Our Team

Our team has been together since purchasing the company in 2010.  Since then we have seen our company grow from a state wide planting service, generally working in Virginia and Maryland, to planting all along the east coast.  In that time we have also grown into a national distributer and have customers all over the country.  It has been a thrill to learn about all the different projects that are being planted and, in some small way, being a part of them.  Give us a call and let us know what we can do for you.


Walter Tucker

I grew up in Nelson County taking every opportunity to spend time in the woods hunting and fishing for native trout. I graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1975 with a BS degree in Economics. Following graduation, I served in the Army National Guard for six years. I worked in banking and finance for more than 25 years before moving to Conservation Services, Inc. My role in Conservation Services includes managing the finances and taking every opportunity to be in the field.

I live in Greenville, Va., with my wife Kathy.  We have been blessed with three children and four grandsons. It is my dream to hunt and fish with the grandchildren passing on my love of nature.


W. Lowrie Tucker (Lowrie)
Sales Manager

“I started in this industry as a forestry technician for the USDA Forest Service. I then worked for Virginia’s Conservation Districts and County Governments, specifically in Erosion and Sediment Control. In September 2010, I joined the Conservation Services team. I’m typically the one who answers the phone and spend most of my day consulting with customers, discussing and fulfilling their needs. I graduated from Emory and Henry with a B.S. in Environmental Studies and received a M.S. in Organizational Leadership from Shenandoah University. I live in Waynesboro with my wife and new son, Walter. When I am not at work, I spend time with my family, visiting friends and traveling to other parts of the country on trips that generally include a visit to the national parks. Give me a call; I would love to talk about how Conservation Services can help you."



David Coleman

I have worked with riparian buffers in the mid-Atlantic since 2001. After graduating from Ferrum College, I joined the Virginia Department of Forestry. There, I handled planting plans for enrollees into USDA’s Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP). In the Fall of 2002, I joined Conservation Services, Inc., where my primary responsibilities are to locate, contract, coordinate and install planting projects throughout the East Coast. These projects consist of government-subsidized projects for farmers, wetland mitigation plantings, and habitat and hardwood tree establishment projects. Fifteen years of riparian buffer work has given me extensive knowledge and experience in the hardwood tree establishment. At Conservation Services, we’ve also developed a broad network of specialists and resources to help complete jobs efficiently and effectively. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Elizabeth, and my three daughters, Riley, Vaden and Tinsley.  I also am a passionate upland bird hunter and love to share the woods with my bird dogs. Please feel free to contact me so that we can help make your future project a success!


Rodney Nice
Forester and Project Coordinator

I started working at Conservation Services, Inc. in 2012. In my position here, I work with clients in forestry consulting, planning for planting projects, site preparation, turn-key planting, and follow-up maintenance and care. I studied forestry at THE University of Virginia (that would be Virginia Tech, of course) and graduated in 2003. Since then, I have gained extensive knowledge and experience working in tree forestry consulting and arboriculture. I am a Society of American Foresters Certified Forester. My wife and I live just south of Waynesboro, Va., with our five children: Levi, Isaac, Moriah, Judah and Silas. Prior to my position here, my family and I spent five years in ministry, two of those years as missionaries in rural Jamaica. I would love to partner with you to help make your next tree and shrub establishment project a success. 




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