Bartlett Tree Experts announces two acquisitions

Bartlett Tree Experts announced the acquisitions of Haskell Tre Service Inc. in Buffalo, NY and Climb High Tree Service in Lancaster, Penn.

Haskell Tree Service was founded by Greg Haskell in 1970. As he prepared to retire and sell his business after 52 years in the industry, Haskell was impressed with Bartlett’s focus on scientific tree and shrub care and the tremendous benefits customers receive thanks to the support of the Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories.

“This is an exciting acquisition for Bartlett Tree Experts because it allows us to expand our full range of scientific tree care services in Buffalo, New York while continuing to honor our commitment to exceptional safety, science, technology and business,” Jim Ingram, Bartlett Tree Experts President and Chief Operations Officer said.

Deborah Green, an Arborist Representative who has been with Bartlett Tree Experts since 1998 and was previously based on Long Island, was named the local manager of Bartlett’s new Buffalo office. With the acquisition, Bartlett also gains an experienced Arborist Representative, Dieter Meier, along with six veteran arborists in the field.

The acquisition of Climb High Tree Services strengthens the capabilities of the existing Bartlett Tree Experts’ local office team in Lancaster, Pennsylvania; deepening its ability to provide exceptional scientific tree care and customer service for new and existing customers.

“Like Bartlett Tree Experts, Climb High is a family business with a passion for trees and a history of integrity in its arboricultural practices,” Ingram said. “As a leader in our industry for more than 115 years, Bartlett Tree Experts continues to expand our scientific tree care services in new and existing markets with a focus on quality work and customer satisfaction. We’re excited to welcome the Climb High team into our Lancaster, Pennsylvania office.”

Brian Rhoten, head of Bartlett’s Eastern Pennsylvania Division, said that the acquisition allows Bartlett to add an additional Arborist Representative with tremendous experience in scientific tree and shrub care to the region.


The company’s latest acquisition supports its strategic plan for growth. Bartlett Tree Experts currently operates 161 local offices in the U.S, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland, including nine in the state of New York and 10 in Pennsylvania. The opening of its new Buffalo office is Bartlett’s second advancement into a new market in Western New York and the latest in the state since 2018, when the Company acquired Genesee Tree Service in Rochester.