George Ackerson is founder and president of Horticultural Technologies which he began in 1989. He has been active in tree care since 1965, belongs to the International Society of Agriculture and is a Massachusetts Certified Arborist. He has also worked as a research technician with several noted tree and plant pathologists. Mr. Ackerson is currently a Consulting Arborist for the City of Somerville, Massport at Logan Airport, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Tree Wardens' and Foresters' Association.