History

Donald Whitney started his arboriculture career working for Goodall in 1965 and worked there until 1969 at which time he and his brother Fred started, Whitney Brothers, Inc. The Main focus of the company was tree pruning and removal. The Major work equipment included chain saws, climbing gear an old log loader and a one-ton dump truck.

In 1975 Fred Whitney left to pursue other opportunities. Don carried on the company for many years and expanded into other lines of Arboricultural work. In 1983 the company was incorporated as Whitney Tree Service, Inc. At the time there were 2-3 employees and an office in Don's home.

In 1986 Terry Traver purchased 50% of the stock and began a new phase of expansion and development. New and modern equipment was added to the fleet and many talented employees joined the rank and file. Services today include Integrated Pest Management, Elm Preservation, Consulting, Urban Forestry and a complete line of Arboricultural Services.

On November 1, 1997 Terry sold his share of the business back to Don and moved to New Jersey to explore new opportunities. At that time David MacDonald an employee of Dons since 1984 worked with Don to help manage the company and took on consulting responsibilities.

On January 1, 2002 David and Thedy MacDonald bought out Whitney Tree Service and Don began his retirement

Our Services

  • Complete Tree Service
  • Insect & Disease Control
  • Difficult Tree Removals & Pruning
  • Mosquito and Tick Control
  • Stump Grinding
  • Invasive Plant Control

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Call our office Monday through
Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm EST.

Testimonials

My son and I were walking in the park off Stevens Ave last year and your crew was trimming trees. My son, who is now 2 and a half, wanted to stop and watch. We had to watch from a long way off so it would be safe. One of your arborists walked over and gave Cameron a little wood round and talked with him about the cherry picker truck. Well, we still have that piece of wood  and almost a year later he remembers that the "construction man" gave it to him:)