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best tree service in Winchester VA

Voted Best Tree Service in Winchester, VA 22601

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Arborist in Winchester, Virginia

Ben Heslep

- I have been doing tree work for over fifteen years. I started at the bottom of the totem pole when I was 18 years old dragging brush and cleaning up job sites. Growing up I used to rock climb during the summers all over Virginia and West Virginia. I learned a lot of great climbing techniques through those experiences and never imagined that I would grow up to climb professionally doing tree work. I have always had an affinity for trees so when I found a job in this industry I was more than pleased to fulfill my need for adventure and general interest in trees. I worked on the ground for several years learning the ropes, no pun intended. There is a lot that goes into being a good and safe groundman, and looking back I believe that to be a good climber you must first master the groundwork. My biggest opportunity came when I got a job for a large tree company down in Richmond, Va. I had some basic knowledge going into this new job but thought I was well versed in arboriculture.

I quickly found out that I had a lot more to learn. My greatest teacher and mentor in this field was and still is arborist, Joel Nolting. He taught me fundamentals of tree care, safe practices, and a general passion for properly doing this kind of work. A lot of guys in this industry have themselves convinced that they are safe, knowledgeable, and passionate about tree work. Even worse they have customers convinced of these things. My goal is to bring a higher level of professionalism and industry standards to the Winchester, Virginia area. Another goal of mine is to bring this quality of tree care here at more affordable and competitive rates. Through many years of hard work I can say that I know exactly what it takes to get the job done right without the sometimes extreme prices that come with the sometimes sub par quality of work. Old Town Tree and Landscaping also focuses on low impact tree work. We achieve this in several ways, one being that we do not spike trees when pruning. This requires a higher skill set and more technique but is better for the trees. Another way is by taking the time to climb trees instead of using heavy equipment that can destroy a yard. Having grown over the years, as a company, we have obtained more equipment. In my opinion, we have one of the best fleets and well trained staff to use it. With our equipment we can tackle and tree job safely and efficiently. Building this company to be one of the top rated tree services in Winchester has been both challenging and fun. Developing the team we have today and growing into a work family has been a great joy as well. Old Town Tree and Landscaping is my dream and I just hope that I can share the knowledge I have obtained over the years to better serve the trees and customers in our area. We hope we get the opportunity to meet you!



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