• A cypress dome at sunrise in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

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    Th Fairchild Oak

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    Air Spade excavation at Alligator Farm Zoological Park to clear fill soil from live oak trees in an alligator sunning area.

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    An alleé of live oaks

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    Sabal palms

As a Board Certified Master Arborist and a retired University of Florida Extension Agent, I have both the practical experience and the latest scientific training to provide professional consulting advice on the health and maintenance of your shade trees, palms and citrus.

My son, Danny, is also an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist (FL6145B), an ArborMaster trained tree climber, a University of Florida Master Naturalist instructor, a University of Florida  graduate student in the Soils and Water Science Department, a skilled kayak guide and a very able diagnostician of plant problems in broad leaf trees, conifers, palms and citrus.

We both have the ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) which is a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk.


 

Advanced Tree Care Activities

Services

Tree Risk Assessment

Tree Risk Assessment: We evaluate tree defects and determine if the tree can be made safer through proper pruning or should be removed. We follow the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A300 Risk Assessment protocol when evaluating trees.

Transplanting Problems

Transplanting Problems: Nursery-grown trees often come with problems that should be corrected during the transplanting process. Learn what to look for and how to fix it.

Tree-Sidewalk Problems

Tree-Sidewalk Conflicts: Find out about the various options available when dealing with tree roots that are lifting sidewalks.


  • Tree Pruning

    Learn the basics of proper pruning based on the latest research on tree health and wind resistancePruning

  • Tree Preservation

    Our goal is to preserve trees whenever possible.  If there is a way to save a special tree, we will tell you what realistic options you have to prolong the life of the tree and reduce the risk. Tree Preservation

  • Root Crown Excavation

    Many trees that have been planted within the last 15 years or so are showing signs of crown dieback, stunted growth and stress. Often the problem is caused by too much fill soil over the root flare, planting too deep or mulch piled too high against the trunk. Each of these problems can cause stunted growth and upper branch dieback. A root crown excavation can remove excess soil, allow for stem girdling roots and any strangling materials left by the nursery to be removed. Root Crown Excavation

  • Palm Trees

    We have the experience and training to diagnose and treat nutritional problems and palm diseases. We know the difference between nutritional deficiencies and fusarium wilt disease that affects Phoenix palms, queen palms and Washingtonian palms.Palms

  • Citrus Trees

    We have the experience and training to diagnose nutritional problems and citrus diseases. We can recognize the difference between citrus greening disease and nutritional deficiencies. And we can make recommendations on how to create the best environmental conditions for your citrus trees.

  • Mangrove Trimming

    We are state authorized Professional Mangrove Trimmers. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) closely regulates mangrove trimming. Fines for improper trimming for both the property owner and the person doing the pruning are significant. We work closely with the DEP field representatives to be sure all mangrove trimming is done correctly.Mangrove Trimming

  • Lightning Protection for Your Trees

    We can install lightning protection systems in your trees and can inspect existing lightning protection systems.Lightning Protection

  • Independent Opinion

    We provide an unbiased first or second opinion on tree work proposals or diagnoses. Or we can provide  instructions of tree work needed so all tree service companies will be bidding on the same work. We also supervise tree work to insure it is done properly and according to national ANSI A300 pruning standards.