Bartlett Tree Experts makes two acquisitions

Bartlett Tree Experts announced that it has expanded with the acquisition of The Haupt Tree Company in Massachusetts and Stansbury Tree Service in Maryland.

The Haupt Tree Company

Founded by Erik H. Haupt in 1957, The Haupt Tree Company was built with a focus on tree preservation and plant health care; serving residential, commercial and municipal clients throughout Western Massachusetts, Eastern New York and Northwestern Connecticut. With the acquisition, 20 Haupt employees have joined Bartlett Tree Experts. As a result, the addition of a new Bartlett office in Suffield, Massachusetts represents Bartlett’s 163rdth operation and second location in Western Massachusetts.

Erik G. Haupt II, who joins Bartlett as the Local Manager of its new Sheffield office, said in a note to clients that Bartlett provides their local team of arborists with the opportunity to “continue to improve services for customers to maintain beautiful and healthy landscapes.”

“Bartlett Tree Experts is a family business that has been a leader in the industry for 115 years and is known for its scientific approach to tree care,” Haupt said. “Bartlett’s arboricultural research facility supports its offices in delivering the most advanced tree care solutions available.”

The Haupt Tree Company, which has cared for trees on some client properties for over 65 years, embodied the right cultural fit to join Bartlett. Both are family businesses with long histories focused on helping their clients to maintain beautiful, healthy trees and landscapes. With the acquisition, customers will benefit from the support of Bartlett’s global resources and unique, scientific research facility. Likewise, the team of Haupt arborists joining Bartlett will have greater opportunities for career growth and development with the larger company.

“In its 65-year history, The Haupt Tree Company has focused on professionalism and in providing high quality tree care. With the Haupt team, we are excited to expand our full range of scientific tree care services in Western Massachusetts while continuing to honor our commitment to exceptional safety, science, technology, and customer service,” Bartlett President and Chief Operating Officer Jim Ingram said.

The Haupt Tree Company was most-recently managed by a second-generation of the Haupt family, with Erik G. Haupt II serving as President and General Manager and Peter G. Haupt serving as Vice President and Fleet Manager. Recognized nationally as an industry leader, the company is accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) and includes several members of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) on its staff. The company is also a proud member of the Massachusetts Arborists Association (MAA), the Connecticut Tree Protective Association (CTPA) and New York State Arborists, International Society of Arboriculture, Inc.


Based in the heart of the picturesque Berkshires in an area where people are known to value their trees, The Haupt Tree Company’s expertise in tree care and preservation has often resulted in their crews travelling outside of the area on special assignments. Their arborists have been called upon to work as far away as Central Park in New York City, on Cape Cod and on the island of Nantucket.

“The Haupt Tree Company’s outstanding reputation with a focus on delivering high-quality tree and plant health care made the company a good fit for Bartlett. Both are long-standing family-owned businesses that share the same dedication to quality tree care and customer service. They look at trees from a preservation-first standpoint, have a long history of keeping trees healthy and safe, and offer many similar services to what we provide. Their talented local team has great tenure with the company and there is a tremendous family feel around the entire organization. We are excited to welcome them to the team,” Nick Vallas, Vice President and Division Manager of Bartlett’s Connecticut Division, said.

The acquisition, which closed on January 23rd, marks Bartlett’s second acquisition in Western Massachusetts since 2018, when the company acquired C.L. Frank and Company in Northampton. With the addition of a new office in Sheffield, Bartlett currently operates nine office locations in the state.

Stansbury Tree Service

Since 1996, Stansbury Tree Service has provided quality residential and commercial tree and shrub care throughout Maryland. Owner operator Patrick Stansbury worked for Bartlett Tree Experts early in his career and credits Bartlett with teaching him species-specific pruning techniques and about the importance of plant health care to ensure optimal growing conditions of trees and shrubs in the landscape. Impressed with Bartlett’s commitment to safety, science, technology and customer service, he joins Bartlett along with his wife, Dixie, daughter Paige, and son Patrick, a climber.

“We chose Bartlett Tree Experts because I felt they could best care for our clients’ trees and shrubs as we have for the last 26 years. Bartlett has a proven plant health care program which is vital to the care and health of trees and shrubs,” Patrick Stansbury said.

The Stansbury family members, among 20 Stansbury employees making the move, say they appreciate that Bartlett is a family business, like their own, with the global resources and unmatched support of the Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories for the benefit of clients. They are excited to join the existing team at Bartlett’s Baltimore office; and about the career development and training opportunities that will be available for their arborists with the larger company.

“We are thrilled to welcome back Patrick Stansbury and his talented team of arborists to Bartlett Tree Experts. Growth through acquisition continues to be a strong path forward for us. Adding resources in the Baltimore area assists us in providing a full range of scientific tree and shrub care services for our customers to maintain healthy, beautiful landscapes,” Jim Ingram, President and Chief Operating Officer of Bartlett Tree Experts said.

“Stansbury has become a premium company in Baltimore, and that success made them an attractive company for Bartlett Tree Experts to bring onboard. Our team in the Baltimore office is excited to grow with their new colleagues and expand their service capabilities,” said John Smithmyer, Vice President of Bartlett’s Mid-Atlantic Division.

The acquisition was completed on February 24th.