JT Wilkinson joined FormLA Landscaping in 2019 as maintenance care manager. In this role, JT protects client health and wellbeing through use of optimally sustainable landscaping practices. He leads and trains onsite maintenance teams in California native and drought tolerant horticultural care, the latest smart irrigation technologies, as well as overall landscape safety and management.
JT thinks long term and is perpetually looking for how to improve our client service, day-to-day operations, and team training and satisfaction. His ability to move through the day-to-day while keeping his eye on the future keeps our maintenance team evolving.
JT sets high standards for the work to be accomplished by FormLA teams onsite. Care of natives and drought tolerant materials require specialized knowledge and techniques, as well as an understanding of the architecture of each landscape design. FormLA’s commitment to use of natural environmental management techniques instead of toxic chemical fertilizers and pesticides means technicians quickly spot and address imbalances in the garden environment. In addition to in-depth horticultural knowledge, JT ensures technicians apply expertise and hands-on know-how to manage the latest in smart irrigation technologies and hardscape care.
Prior to joining FormLA Landscaping, JT gained experience with sustainable landscape construction, maintenance and team leadership. He’s worked on Catalina Island and in the Caribbean rebuilding homes after Hurricanes Maria and Irma. In addition to earning a landscape construction degree with a focus on sustainability, JT is a Certified Landscape Technician through California Landscape Contractors Association.
When he isn’t saving the world with sustainable landscaping, JT still stays outside! His greatest joys are hiking and camping with his partner Gerardo and dog Cleo. Their favorite spots are icons of California’s authentic beauty, including Joshua Tree, Big Bear and Yosemite. JT is also a fountain of knowledge on LA thrifting and vegan hot spots!