• 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

With offices in St. Augustine and Gainesville, our Board Certified Master Arborists service north and central Florida.

Chuck and Danny Lippi work as a team serving north and central Florida from our offices in St. Augustine and Gainesville helping customers care for broad-leaf trees, palms and citrus. Both have the International Society of Arboriculture’s (ISA) highest credential — ISA Board Certified Master Arborist®. To date there are only 20 Board Certified Master Arborists in the State of Florida. For comparison there are over 2,000 ISA Certified Arborists in Florida and unfortunately there are many more tree workers with no credentials and little if any training.

As a Board Certified Master Arborist (FL-0501B) and a retired University of Florida Extension Agent with a Masters Degree in horticulture, Chuck has both the practical experience and the latest scientific training to provide professional consulting advice on the health, structural condition and maintenance of  shade trees, palms and citrus.

Danny Lippi is an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist and is an ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor. He holds a masters degree in Soil and Water Sciences from the University of Florida. Danny has taught tree care and management for the FL Department of Environmental Protection, University of Florida IFAS extension programs, municipalities, and HOA organizations throughout the State. Danny has expertise with trees and palms  in assessing tree risk, diseases, structural integrity, and management. 


Cities and surrounding areas where we regularly work: Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, Orlando, DeLand, Gainesville, Ocala, Miami Beach, Tallahassee, St Simons Island.

Advanced Tree Care Activities

We work with individual homeowners, cities, and developers. See a growing list of some of our customers and projects. Click Here


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 and palm lethal bronzing disease.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.