- CredentialsOur principal has the following qualifications and experience: Practicing and Consulting Arborist, managing trees since 1965. ISA Board-Certified Master Arborist , since 2004, through the International Society of Arboriculture. ISA Certified Tree Worker-Climbing Specialist, since 2007. ISA Certified Utility Specialist, since 2006 ISA Certified Municipal Specialist, since 2005 NC Licensed Pest Control Consultant, Wood Treatment Specialist since 2010 NC Field Representative, American Forests, 2002-present Secretary and Education Committee Chair, North Carolina Urban Forest Council, 2001-2003. Arborist (volunteer), JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 1985-present. Staff Arborist, University of North Carolina Botanical Garden, 1991-1993. Chair, Education Committee, Capital Trees Program, 1996-2005 Instructor, Forest Science and Tree Physiology, Duke University, 2000-2005 Arboriculture Instructor, Ohio State University, 2007, 2008 Arboriculture Instructor, Virginia Tech University, 2007 Tree Appraisal Faculty, Continuing Legal Education, Charlotte NC, 2007 Instructor in Tree Appraisal and Management, Duke University, 2006 Guest Lecturer, FOR 295 Urban Forestry classes on Tree Planting, Maintenance, and Appraisal, North Carolina State University, 2005 University Courses: At the University of Wisconsin: Biology, Botany, Ecology, Agricultural Journalism, Forestry, History of Landscape Architecture, Geology, Environmental Science. At North Carolina State University: Plant Pathology, Forest Entomology, Dendrology, Urban Plant Management, Tree Fruits, Nursery Management, Development and Management of…
- ServicesHistoric Tree Care provides a variety of services aimed at conserving the historic trees. Some help preserve their health, while others help them better fit their urban locations. Our services are listed below in the order they appear in the US Tree Care Standard, the ANSI A300. 1. Pruning Pruning is the selective removal of tree branches to improve health, safety and appearance. Pruning favors the parts most beneficial for the tree and its future growth. For older trees, this often involves shortening outer branches to trigger growth on the interior of the tree. A shorter path for water and nutrients is more sustainable. We have studied practices pruning and other treatments used on trees around the world from the United Kingdom to the Orient. Using what we have learned and experienced firsthand, we prune to restore trees. Read an article about different applications for pruning treatment: “Restoring Trees One Branch at a Time.” 2. Soil Management Improving urban soil typically involves aeration, making more air available to the roots. If soil has been compacted, we can use a stream of supersonic mist to “fluff up” the soil. In many cases, we then inject composted organic material to give the tree a nutritional…
- ContactPlease call or use this form to contact us for consultation, estimate or an appointment about your residential or commercial tree and landscape project. Better Tree Care Associates P.O. Box 1287, Apex, NC 27502 (919) 387-7045
1Better Tree Care can assess and document the economic value that your tree add to your property.
2Removing branches that do not contribute to the landscape, to enhance what does. We are experienced in many types of pruning, such as sanitation, thinning, and shaping. We do not top trees; we reduce their crowns when necessary
3Guarding against and minimizing damage to your trees from construction or other activity on and around the site.
4Reporting, Deposition and Testimony. Gathering data and providing objective analysis to use in resolving disputes involving trees. Resolution of personal and legal issues including trespass, injury, neglect and condemnation.