Preventative Tree and Plant Care
for Columbus, Ohio residents

The health of your trees directly impacts their lifespan. If keeping your trees happy and healthy is a priority, a preventative tree and plant care program is for you! The enjoyment and value of your property can be tied to how you treat your surrounding trees. When you work with us, you work with experts that have years looking over the trees in the Columbus, Ohio area!

Our program is based on the best practices of the industry according to ANSI 300 standard and ISA Guidelines. We do not broadcast spray year after year to save our customers money and protect the environment. Treatment action plans are determined through careful inspection and analysis of all available information.

Tree & Plant Health Care

Our program is based on 6 principles. These six principles, when applied by a tree care expert, will lead to a long and healthy life for your trees. Healthy trees lead to a better environment for you and your loved ones.

Acceptable Pest Levels

Maintaining healthy plants through proper pruning, fertilization, soil improvement, watering, and other nutrient needs.

Preventative Cultural Practices

Maintaining healthy plants through proper pruning, fertilization, soil improvement, watering, and other nutrient needs.


Regular inspection and record-keeping are critically important in developing a properly Integrated Action Plan (IAP). Our technology allows us to do this faster and more effectively than anyone else.

Mechanical Controls

Should a pest reach unacceptable levels, mechanical controls, such as handpicking, will be the first option. We are experts in knowing when this threshold is reached.

Biological Controls

Natural biological processes and materials can provide control, with acceptable environmental impact, and often at a lower cost. The main approach is to promote beneficial insects that eat or parasitize target pests.

Responsive Chemical Use

Used as a last resort and only to get control, not eradication. It should not normally be repeated and only after careful inspection. Valuable insects such as ladybugs, spiders, and bees must be carefully considered prior to any pesticide use.

Proactive vs. Reactive Tree Care

Our Process

Process 1

Consultation & Inspection

Our sales arborist will assess your trees and determine if any nutrient deficiencies or health concerns exist. Often times, a foliar or soil sample will need to be taken to have a lab analyze the specific deficiencies that are present. This helps us understand exactly what is going on with the tree, so a comprehensive and specific treatment program can be recommended. Any foliar or soil testing will be discussed with the client.

Process 2

Estimate Approval & Schedule Service

Once you have a recommended treatment plan and the estimate is approved, we will communicate with you about scheduling. Some plant health care treatments must be done at specific times of the year, or during the active feeding time of certain insect pests. Our office will give a general time frame for scheduling if the job needs to be done later in the season, and will follow up with a more specific time frame as we approach the right time for treatment. If your treatment does not require special timing, we will give a specific time frame as soon as the estimate is approved.

Process 3

Technician Assessment

When one of our Plant Health Care Technicians, who are also certified Arborists arrives for the treatment, they will first check to see if the client is home so they can discuss the treatment process and any restrictions. The technician will then walk the property to understand the scope of work and measure any trees or shrubs that being treated for their diameter and/or height. This allows our technician to analyze whether there are any restrictions regarding the tree for treatment or adjustments to dosage for the tree based on size, location, canopy, and pest/disease presence.

Process 4


Once our technician has assessed the trees to be treated, they will apply the treatment to the trees following all ANSI A-300 standards for plant health care operations, as well as using the
Best Management Practices written by the International Society of Arboriculture. At Joseph Tree, we do our best to use comprehensive treatment plans that address the symptoms as well as the underlying health issues your trees face. We avoid blanket sprays, using the most up to date techniques and newer pesticides that address the actual pest, reducing environmental impact and avoiding treatment of non-target pests.

Process 5

Clean Up

Once treatment is complete, our technician will notify you of any concerns or other tree-related issues they noticed while on site. The technician will also place a door hanger on your front door indicating what treatment, and how much was given to your trees. Any technician notes will also be on the door hanger. The whole site is cleaned up and any debris taken with the technician, leaving the client's property looking just as good, if not better than how they found it.

Process 6

We’ll Prepare Your Invoice

After the cleanup process, your final invoice will be issued. We work to make sure every project is done to our customer’s satisfaction and exceeds expectations. The client will be notified of any follow-up treatments or additional health concerns.

Client Reviews

We Don't Just Talk to Trees

"Joseph Tree Service did an outstanding job of removing my Elm from my backyard. They have state-of-the-art equipment, their workers are courteous and friendly, and also very knowledgeable. I would definitely use them again."

Five Star Review

Mike Trucco, Columbus

"Very professional and awesome crew who a great job, I would recommend you guys to anyone!"

Five Star Review

Trey Duplessie

"Outstanding job. I am so sorry about the issue of our neighbor who owns the field next door and the time you had to spend talking with them. Thank you for straightening this out. We are happy to recommend Joseph Tree Service to our friends and neighbors."

Five Star Review

Steve Luther

"Very pleased with the work Joseph Tree service did for me. They were courteous, worked quickly and efficiently and they made sure I was happy with job before they left."

Five Star Review

Brian Miller

"Very polite and professional! Had a great experience spending money, which is hard to say. 😉 Thanks so much!"

Five Star Review

Bethany Martineau

"From top to bottom Joseph Tree Service is a top notch company. They were, by far, the most professional, personable and hardest working group of people we've hired to do work at our home. David responded promptly and thoroughly to all inquiries, estimates were clear and straightforward, and the men who came to cut down our trees were outstanding. I recommend them without an ounce of hesitation."

Five Star Review

Laura Moore

"The crew from Joseph Tree Service lived up to there core values 1.To perform the highest quality work 2.To operate with honesty and integrity 3.To treat people the way we would want to be treated."

Five Star Review

Marvin Howard

"Very satisfied with all aspects of service. The job was quoted quickly and fairly. The work was completed sooner than estimated. David, Michael and crew were professional and personable. They did a great job with the clean up. Would recommend their services without reservation!"

Five Star Review

Shira Thompson

"I was extremely pleased with the entire process with Joseph Tree Service. The initial meeting was scheduled very quickly and the work was done in a timely and professional manner. The whole experience was great. Thank you!"

Five Star Review

Karen Miller

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a tree surgeon do?
A tree surgeon performs assessments and maintenance on trees. This means everything from pruning to cutting trees down when necessary to putting together a maintenance plan for your trees.
What qualifications should a tree surgeon have?
All trees surgeons should be trained professionals. This means extensive and ongoing training, with things like a Certificate II & III in Arboriculture. These certifications help train for all the skills required to manage and care for trees in an urban environment.
When should I call a tree doctor?
You should always call a tree doctor if you are pruning large trees, planting a new tree, removing an old tree, trying to protect your trees from the elements, or doing emergency tree care.
What is the difference between an arborist and a tree surgeon?
A trained arborist is certified through training and goes through ongoing education to always stay up to date on best practices. A tree surgeon may be someone that works with trees, but is not necessarily an expert or certified.

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