Sue Mottl graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point with a degree in Forest Recreation, a degree in Urban Forestry and a minor in Natural Resources.
She is currently the Landscape Arborist for the City of Stow having been in this position since 2006. Her main responsibility is to oversee the design and planting, pruning, and removal of street trees, park trees and trees on city owned open space.
Prior to working for the City of Stow she worked for:
- ACRT – completing street tree inventories throughout the United States and Canada; training others in proper climbing techniques, pruning, planting and removals; and completing utility vegetation inventories.
- Hendrickson, The Care of Trees – climbing to prune and remove trees and assisted with their IPM program.
- Summit Metro Parks – she was responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the F. A. Seiberling Nature Realm – arboretum, prairie and nature trails as well as the park district hazard tree program.
She has been an Ohio Chapter member since 1989 and was in the first group to become a Certified Arborist in Ohio. She became TRAQ qualified in 2006.
She has been involved since 2015 on the commercial committee for the annual Ohio Tree Care Conference and has enjoyed finding speakers to present. She is a current board member of the Ohio Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture.