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"God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and thousand tempest and floods. But he cannot save them from fools."  
- John Muir

"Why are there trees I never walk under but large and melodious thoughts descend upon me." 
- Walt Whitman

"I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech tree. or a yellow birch. or an old acquaintance among the pines."
- Henry David Thoreau


City of Laurel

Matt Wheeler, public works

City of Forsyth

Contact Chris Purkett, tree board

City of Glendive

Contact Jack Rice, public works

City of Colstrip

Contact Tana Pippin, tree board

City of Billings

Steve Riley, City Arborist

City of Missoula

Contact Chris Boza, city forester
stump removal contracts / 500+ stumps

City of Dillon

DNRC grant / Tim Egan

City of Kalispell

Fred Bicha / city forester
canopy restoration pruning

Town of Roundup MT

Contact Linda Yount
DNRC grant/structural pruning/stump grinding

Town of Lavina

Contact Vicki Berger, Lavinia Tree Board

additional communities and clients:                             Livingston MT, Lewistown MT, Townsend MT, Hamilton MT,
Manhattan, Anaconda, Shelby, Scobey, Polson, Wyola
Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks,
Montana DNRC
Montana Urban Community Forestry Association


stop the torture

Many tree services practice lion's tail pruning. This is the removal of excess inner branches and foliage. Lion's tailed trees develop unsightly sucker growth.  Too much open canopy will induce sun scald on the primaries. Terminal ends over react from the loss of foliage. Left over branches elongate. The plant will not develop stem taper. Structurally sound trees have well tapered stems and branches. Trees should be pruned throughout the total canopy. Outer canopy pruning is critical. Knowledge of layering helps give forth broad and outreaching canopies. Cuts should not be flush. I use razor sharp sword quality steel.

I prune by hand and  NOT WITH A CHAIN SAW !!!!!!! 



Certified Arborist




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