Forest City Tree
Protection Co.

a lanphear service

(440) 421-9589

Lauren Lanphear, President Forest City Tree Protection Company

Lauren S. Lanphear, President & Owner


President, Forest City Tree Protection Co., Inc. and Lanphear Supply Division in Mayfield Village, OH.

Founded in 1910 by Lauren's Grandfather, W. P. Lanphear, Jr.


BA, Hiram College 1979

Double Major - Botany and Religion

Certifications & Qualifications

ISA Certified Arborist #OH-5071A

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified


Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA)

President - 1993

Chairman Business Development Cmt '89 - '91

Chairman Pesticide Committee '84 - '87

Chairman Past Presidents Advisory Committee '97 – ‘01

Committees: IPM, Awards, Nominating

Chairman Business Accreditation Task Force ‘00

Member, Strategic Planning Task Force ‘02

International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)

Ohio Chapter, ISA

President 1986
Editor, The Buckeye Arborist 1981 - 1991


President – ’07-’09
ISA Certified Arborist #OH-5071A
ISA Tree Risk Qualified
Vice President & Member Executive Committee – ’01-‘05
General Chairman, '96 Annual Conference (Cleveland)
Board of Directors (Chapter Rep.) '94 – present
Chair, Organizational Review Committee ’98 – ‘00
Member, Strategic Planning Committee ’99 – ‘00
Finance Committee (Chair ’00 – ’04)
Executive Director Search Committee ‘04

Ohio Pesticide Applicators for Responsible Regulation (OPARR)

Chairman '85 - '87

Pesticide Public Policy Foundation (3PF)

Chairman '88

City of South Euclid Tree Commission

Chairman since inception in '92 - '14

National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN)

First Detector

American Forests (formerly American Forestry Association)

BNI (Business Networking International) - Hillcrest Chapter

Ohio Landscapers Association

Rotary Club of Cleveland


Society of Commercial Arboriculture (SCA, Professional Affiliate of the ISA)

Arborist of the Year - 2005

Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA)

Award of Merit - 2004

International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)

Honorary Life Membership - 1996

Award of Achievement - 2011

Ohio Chapter, ISA

Buckeye Award - 1987

Award of Merit & Golden Buckeye Award - 1988

Honorary Life Membership Award - 1993

Hiram College

J.J. Turner Society Award - 2015


Citizen of the Year Award - 1989

Ohio Senate Proclamation 1989


Has spoken to professional groups throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe on Employee Recruitment and Retainment, Tree Fertilization, Hydraulic Sprayer Calibration, Tree Injection, and other relevant topics to: Tree Care Industry Association, Arbor Expo, International Pesticide Applicators Association, Ohio Chapter – ISA and other ISA Chapters, Ohio Turfgrass Foundation, and the Professional Lawn Care Association of America.

Has presented testimony to state & local legislatures & regulatory agencies on pesticide issues. Has personally trained over 1000+ applicators in Micro-Injection and Tree Fertilization techniques.

Has spoken on a variety of tree care topics, both technical & non-technical, to Rotary Clubs, Garden Clubs, schools, and other community & civic organizations.

CO-HOST of radio garden show, "The Root of the Matter" for ten years with Phil Fogarty of Crowley's, 1991 - 2000. Broadcast Saturday mornings, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. during March - September on WELW 1330 AM.


Church of the Saviour (United Methodist), Cleveland Heights

Member since 1969

Administrative Board, Chair ’03-’04

Chair, Capital Campaign ’04

Good News Praise Choir

Sunday School Teacher (Pre-K, Kindergarten, 7th Grade, Sr. High)

Soloist for annual Christmas Eve service(s) for approximately thirty (30) years.

Certified Lay Speaker

Board of Trustees - '89-'94 (President '91-'94)

Grounds Committee Chair '89-'94

League Director, Upward Basketball 2009

Rotary Club of Cleveland

Member since '82 Board of Trustees, '89 - '91

Youth Exchange Committee, Chairman '96 Paul Harris Fellow

Youth Service Committee, Chairman '84 & '89

Board of Trustees '89-'91; '15-'16

Paul Harris Fellow

Rotary Works!, Chair '13-present


Basketball, Softball, Photography, Poetry, Drama, Camping, & Hiking.

Lauren resides in Beachwood, OH. He has a son, William who resides with his wife, Ashley & son, Ben in Beachwood, OH and a daughter, Clare, who lives in Shaker Hts., OH.

Read Lauren's Cleveland's Tree Doctor Blog.

Angie's List Super Service Award Winner 2015 Better Business Bureau Accredited Business Certified Arborist International Society of Arboriculture Member International Society of Commercial Arboriculture Member Ohio Landscape Association Member Tree Care Industry Association Landscape Industry Certified Tree Care Specialist & Arborist
Forest City Tree Protection Company, A Lanphear Service

731 Beta Drive – Suite E – Mayfield Village, Ohio 44143 – (440) 421-9589