Our People


it’s our professional team members who use their expertise and capabilities to find ways to save on time and money.
It takes an experienced, knowledgeable team and the industry’s best equipment to provide you the highest level of tree services.
It’s our people who make the difference. We try to foresee any obstacles and solve them early. We offer a professional work environment which has proven to build a strong work ethic and professionalism among our team members.  You’ll notice a difference when we step on to your jobsite or property. You deserve quality and attention-to-detail. These are what keep our clients coming back job after job, project after project.

What is a Certified Arborist?

An arborist by definition is an individual who is trained in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining individual trees. ISA arborist certification is a nongovernmental, voluntary process by which individuals can document their base of knowledge. Certified Arborists are individuals who have achieved a level of knowledge in the art and science of tree care through experience and by passing a comprehensive examination developed by some of the nation’s leading experts on tree care.

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Why Hire an Arborist?

Arborists specialize in the care of individual trees. They are knowledgeable about the needs of trees, and are trained and equipped to provide proper care. Hiring an arborist is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns. Well cared-for trees are attractive and can add considerable value to your property. Poorly maintained trees can be a significant liability. Pruning or removing trees, especially large trees, can be dangerous work. Tree work should be done only by those trained and equipped to work safely in trees.

Learn more about why you should hire an arborist.

Our Certified Arborists

The International Society of Arboriculture has been working hard with their members to raise the standards of professional tree care. The decision to choose the right arborist is very important. Trees are a lifelong investment and you want to protect that investment

ISA has been listening to their credential holders and have responded by developing a career path in arboriculture through their certification programs. Not only does this benefit the professional, but it will also benefit you when hiring professional tree care.

The ISA Certification credentials can be viewed as a pyramid with the largest group in the base. These credentials were developed based on the knowledge required to obtain each one.


Shane Herrema

ISA Certified Arborist #MI-0580A
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Matt Langeler

ISA Certified Arborist #MI-0770A
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Aaron Andree

ISA Certified Arborist #MI-4178A
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Dave Karsten

ISA Certified Arborist and
Certified Utility Specialist #MI-4159AU
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Pat Morren

ISA Certified Arborist #MI-3858A
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Jared Sanders

ISA Certified Arborist #MI-4457A
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Mike Steffler

ISA Certified Arborist #MI-4140A
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Adam TerBeek

ISA Certified Arborist #MI-4068A
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Dakin Wright

ISA Certified Arborist #IL-9356A
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Our Equipment

We have the most extensive list of unique tree equipment in the nation. With over 40 different types of equipment in our fleet, we’re able to put the right equipment on your site every time. While we owe much of our success to the expertise of our certified arborists and team members, we wouldn’t be able to perform the complete range of tree clearing services without the right equipment. We know our equipment inside and out because we invest in a very disciplined maintenance program for every unit we own. Combined with our team of specialized technicians, our equipment is always maintained and ready for production.

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