History of HTS Tree Care
Brian Hartel established Hartel Timber Services in 1996 as a small, family owned business to provide residential tree care to Mercer County and the surrounding areas. Brian’s love of the outdoors and competitive pricing set him apart in the local market. Brian’s past as a Certified Arborist, New Jersey Certified Tree Expert, and background in Vegetation Management helped extend his knowledge to his customers. His son, Brian Jr, began to manage the crew in 2003 and after graduating from Delaware Valley College with a bachelor’s degree in Ornamental Horticulture in 2007 he expanded the company. The company name was soon changed to HTS Tree Care Professionals to more adequately reflect the company’s focus on residential and commercial tree health and maintenance. Brian Jr followed in his father’s footsteps by obtaining the same certifications and maintains the integrity and customer service the company was founded on. Today, the company is still highly family oriented and continues to grow both in size and the amount of tree related services that they are capable of offering. Both Brian and his son are committed to providing the best tree care service with pricing and knowledge that make them a best value in the industry.
While obtaining more than 15 years worth of tree care experience, the urban forest has grown and changed. Our modest beginnings with a single dump truck and chipper have grown to a fleet of trucks to keep up with population and development increases. The sophistication of the tree business has evolved and the understanding of how trees grow and respond to the changing environment has advanced. We have kept pace with this progression by acquiring new and updated equipment that allow us to thoroughly and efficiently complete tasks. Continual training allows us to keep track of new production techniques and safety requirements that adequately reflect the changing environment.
Our staff is committed to providing the best customer satisfaction possible and taking pride in the services we perform. Our recommendations are based on the needs and wants of our customers, while also considering what is best for the tree and the monetary investment that would be involved. Our slogan of “Providing Tree Care to Improve your Environment and Enhance your Landscape” extends from a single tree in a condominium courtyard to residential shade trees, and from woodland management to municipal street trees and commercial courtyards.
Our credentials include:
ISA Certified Arborists #NJ-0838AU and NJ-1004AM
New Jersey Certified Tree Experts #562 and #563
Member TCIA (Tree Care Industry Association)
NJ Contractor License 13VH02977500
PA Contractor License PA050951