Kelby Fite

Kelby L. Fite
Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories
13768 Hamilton Rd.
Charlotte, NC 29278

Education: 2008 Anticipated completion of Ph.D. in Plant and Environmental Science, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

2001 Masters in Plant Protection and Pest Management (MPPPM), University of Georgia, Athens, GA

1999 B.S.A. Horticulture, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Experience: 2005-present: Ph.D. Candidate, Clemson University and Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories. Currently conducting a joint research project between Clemson University and Bartlett to obtain degree.

2002-2005: Plant Protection Specialist and Manager of Diagnostic Services, Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories. Manage day-to-day operations of the diagnostic clinic, which supports the field offices of the Bartlett Tree Expert Co.

Affiliations: International Society of Arboriculture (ISA Certified Arborist SO-5134A)

South Carolina Urban and Community Forestry Council

Business: The F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Co. is a commercial arboriculture firm involved with tree care. Founded in 1907, Bartlett now operates in approximately 25 states in the Eastern United States, Midwest, California, Canada, England and Ireland, with the corporate headquarters in Stamford, CT. The Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories is the technical support branch for the Bartlett Company located in Charlotte, North Carolina.