There is a lot that goes into being a good and safe groundsmen, 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 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 aborist, 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 service 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 better 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. 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.