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About Torrey Young

Torry YoungDryad, LLC is owned and operated by Torrey Young, a Registered Consulting ArboristĀ® and Board Certified Master Arborist.

Torrey has an in-depth and expansive career spanning over 40 years. Since 1972, Torrey has been employed in the care of trees, climbing and maintaining trees, and managing a contracting business. He worked as a corporate national tree consultant and trainer and is a recipient of many industry awards. Torrey has also served in a myriad of professional leadership roles.

His experience includes 28 years of contracting and consulting as President of TREESCAPES, Inc. Torrey's company was acquired by the national firm, The Care of Trees, Inc., in 2004, where he was subsequently employed full-time through 2008 as a national educator and consultant and providing regional support. Torrey has been consulting through his current firm, Dryad, LLC, since 2004.

Credentials and Licensing

  • Registered Consulting Arborist®, No. 282 (ASCA)
  • Board Certified Master Arborist & Municipal Specialist, No. WE-0131BM (ISA)
  • Certified Urban Forester, No. 121 (CUFC)
  • Tree Risk Assessment Qualified (ISA)
  • Tree & Plant Appraisal Qualified (ASCA)
  • CA Dept. of Pesticide Regulation Qualified License No. 104772 (DPR)
  • CA Contractors License No. 363372 (C-27 Landscaping & D-49 Tree Service; Inactive status)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA) (1987)
  • International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) (1978)
  • Western Chapter, ISA (WC ISA) (1978)
  • Society of Commercial Arboriculture (ISA-Charter Member)
  • Society of Municipal Arborists (ISA)
  • Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA)
  • California Arborists Association (CAA) (1978)
  • California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) (1993)
  • California Urban Forests Council (CUFC)
  • California Oak Foundation (COF)
  • American Forests (AF)
  • Pesticide Applicators Professional Association (PAPA)

About Torry Young

Professional Leadership Roles

  • President, American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA)
  • President, California Arborists Association.
  • CA Urban Forests Advisory Committee (CAL-Fire)
  • CA State License Board Industry Expert (standards compliance investigations)
  • USDA Forest Service Urban Forestry Standards Team
  • American National Standards Institute A300 Standards Committee
  • ISA Board Certified Master Arborist Test Committee
  • ISA Certified Arborist Exam Proctor
  • Chairman, Certification Committee, WC ISA
  • University of CA at Davis Extension Faculty (instructor)
  • Peralta College District Instructor, Arboriculture
  • Educational Task Force, ASCA
  • Tree Academy Instructor, ISA
  • ASCA Consulting Academy Coach
  • ASCA Consulting Academy Document Review Committee
  • ASCA Tree & Landscape Appraisal Advisory Group
  • WCISA Consulting Arborist Committee


  • 2010: 'President's Award', Western Chapter, ISA
  • 2008: 'Award of Excellence', Western Chapter, ISA
  • 2006: 'President's Award', American Society of Consulting Arborists
  • 2005: 'Honorary Lifetime Membership', California Arborists Association, Inc.
  • 2004: 'Honorary Lifetime Membership', Western Chapter, ISA
  • 2001: 'Award of Excellence', California Arborists Association, Inc.
  • 2000: 'Award of Recognition', American Society of Consulting Arborists.
  • 1998: 'Award of Recognition', American Society of Consulting Arborists.
  • 1996: 'Award of Achievement', Western Chapter, ISA. 'Award of Appreciation', California Arborists Association, Inc.
  • 1995: 'Special Award of Appreciation', for work as WCISA Certification Committee Chair (92-95).
  • 1994: 'President's Award', California Arborists Association, Inc.

Dryad, LLC | San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Serving the greater San Francisco Bay Area, California and the western states, including Pleasanton, Danville, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco and the Peninsula, Santa Clara and Marin counties and Oregon, Washington, Nevada and Arizona.