Urban Tree Management - Run your own business

Company Overview

Urban Tree Management is a small business specializing in land management for residential, estate, commercial and government properties. Owner Michael Young, who will host this job shadow, has built Urban Tree Management into a company recognized as the Bay Area’s industry expert in horticulture and arboriculture consulting. However you’ll find that business owners have to know much more than just their area of specialty – in this job shadow, you’ll learn about starting a business, developing a brand and a customer base, hiring and managing a team of workers, keeping your business healthy during economic ups and downs, and much more. The payoff for Young’s hard work is that he has a successful business, is his own boss, is a recognized expert in his field in the Bay Area, is called on by area government officials, the media, and court judges for expert opinions, and has the opportunity to grow and shape his business in any way he chooses. If you’re interested in starting or running your own business, this is a fantastic opportunity to learn from mentor Michael Young and Urban Tree Management.

Job Shadow Description

Running a small business including Client Visits

Don't like sitting at a desk? Like being outdoors? Building your own business in a service industry might be right for you. Urban Tree Management provides arborist services to wealthy estates in the Bay Area, but this job shadow applies not only to arborist services but to many specialized services. (although if you love trees and being outdoors, becoming an arborist might be the perfect job for you!) If you have a lot of initiative and don’t like the idea of having a boss tell you what to do every day, come learn directly from the owner of a successful small business who turned his passion for landscape management into a satisfying career. Come learn on the job with Michael Young, founder and owner, as he walks through a day running Urban Tree Management.

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Host Details


Urban Tree Management


Location TBD, Los Gatos, CA

We will provide and eat lunch with the students



10:00 AM to 2:00 PM


Meet in front of high school.


We will provide and eat lunch with the students.


Casual, pants and closed-toe shoes. Outside so jacket if needed.