Brian Sullivan
Board Certified Master Arborist
Vermont Certified Pesticide Applicator #1585-5187
(802) 343-1773

Sullivan Tree Care

Have a problem
with your trees?
Better call Sul!

Commercial, residential and municipal arboriculture and tree service in Chittenden County, Vermont
About Sullivan Tree Care
Brian Sullivan has over 25 years experience in tree service, tree trimming, tree care and the field of Arboriculture, Horticulture, Landscaping, Forestry and Municipal Arboriculture. Brian studied Forestry in Montana where he received a BS in Forest Resource Management with an emphasis in Natural Resource Ecology. He worked for the USDA Forest Service, private timber companies and forest contractors before returning to New England. Brian became a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) in 2000, established Sullivan Tree Care in 2005, became a Municipal Specialist in 2010 and became a Board Certified Master Arborist not long after that. He also worked for the City of Burlington, Vermont as an Arborist Technician, then Arboriculture Foreman, for ten years.
Why choose Sullivan Tree Care

An arborist, by definition, is an individual trained in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining individual trees - arborists provide tree service. Arborists are knowledgeable about the needs of trees and are trained and equipped to provide proper care. Hiring an arborist is a decision that should not be taken lightly.

Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns. Well-cared-for trees are attractive and can add considerable value to your property. Poorly maintained trees can be a significant liability. Pruning or removing trees, especially large trees, can be dangerous work. Tree work should be done only by those trained and equipped to work safely in trees.

Brian is among the most experienced and credentialed practicing arborists in the state of Vermont - yet still offers reasonable rates for tree service.
Board Certified Master Arborist (BCMA)
Brian is one of around 620 Board Certified Master Arborists (BCMA) in the world and 6 in Vermont. (as of this writing). BCMA is the highest level of certification offered by the ISA. In addition to passing an extensive scenario-based exam, candidates must abide by a Code of Ethics which ensures quality of work. Fewer than 2 % of all ISA Certified Arborists currently hold this certification.
Municipal Specialist
Municipal Specialists are ISA Certified Arborists who have chosen municipal arboriculture or urban forestry as a career path. Experience requirements include communication skills, public relations, risk management, arboricultural practices, and policy planning in a municipal setting.
Safety, security, peace of mind
Brian is scrupulously safe and meticulously tidy on site when providing tree service, and his Certificate of Insurance is available upon request.
Sullivan Tree Care Services
Professional, high quality tree service performed safely and efficiently at an affordable rate.

Emerald Ash Borer assessments, evaluations and injection teatments.

Consultations backed by science and experience so you can make informed decisions about your property.
Focus on quality - Following ANSI A300 and ISA's Best Management Practices
American National Standard for Tree Care Operations - Tree, Shrub, and Other Woody Plant Management - Standard Practices (Pruning) The ANSI standards represent the industry criteria for performing tree care operations. The standards can be used for general familiarity with professional requirements, as well as for preparation of tree care contract specifications.
Tree Risk Assessment Qualification
TRAQ is an ISA qualification program that trains arborists how to use the methodologies outlined in the ISA Best Management Practices for Tree Risk Assessment. This qualification promotes the safety of people and property by providing a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk. The results of a tree risk assessment can provide tree owners and risk managers with the information to make informed decisions to enhance tree benefits, health, and longevity.
Satisfied property owners
Creating, preserving and improving the the overall health and safety of your landscape plants.
Healthy trees and shrubs are able to to withstand and tolerate many of the things that are working against them. Insect pests, fungal pathogens, drought, construction damage and unnecessary cultural practices often stress trees and shrubs causing them to struggle along, not reaching their full potential. Soil heatlh is directly related to the overall health and vigor of trees and shrubs. Improving the quality and health of the soil allows tree roots to thrive which makes it possible for the trees to withstand those stresses. Brian can condition and improve the soil within the plant's root zone.
Focus on safety, following the ANSI Z133
The 2012 revision of the ANSI Z133 Safety Standard provides the most current criteria in the United States for arborists and other workers engaged in arboricultural operations. The safety requirements in this standard address:
General safety
Electrical hazard
Use of vehicles and mobile equipment
Portable power hand tools
Hand tools and ladders
Work procedures
This publication provides an essential guide for federal, state, and municipal authorities in drafting regulations.

International Society of Arboriculture
New England Chapter Member
Through research, technology, and education, the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) promotes the professional practice of arboriculture and fosters a greater worldwide awareness of the benefits of trees.
Society of Municipal Arborists Member
  • To promote and improve the practice of professional municipal arboriculture.
  • To stimulate greater interest in the planting and presentation of shade trees and landscape plants.
  • To promote public awareness of the beautification of urban areas through proper arboricultural practices.
  • To recommend and uphold a Code of Ethics.
  • To initiate and support scientific investigation of problems concerned with municipal arboriculture.
  • To sponsor an annual meeting and trade show devoted to the presentation and exchange of information of value to arboriculture.
Have a problem with your trees?
Better call Sul.
(802) 343-1773
Brian also leads tree tours in Burlington - for more info, schedule and tickets: Burlington Tree Tours
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