Daniel Mello - Seacoast Turf Care President
Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture ISA Board Certified Master Arborist Pesticide Licenses in NH, MA, ME
Daniel J. Mello, Seacoast Turf Care’s founder, has worked in and around plants since the tender of age of 8. He started out working for his father, a commercial grower, in Little Compton, RI. Eventually, he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Rhode Island in May of 2000, where he ranked at the top of his plant materials and arboriculture classes.
While in school he became a certified Arborist (Rhode Island, 1995) and received the Mario Pagliarini Scholarship for the highest score in a plant identification examination. He became an ISA Certified Arborist in 2000, and a Massachusetts Certified Arborist in 2002—one of the most difficult certification exams in the country.
In June 2015, Dan became a Board Certified Master Arborist, the most distinguished certification in the tree care industry. Board Certified Master Arborists must pass a rigorous exam, have achieved a certain level of work experience, and complete annual ongoing education in land management, biology, environmental preservation, and risk assessment. Dan has worked as a foreman of tree crews in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. His work has taken him through the range of New England tree growing, from downtown Boston to the mountains of New Hampshire.
Dan started Seacoast Turf Care’s predecessor company, Seacoast Tree Care, in April of 2003. Specializing in plant health care and specialized climbing applications, his company operates at the highest degree of standards and uses the latest industry breakthroughs. Dan’s work is accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association, and he a member of the Exeter and Portsmouth Chambers of Commerce.