TREE PRUNING: The mainstay of my business, tree pruning is an art, not a science. As a Certified Arborist, I bring science to bear to ensure that the work done on your tree will benefit and not harm the health of your tree. Our goal is to team with you to provide you with healthy, safe and beautiful trees, appropriately sized and shaped for your dream garden.
SEASONAL NOTIFICATION: Some trees are best pruned at a particular time of year, either to protect the health of your tree, or to optimize your tree care dollars! At your request, I'll notify you when the right time to prune your trees has arrived, or arrange annual maintenance.
HAZARD EVALUATION/MITIGATION: Peace of mind is a valuable commodity. You have questions about the safety of your tree. Let me assess your tree and inform you where likely hazards may exist, and what can be done about them.
NEIGHBOR RELATIONS: You’d be surprised how often trees are victim to poorly managed neighbor relations-- and how often homeowners are victim to poorly maintained neighbors’ trees! I pride myself on this often overlooked aspect of tree care.
TREE PLANTING: The key to long-lived, healthy and beautiful trees is proper selection and planting. Mistakes made at this crucial time can compound for years, and can be difficult if not impossible to correct. I’ll work with you to properly install the right trees for your landscape that will be a growing pleasure for you for years to come.
TREE AND STUMP REMOVAL: I don't perform large tree removals, nor stump removals. If you have a tree you are considering removing, I can help you make that tough decision, and help you find a safe and reliable tree removal service. I do perform some small tree removals.
CONSULTATION: My regular customers enjoy free informal consultation from me at any time. Answering your questions, and working with your gardener are aspects of tree care included in the cost of service. I’ll even consult with your contractor to protect your tree during construction and renovation. Formal consultations, letter writing and reports, and tree protection work are also available for a fee.