Treesmiths Utility Arborists
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About Us

We're Not Just Arborists. We're Treesmiths.
Blacksmith, metalsmith, locksmith, wordsmith: The word “smith” implies experience, skill and craftsmanship. These are qualities that help define Treesmiths Utility Arborists.

Our company was formed in 2002 by a group of experienced utility arborists who wanted to create a company that set new standards of service, reliability, safety and professionalism in the field of utility right of way maintenance.

The name Treesmiths also derives from the surnames of our founders. Though unrelated, the Smiths who formed Treesmiths Utility Arborists have over 75 years combined experience in the field.

Treesmiths Utility Arborists conforms
to tree care standards set by the
International Society of Arboriculture

Management Principles
Treesmiths is governed by a set of management principles unique to the utility arborist industry. The owners and managers of our company are in the field every day making sure that our commitments to our customers are met and that our employees are performing in accordance with our strict safety standards. At every Treesmiths jobsite a general foreman is present to provide supervision, coordination, on-site training and safety oversight. And every employee is trained and qualified.

Partnering with Customers
We help our electric utility customers maintain a steady uninterrupted supply of electricity to the homes, businesses and communities they serve. We partner with our customers by taking the responsibility for insuring that their transmission and distribution lines are free of obstructions that can interfere with the reliable delivery of service.

Management Team

Joe Smith

Joseph J. Smith  President
27 years as a utility arborist made Joe Smith a Treesmith. A practical, hands-on arborist, he gained his experience with tree companies that serve utilities throughout the northeastern United States. Starting as a ground hand, he worked his way up to general foreman, and eventually into management positions before helping found Treesmiths. Along the way he earned a number of professional designations and has been instrumental in developing Treesmiths intensive training and education modules.


Joe Smith

Michael Smith  Vice President for Safety
A graduate horticulturist, Mike Smith has devoted a quarter century to both residential and commercial tree maintenance work prior to co-founding Treesmiths. His experience includes all aspects of utility line vegetation management. As the chief safety officer of the company, he oversees an extensive training and professional development program that involves every employee in daily safety education and awareness exercises.