Arbor Care

Many landscapers offer arbor services, but Crawford Landscaping is one of the few that offer Arbor Care

Caring for hardwoods and palms is a vital part of landscape maintenance, especially in Southwest Florida where we face year-round challenges.  Unfortunately, arbor care is often either overlooked or entrusted to unqualified individuals or companies.  When managed properly, trees and palms can enhance a landscape in many ways.  

Proper tree care improves the health of your tree(s) by eliminating branches that are dead or dying, improves the overall appearance and structure of the tree by keeping it from developing broad or weak branches. Trimming prevents limbs from growing with weak crotches, or eventually crossing each other and competing for space in the crown.  Proper tree care also affects the rest of your landscape by increasing sun exposure and air circulation throughout the tree and underlying landscape, which will improve the tree’s health. 

At Crawford, we’ve entrusted this vital service to Phil Buck, a Board Certified Master Arborist, one of only 8 in the state of Florida, who leads our Arbor Division.  Phil is currently on the Board of the International Society of Arborculture and is the current President (2014-2015) for the Royal Palm Chapter of the FNGLA (Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association).  Phil is passionate about trees and enjoys teaching our clients about proper tree and palm care.  With Phil’s expertise, we are able to create custom hardwood and palm management programs to meet both care and budget requirements.  These programs include not only trimming, but also supplemental fertilization and pest control plans.      

Our experienced and insured trimmers are trained tree workers able to do removals and pruning with aerial equipment or by rope and saddle while performing proper pruning according to ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) standards.  Our staff is also trained in all OSHA safety standards and where proper Personal Protective Equipment at all times.  



We provide a systematic evaluation of your trees to ensure healthy preservation
of our client’s landscape.
— Phil Buck