About Fruitful Trees and Gardens
What People Say
"I was at an event on Tuesday night and ran into a couple from Chevy Chase...They couldn’t stop “gushing” about the excellent service they received from Evan. He helped them select three trees for planting and he gave them advice on native plants for their yard. They couldn’t have been happier."
Rock Creek Pool President
Fruitful Trees and Gardens, LLC is owned and operated by Evan Keto, an ISA Certified Arborist with more than 20 years of experience and education in managing trees and landscapes. Evan earned an Master of Science degree in Forestry from NC State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of Maryland. He is also ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified and is an ISA Municipal Specialist, with experience in managing tree projects for cities and HOAs.
Originally from Gaithersburg, Evan has been responsible for planting, inspecting, and maintaining tens of thousands of trees in urban and suburban areas in Maryland, D.C., Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida.
Evan has worked one-on-one with more than 500 homeowners, businesses, and organizations in Montgomery County to provide customized tree planting plans for their properties. He has enjoyed designing and planting a variety of landscapes including vegetable gardens, wildflower meadows, wetland restoration projects, longleaf pine savannahs, streambank restoration projects, and an award-winning low-water demonstration garden.
Additionally, his scientific research on urban tree management has been published in the international Journal of Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, and he has given talks to hundreds of members of local community organizations. In his free time, he loves to hike, camp, and travel with his wife, Megan.
2018 President's Award, Izaak Walton League - Rockville Chapter
Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Community Appearance, City of Raleigh
Board of Directors, North Carolina Urban Forest Council
Garden Club of America Zone VI Urban Forestry Fellowship
Waterwise Landscaping Award, City of Raleigh
Second place ribbon and others, Vegetables Division, Montgomery County Agricultural Fair
Honorary Chapter Degree, Future Farmers of America
Pi Alpha Xi National Horticulture Honors Society - Iota Chapter Grant
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, North Carolina State University
Honors Citation, University of Maryland
Hoffmann Fellowship, North Carolina State University
Thomas W. Fisher Conservation Scholarship, Izaak Walton League Rockville Chapter
- Wake County Soil and Water Conservation District Grant
Helping with Hunger
While Montgomery County is an excellent place to grow fruits and vegetables, there are still many people in our community who don’t have enough to eat. We proudly support the efforts of Community Food Rescue, and will happily collect, package, and transport our customers’ extra homegrown fruits and vegetables to help local food assistance organizations.
Community Organizations We Support
Clarksburg Village Association
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- Member, International Society of Arboriculture
- Member, Mid-Atlantic Chapter, International Society of Arboriculture