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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.

 

Certified Arborist Caleb at an arborist consultation to evaluate storm damage to a maple tree.

Our crew members working at a job site with our new 101’ easy lift - with 48’ of horizontal outreach!

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 filmcolumbia.com. 

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.

 

Our Approach
 

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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

Johannes removing the dead material from a tree to mitigate the chances of branch failure.

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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Caleb discussing the plan for the day with the crew.

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Jerry cutting a pine log into manageable pieces for the mini skid-steer handle.

Accredited Business

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 ISA-Arbor.com.

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Aerial worker, Makima piecing down a tree in mangeable sections while groundworkers chip material. 

Meet Our Team

 
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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.

What are some of your favorite hobbies 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. 

Johannes Zygla

Arborist/ Aerial Worker/ Climber

 

Where are you from? Cape Town, South Africa

What do you enjoy most about working with trees?

My love of equipment, tools, and the outdoors led me to pursue this unique trade. I bring a steadying hand and expert technique to every job.

What are some of your favorite hobbies outside of work?

I'm a volunteer firefighter outside of work.

Makima Light

Arborist/ Aerial Worker/ Equipment Operator

 

Where are you from? Ghent, NY 

What do you enjoy most about working with trees?

Creative problem solving, advanced rope systems, being outdoors

What are some of your favorite hobbies outside of work?

Motorcycling, camping, fishing, hunting

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

What are some of your favorite hobbies outside of work?

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

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Linda Borton

Office Manager/ Soil Specialist

 

Where are you from? Ghent,  NY 

What do you enjoy most about working with trees?

Supporting a valuable living resource that gives us clean air to breathe, beautifies our properties, prevents soil erosion, and gives shelter to a large diversity of wildlife.

What are some of your favorite hobbies outside of work?

Out-of-work interests include photography, yoga, writing, nature hikes/foraging, creative cooking, and developing new skill sets.

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Sara Savoia

Arborist Assistant/ Ecologist

 

Where are you from? 

Greene County, NY 

What do you enjoy most about working with trees?

Tree’s have an efficient system that works like a well-oiled machine - every mechanism communicates with each other and does its role in order to grow into a strong, beautiful tree. 

What are some of your favorite hobbies outside of work?

Some hobbies include hiking, drawing, DIY’ing, and exploring nature in its entirety by getting lost in the woods.

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Jeremiah Cronin

Ground Worker/ Equipment Operator

 

Where are you from? Chatham, NY 

What do you enjoy most about working with trees?

Being outdoors, problem-solving, learning about nature

What are some of your favorite hobbies outside of work?

Fishing, playing music 

Brian Nieves

Ground Worker/ Equipment Operator

 

Where are you from? Long Island, NY 

What do you enjoy most about working with trees?

Being able to work outside with nature and continuously learn more about the trees we work with is what I enjoy most about this job.

What are some of your favorite hobbies outside of work?

My hobbies outside of work are hiking, traveling, and reading.

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Josh Wood

Ground Worker/ Equipment Operator

 

Where are you from? Canaan, NY

What do you enjoy most about working with trees?

Being outdoors, problem solving and doing good work.

What are some of your favorite hobbies outside of work?

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

Eli Morrow

Ground Worker/ Native Plant Specialist/ Landscaper

 

Where are you from? Hamden, CT

What do you enjoy most about working with trees?

Plant identification, being outdoors, having an active job

What are some of your favorite hobbies outside of work?

Hiking / backpacking, travel, music

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Carlin Keegan

Ground Worker/ Equipment Operator

 

Where are you from? Spencertown, NY

What do you enjoy most about working with trees?

Watching them mature and evolve into bigger and more beautiful specimens

What are some of your favorite hobbies outside of work?

Kayaking, fishing, and puzzles

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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

All artwork created by Maude White.  Original paper cuts of a native black walnut tree (Juglans nigra).