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Our Approach

Our Approach


Owner Caleb White has built New Leaf Tree Services Inc with these goals in mind:

  • Make safe work practices our highest priority

  • Provide outstanding, quality tree care

  • Deliver exceptional and responsive customer service

  • Support local community events, projects, and organizations

  • Invest in our employees and their future through fair compensation, benefits, and ongoing education in the field of arboriculture

  • Promote the wellbeing of the environment through tree preservation techniques, tree planting, and recycling of wood products

  • Advocate for and apply organic treatments and methods when working with trees and soils

Company Background

Company Background


New Leaf Tree Services Inc was established in 2011 by ISA Certified Arborist Caleb White (NY-5816A) and his former business partner Peter Madsen. Together they built a loyal customer base and skilled crew, performing expert arboreal work in the heart of Columbia County NY.

When Peter moved on from the business in 2019, Caleb continued to grow the services and capabilities of New Leaf, while continuing to recruit and maintain a talented and dedicated team.

We take pride in our attention to detail, our focus on safe working practices, and our commitment towards supporting our crew members with meaningful and sustaining work.

Meet Our Team

Meet our team

Caleb White, Owner

ISA Certified Arborist NY-5816A & TRAQ Accreditation

Where are you from? Born in Buffalo, NY. I moved with my family to Columbia County in 1990. I currently live near Malden Bridge NY.

What do you enjoy most about working with trees?

Nature is truly amazing - to be able to spend our days observing and working with trees is very special. Sharing my knowledge, and assisting others with how they relate to trees and the environment feels very meaningful and rewarding.

How do you enjoy your time outside of work?

I live on a homestead farm with my wonderful wife Tressa and our three young boys. I enjoy making maple syrup in the spring, harvesting from our garden in the summer, hunting in the fall, and splitting firewood in the winter. 

Makima Light

ISA Certified Arborist NY-6741A

Where are you from? Ghent, NY.

What do you enjoy most about working with trees?

Creative problem solving, advanced rope systems, being outdoors.

How do you enjoy your time outside of work?

Motorcycling, camping, fishing, hunting.

Jeremiah Cronin

ISA Certified Arborist NY-6728A

Where are you from? Chatham, NY. 

What do you enjoy most about working with trees?

Working with trees year-round has enabled me to become immersed in the annual cycles of our local ecosystems, providing me with never-ending opportunities to learn about and marvel at our natural world.

How do you enjoy your time outside of work?

Fishing, playing music. 

Josh Wood

ISA Certified Arborist NY-6766A

Where are you from? Canaan, NY.

What do you enjoy most about working with trees?

Being outdoors, problem solving and doing good work.

How do you enjoy your time outside of work?

Woodworking and finding a good animal trail to follow through the woods.

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Cory Wrightson

Arborist/ Ground Support

Where are you from? Kinderhook, NY.

What do you enjoy most about working with trees?

What I enjoy most about doing tree work is the opportunity to be part of a unique and fascinating industry and to have a hand in improving our local environment.

How do you enjoy your time outside of work?

Outside of work, I love spending time with my wife and dog, and finding new adventures.  I’m also very passionate about music and love playing guitar.

Jan (Yon) Booth

Arborist/ Aerial Worker

Where are you from? Earth, Upstate, NY.

What do you enjoy most about working with trees?

Experiencing the rhythms of nature and being outdoors.

How do you enjoy your time outside of work?

Adventures, usually outside, with friends and family that are as challenging as they are rewarding.

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Taylor Boria

Plant Health Care Steward

Where are you from?  Raised in both Brooklyn & Accord, NY.

What do you enjoy most about working with trees?

Cultivating relationships with plant communities is one of my favorite things. Every plant has a personality. In order to correctly diagnose an issue and allow a plant to flourish you must learn everything you can about them.

How do you enjoy your time outside of work?

I am in love with foraging plant materials to weave baskets. I originally taught myself and have been doing this for several years now, both as a student and as an educator. A couple of my other hobbies include natural dying, sewing, baking, and taking care of my rabbit and cat.

Clint Corbett

Ground Support

Where are you from Norfolk, MA.

What do you enjoy most about working with trees?

What I enjoy most about working with trees is keeping them healthy and looking good for many years to come.

How do you enjoy your time outside of work?

What I enjoy about my time outside of work is my children and family.  I also enjoy everything outdoors: hunting, hiking, camping, gold panning, and prospecting. 


Dael Mundy

Site Coordinator 

Where are you from? Rockaway,  NY 

What do you enjoy most about working with trees?

It feels good to spend my 40 hours a week benefitting the well-being of trees and our environment. Knowing that I'm supporting a business such as this with my time and effort makes me feel good when I go home at the end of the day. 

How do you enjoy your time outside of work?

I'm big into art and playing outside!  I'm always working on new illustrations, walking through the woods, practicing guitar, and reading plenty of books!


Voted best tree care & landscaping company of 2023!

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Certified Arborist

Owner Caleb White (NY-5816A) is an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist's, an accreditation earned through years of experience and learning.

We take great care to ensure we are working safely, efficiently, and responsibly at all times. 

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Accredited Business

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New Leaf Tree Services Inc is a fully insured tree service, carrying both liability and workers compensation policies.


Certificates are available upon request.


We are also an accredited member of the
Better Business Bureau


Why Hire an ISA Certified Arborist?

  • ISA Certified arborists are individuals trained in the art and science of tree care, who study within the field for three years before passing a comprehensive exam.

  • Proper tree care is an investment; well cared-for trees are attractive and often add significant value to homes and property.

  • It is important to hire knowledgeable, competent professionals trained in the practices and equipment necessary to safely perform tree work.

  • For more information on ISA certified arborists and the benefit's they can provide, visit


Really impressed with the work done by Caleb and his crew. They were friendly, professional, and highly attentive to detail. They left behind no footprint, and my outdoor space has been beautifully transformed.

~Richard in North Chatham, NY

Community Involvement

New Leaf Tree Services Inc is committed to sponsoring and supporting important events and organizations within our community.

Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC)

New Leaf Tree Services Inc is proud to support the Columbia Land Conservancy in Chatham NY. The Columbia Land Conservancy works with our community to conserve the farmland, forests, wildlife habitat, and the rural character of Columbia County.

Film Columbia

New Leaf Tree Services Inc is pleased to continue sponsoring the Film Columbia Festival at the Crandell Theatre in Chatham, NY. We've been involved with this event since 2013, and couldn't be happier to be able to support such a great event. For ticket's and more information on this year's films please visit 

Kids Need Music

New Leaf is happy to continue our support of Kids Need Music, a concert series benefiting the Hudson City School District’s music fund. This fund provides instruments to students who wish to learn to play but cannot due to a lack of instruments. 

Morris Memorial Association

New Leaf Tree Services Inc is honored to support the Morris Memorial Association in Chatham NY. The Morris is home to countless after school youth programs and events, as well as youth sporting leagues and other community functions.

High & Mighty Stables

New Leaf is excited to continue our support of High & Mighty. The mission of High & Mighty Therapeutic Riding and Driving Center is to provide equine-assisted services to those of all abilities, with the goal of enhancing physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

Nassau - Shatford Little League

We are big baseball fans! Caleb coaches two teams (little league minors and tee ball) that his kids play on, and loves supporting their little league as a sponsor. Hit the ball. Catch the ball. Throw the ball.

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