Philip S. Klocksien Jr. died on Feb. 13 at his home after a lengthy battle against cancer.

Philip, known as the Expert Tree Guy, was born on Oct. 29, 1949, in Minneapolis. He attended the University of Minnesota and worked most of his life as a forester and arborist. He was the owner of the Tree Protection Project.

Philip loved being among nature and wildlife. He was a great chromatic harmonica player and played  in a jazz band up until just a few weeks before his death.

He is survived by his girlfriend, Catherine Mosher; two brothers, Stephen (Jean) and Peter; children, Anna, Sam (LaRae), Jacob and Mara; a granddaughter, Zoe; former wife, Margaret (Michael); and their children, Britta and Linnea; and his four cats.

A service was held Feb. 19 at Lakewood Cemetery Chapel, Minneapolis.

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