beautiful environment with vibrant trees. When he is not working at Environmental Advantage, he can be found mountain biking, skiing, or woodworking. 

Favorite Tree: Weeping Willow

Jonah with Environmental Advantage


Tree & Soil Steward

Jonah has an A.A.S. degree in Natural Resources Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies with an ecosystem emphasis and a Wildlife Biology Minor. All of that to say that Jonah knows about caring for your trees! He brings a wealth of knowledge and a hardworking can-do attitude to every worksite. He is passionate about having and maintaining healthy ecosystems. When he is not caring for trees, you can find him hunting or fishing.

Favorite Tree: White Pine

Jonah with Environmental Advantage

Tony W.

Tree Steward & Mechanic

Tony W. received a Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Technician diploma from St. Cloud Technical and Community college. He is passionate in the care of equipment, truck repair, and maintenance. He helps keep Environmental Advantage’s fleet running smooth.

Favorite Tree: Sugar Maple

Jonah with Environmental Advantage

Zach S.

Tree Steward & Climbing Arborist 

Favorite Tree: Sugar Maple

Jonah with Environmental Advantage

Israil P.

Tree Steward 

Favorite Tree: Sugar Maple

Central Minnesota

Baxter, Brainerd, Nisswa, East Gull Lake, Emily, Pillager, Pequot Lakes, Pine River, Breezy Point, Crosslake, Merrifield, Fifty Lakes, Outing, Aitkin, Deerwood, Crosby, Ironton, Royalton, Staples, Wadena, Hewitt, Bertha, Browerville, Long Prairie, Clarissa, Eagle Bend, Verndale, Motley, Cushing, Randall, Fort Ripley, Pierz, Little Falls, Rice, Sauk Rapids, St. Cloud, Waite Park, Sartell, Bowlus, Foley, Gilman, Clear Lake, Clearwater, St. Joseph, Holdingford, Upsala, Swanville, Garrison, St Stephen, Rockville, St Augusta

They were very responsive, great prices and did a beautiful job. Cut down 5 dead pine trees plus cleaned up another one that had wind damage to several big branches. They did a terrific job cleaning up after the big trees were taken down, left no debris. Professional, friendly, highly recommend.

Jane Newby Gruenhagen