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The Forestree Company

Urban Tree Care Since 1981

CERTIFIED ARBORISTS

 
 

The Company

The Forestree Company has been performing quality tree work in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 25 years.  Forestree was founded and is still owned and operated by Marshall Lyons, a University of California at Berkeley Forestry School alumnus, and has been a pioneering company in the use of the latest scientific information in its application to residential and commercial tree care.  A Certified Arborist since 1984, Marshall has assembled and trained a professional staff of Certified Arborists and tree workers who provide appropriate and considerate arboricultural services to the individual tree owner.

Communication between the client and the Arborist and the other tree workers is essential, we believe, to providing a quality service at a reasonable cost.  A Certified Arborist, who will also be present when the work is being performed, provides estimates and consultations.  The Arborist works with the client and neighbors to discuss areas of common interest and to resolve any conflicts and misapprehensions that may exist.

Marshall gave me excellent advice about my trees and was honest about when and how the trees should be pruned.
— Paula M, Lafayette

Standards

All work is done to International Society of Arboriculture standards.  Safe working practices conform to American National Standards Institute guidelines for tree care operations.  The appropriate tools and procedures are always employed. Trees are pruned only at the correct time of year for each species.  And finally, the crew leaves a clean and tidy worksite so that the tree can be enjoyed without distraction.

When I came home after the Acacia had been removed it looked like a helicopter had come and lifted it away. I can’t believe they removed it without doing any damage to the camellias underneath.
— Roger C., El Sobrante

Staff

Mark Dills has been a Certified Arborist since 1996. Born in Macomb, Illinois, he graduated From the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1985 with a BA in Art History. He attended San Francisco State University and Merritt College taking classes in Horticulture. With the company since 1993, Mark is also an accomplished potter and gardener.

Marshall Lyons has been a Certified Arborist since 1986. Born in San Francisco, he graduated from the University of California-Berkeley in 1979 with a BS in Forestry. He also earned an MFA in 1994 from San Francisco State University. Having started the company in 1981, Marshall is also an exhibiting sculptor and an avid cyclist.

 

Druids and other Dendrophiles take note: if you love that tree, but it’s time for a trim — or, sniff, an extraction — Forestree is the place to turn. Staffed by two ISA-certified arborists, the company can prune, shape, remove trees, and more. On-site estimates are free, fast, and accurate, and Forestree’s prices are frugal.
— Best of the East Bay Express
Forestree was recommended by the previous owner’s of our house, and because of this our trees are getting the same consistently good care. They are a pleasure to deal with.
— Barbara S, Orinda
 

Contact

(510) 526–8733
info@forestreecompany.com

Call for a free estimate

 

Cities We Serve

Alameda
Albany
Berkeley
El Cerrito
Oakland
Kensington
Richmond
Orinda
Lafayette
Moraga
Walnut Creek

...and communities in between and beyond...

 

Estimates

Call (510) 526–8733 or email us at  info@forestreecompany.com.
Free estimates available.