Tree analysis, maintenance, and preservation specialists
- Servicing North and Central Florida with offices in St.Augustine and Gainesville
- Expert analysis of trees, palms, and citrus
- Tree Risk Assessment
- Sidewalk and infrastructure tree conflicts
- Protection before and during construction
- Tree Lightning Protection
- Not associated with a trimming service
Chuck and Danny Lippi are a father and son team who specialize in tree analysis, maintenance, and preservation. They are two of only 20 Board Certified Master Arborists in Florida and both hold Master’s Degrees in Horticulture and Soil and Water Sciences, respectively.
Why hire a consulting arborist? Because we are not tree trimmers, or connected with a tree trimming service, there is no conflict of interest. Simply put, we do not make money by performing tree work. We specialize in tree analysis and preservation. If there is a way to save a tree while minimizing the risk of failure to an acceptable level, we will tell you. Otherwise you may be left with the only two options tree cutters provide; “do nothing” or “cut it down”.
Veteran Tree Care Trees are not only living organisms, they are mechanical structures as well. As trees age, they must deal with changing metabolic needs, old wounds and decay as well as increased mass and over extended limbs. “Shaving”, “over-thinning” or “lion’s tailing” trees, is actually very bad for trees, can lead to more failures during wind events and is illegal in parts of Florida with up-to-date codes. Managing an older tree the same way as you would a young, vigorous tree is unwise and can prematurely end the life of an organism with potentially many centuries of life remaining.
Tree and Palm Diseases There are a host of diseases and pests that affect ornamental palms in Florida. A quick internet search will often send clients down rabbit holes of confusion. Is the symptom a nutrient deficiency or is it a pest? How can you tell the difference? Will it harm the tree or not? A trained arborist can help enlighten a client and provide guidance and clarity.
Protection During Construction Tree wells are a great way make us feel good as we slowly kill our trees. Inadequate and improper protection from construction is one of the most common killers of trees. There are many ways to protect trees correctly, often with minimal impacts to site design, and there are many ways to do it wrong (see image).