About Jackson Dodds & Co.

Jackson Dodds, President of Jackson Dodds & Co.



With more than 20 years of experience, Jackson Dodds has been working with trees and landscapes on the East End of Long Island almost half his life. Starting out at a local tree company, where he graduated to partner, Jackson was the youngest Certified Arborist in New York State. Today he is also the President of the Long Island Arboricultural Association. Jackson graduated from Alfred State College and the State University of New York at Dehli, finishing at Farmingdale State College with a degree in landscape design and turf management. He also obtained a minor in business which solidified his decision to form his own company 5 years ago.

International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist
Tree Care Industry Association Certified Treecare Safety Professional
Past President of the Long Island Arboricultural Association
Magna Cum Laude, Farmingdale State College SUNY, New York
Long Island Arboricultural Association
New York State Arborists, International Society of Arboriculture
Tree Care Industry Association
Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons
Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt
Southampton Trails Preservation Society
Southampton Chamber Business Directory


Thor Ginsberg, Production Manager
Thor joined our team in 2014. He is an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist.  He is also certified by the Department of Environmental Conservation in Ornamental Trees & Turf and Structural & Rodent Control, and as a N.Y.S. Wildlife Control Operator.Don Schaefer, Plant Health Care Manager
In 2017, Don joined us bringing with him his enthusiasm and passion for life, people and nature.  This naturally attracted hi to the landscaping industry and fed his curiosity for trees and plants.  Over the course of the last 20 years Don educated himself and worked within the landscaping industry earning his Department of Environmental Conservation Certified Applicators License and his International Society of Arboriculture Arborist Certification.  Don believes that if you beautify your surrounding environment you will greatly reduce stress, create harmony, and promote health and well being.  Don has taken this philosophy and applied it to the Hamptons where he currently helps manage hundreds of properties to maintain plant health in the landscape.  When Don is not working you can find him hiking in nature, producing or listening to music or practicing and promoting spiritual healing modalities.

Doreen Johnston, Sales and Marketing
In 2015, Doreen joined our team with an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration and 2 years experience in horticulture with an interest in promoting organic, green communities on the East End.

George Marques, Landscape Designer
In 2018, George joined Jackson Dodds & Company as our Landscape Designer.  He has been working exclusively in the Hamptons landscape industry since 1989.  George’s passion for nature, keen eye for detail and desire for superior customer service gives each client a personal experience in creating unique, beautiful outdoor gardens and living spaces.  His bilingual ability in communicating with all phases of garden and tree work implementation is an asset to both client and team.  When not at work crafting a new design or out meeting with clients, George may be found hiking and biking local trails, enjoying Long Island’s wonderful ocean or playing his favorite game, soccer.