Arboristry PLA

Arboristry Associates traces its beginnings back to 1993 when Mike Neal, equipped with degrees in Landscape Maintenance and Ornamental Horticulture, along with experience in various aspects of the industry, embarked on an entrepreneurial journey. Founded on three main goals, Arboristry aimed to provide Central Virginia with quality tree and specialty grounds care, offer an exceptional customer experience, and foster employee growth while honoring family values.

Over the years, Arboristry achieved local and national recognition for its professionalism, progressiveness, conscientiousness, and dedication to customer service. The company was 3rd in Virginia and 35th nationally to receive Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) Accreditation.

In November 2022, Arboristry was acquired by The Davey Tree Expert Company. Through this partnership, our clients have access to Davey’s leading diagnostic laboratory, the Davey Institute, which will help provide science-based care and research for our their property care needs.


Our Values







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Join Our Team And Grow With Us!

Looking for a rewarding career with opportunities for growth? Whether your dream office is somewhere in the great outdoors or something more traditional, we have a career path for you. We believe in providing a healthy, growing work-environment where you choose your career path and have access to constant education and the tools you need to set yourself up for continued success.

With jobs available throughout North America, Davey has an opportunity for you in the location you desire.

Tree Safety

Safety Program

Our high standards of safety mean that you can rely on our crews to work safely and treat your property with respect.

Our Company Safety Program requires all crew members to:

  • Receive safety training from a TCIA Certified Tree Safety Professional
  • Receive First Aid/CPR and Aerial Rescue training and VDOT Vehicle Flagger Certification
  • Adhere to company and industry safety standards
  • Adhere to Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) regulations and American National Safety Institute (ANSI) standards
  • Adhere to VA Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences
  • Attend annual and bi-monthly company safety meetings
  • Pass knowledge and comprehension tests of safety policies and practices


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Community Involvement & Demonstrations

Certified Arborist Educational Demonstrations

To give back to the community we welcome opportunities to demonstrate proper pruning and other plant healthcare techniques to groups.

We regularly meet with student groups, the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards, and Master Gardener groups in several counties. We bring along the right tools, safety gear, insect samples, and a passion for proper plant health care.

Student Career Days

At Arboristry, our product is our people. The value of a company is reflected in the quality of its employees, and we seek to hire only the best and brightest local talent. We are regular participants in local career days and job fairs and use this resource as a way to spread the word about arboriculture, horticulture, and careers in those respective fields. 

Tree Inspection

Certifications & Licenses

Our team of professionals achieve licenses and certifications that are rare in the industry. We are extremely proud of our employees’ commitment to providing the best possible care for your trees, lawn, and plants.

  • ISA Certified Arborist®
  • ISA TRAQ Qualified
  • Certified Tree Care Safety Professionals (CTSP)
  • National Association of Landscape Professionals
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