About Our Company and Lead Arborist

arborist   

–noun

a specialist in the cultivation and care of trees and shrubs, including tree surgery, the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of tree diseases, and the control of pests.

 

 

 

Stoddard “Todd” Hill, Owner

Professional Summary: ISA Certified Arborist with over 10 years of hands-on experience in crew supervision, tree removal, excavation, and commercial/residential landscaping. Todd has contributed to the care of high visibility accounts with  professional results.  He stays current and expert knowledge in plant disease and diagnosis, and pruning in accordance to ANSI 300 standards for tree and shrub care. He has skills in tree climbing for pruning and removal, as well as skilled with crane assisted tree removal.  Todd also holds a New York Commercial Pesticides Applicators License (3A).

Todd is CDL licensed, experienced in snow removal, excavation, and landscaping.

Education:  SUNY Cobleskill, Cobleskill, NY • B.T. Plant Science • A.A.S., Landscape Development

Partial Client List: Harvard University • City of Boston • Rockefeller Family

Todd has Spanish language proficiency – “se habla Español!”

 

TESTIMONIAL:  “Todd is very knowledgeable and helpful in helping us decide on tree care and planting issues.  We would whole-heartily recommend him without any hesitation.”
– SK, Katonah, NY

The trees in Harvard Yard

The trees in Harvard Yard

 

arborist tree services word cloudAn 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. It operates without mandate of law and is an internal, self-regulating device administered by the International Society of Arboriculture. Certification provides a measurable assessment of an individual’s knowledge and competence required to provide proper tree care. 
Certification is not a measure of standards of practice. Certification can attest to the tree knowledge of an individual but cannot guarantee or ensure quality performance. 
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. Certified Arborists must also continue their education to maintain their certification. Therefore, they are more likely to be up to date on the latest techniques in arboriculture.