Bartlett Tree Experts has expanded its East Coast presence through the acquisition of Living Tree, Inc., a tree care business that has operated in the West Chester, Pa., area for more than 20 years.
The acquisition expands Bartlett’s footprint across North America and bolsters the company’s presence in southeastern Pennsylvania. The acquisition further enlarges Bartlett’s tree care services in the areas west and north of Philadelphia.
“This acquisition allows us to better service the areas between West Chester and Reading, Pa.,” said John Smithmyer, V.P., division manager of Bartlett’s Mid-Atlantic Division. “Living Tree, LLC. has prided itself on providing mature tree preservation for many years. The business was a natural fit for us because they had a similar philosophy to ours; doing great tree work with an emphasis on excellent customer service. The acquisition allows us to grow our presence while providing a full range of scientific tree and shrub care services in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Lancaster counties.”
“We are excited about our expansion into new and existing markets in our Mid-Atlantic Division with the acquisition of Living Tree, LLC.,” said Jim Ingram, president and COO of Bartlett Tree Experts. “Growth through acquisition continues to be a strong path forward for us. Adding resources in southeastern Pennsylvania assists us in providing a full range of scientific tree and shrub care services for our customers to maintain beautiful, healthy landscapes.”
Bartlett has maintained a strong presence in Pennsylvania for over 100 years. The acquisition, which was completed October 7, is Bartlett’s latest in the state.