Meet the Team

Max Burton, Certified Arborist

Max is a Philadelphia native who earned his Bachelor of Science in Ornamental Horticulture from Delaware Valley College and became an ISA Certified Arborist in 2006. He has more than a decade of experience in tree care, and has worked as an arborist independently and for regional tree care companies. Max joined the Monster Tree Service team in 2013. Along with his passion for trees, Max is an amateur chef and an avid gardener. Each year, his garden produces large quantities of fruits and vegetables which he donates to local organizations. He lives in Doylestown with his wife and daughter, and several cats.

Tom Robbins, Certified Arborist

Tom has 20 years’ experience in the tree care industry and has been with Monster Tree Service since 2008. He is an expert at assessing the health of all species, including flowering specimen trees, large shade trees, and delicate shrubs. With decades of experience serving homeowners and commercial clients, Tom identifies problems quickly and provides expert guidance on keeping trees safe and healthy. Tom enjoys spending time with his family and is currently learning about astronomy.

Josh Skolnick, Owner

Josh started Monster Tree Service in 2008 after growing, managing, and selling multiple businesses within the green industry and realizing that truly professional tree care services were difficult for clients to find. As an entrepreneur, he saw an opportunity to develop a new model for the tree care industry —one in which certified arborists and experienced tree service professionals work together with the best equipment and resources to provide full-service tree care. Josh built Monster Tree Service from the ground up, hiring the best tree industry pros in the Philadelphia region and focusing on customer service and the highest level of professionalism.

Within a few years of launching the company, its success began to catch national attention which led Josh to expand into franchising. Today, Monster Tree Service franchises serve customers throughout the U.S..

Josh appreciates the beauty of nature and is an avid camper, due in part to his lifelong experience with the Boy Scouts and achieving the rank of Eagle Scout as a young man. Besides camping, Josh enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.