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As a kid, Craig climbed and pollinated date palms on this family farm in California's Coachella Valley. His appreciation of trees grew as he later worked with an uncle on a native tree nursery in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In 2009, he moved to Chapel Hill, started a family, and returned to tree work after studies at UCLA and Harvard. That return was prompted by the pleasure he felt when, taking a break from the books, he climbed a big red oak to saw off the limbs shading out his tomatoes.  

Our Roots

The forester deals with forests; the treeist deals with trees - specific ones and modest groups thereof. With multiple ISA Certified Arborists and a Board Certified Master Arborist and Qualified Tree Risk Assessor on staff, we have the skills and knowledge to meet all of your tree care needs. We specialize in aerial work, residential tree felling, and tricky, over-the-house type jobs. Our work is fully insured. 


After climbing and felling for a well-established Rougemont-based tree service, Craig began independent work as The Treeist to relocate his work closer to home. We encourage prospective clients to compare us with the competition. 


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