Piedmont Landscape Association

Service Providers: Arborist & Tree Services

Why Hire an Arborist?

An arborist, by definition, is an individual trained in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining individual trees.Arborists 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.

Plant Healthcare
The key to preventive healthcare in the landscape is maintaining vigorous pest and disease resistant plants. Arborists care for the entire plant—from the roots to the shoots. A customized program of regularly scheduled inspections to detect insects, mites and diseases enables arborists to treat problems before they damage your plants. Such programs protect your plants’ health and the environment. Biodegradable materials are carefully selected for targeted treatment when pesticides are necessary.

Listed are several companies that are either owned by or employ PLA members in this industry.
Arboristry Associates, Inc.
Faber, VA
434-263-4324 (tele)
www.arboristry.com

Bartlett Tree Experts
Charlottesville, VA
434-971-3020 (tele)
www.bartlett.com

Grelen Nursery, Inc.
Orange, VA
540-672-5462 (tele)
www.grelennursery.com

Sewell Horticulture
Crozet, VA
434-326-2375 (tele)


Solar's Custom Arbor Care
Lovingston, VA
434-841-2828 (tele)

Van Yahres Tree Company
Charlottesville, VA
434-982-8733 (tele)
www.vytc.com