Jim and the arborists at Hilltown Tree & Garden maintain the mature historic trees at multiple properties for the Trustees of Reservation in Western MA. They work in collaboration with the property mangers to maintain the original integrity of the gardens by helping to preserve the history of the landscape. Whether it be: pruning, cabling, proper planting, fertilization, monitoring or treating for disease and pest problems they work to solve complex problems on centuries old trees.
Jim in one of the originally planted beech trees enjoying the view. “Naumkeag is a quintessential country estate of the Gilded Age. This architectural masterpiece is, at its heart, a family home. Joseph Choate, a leading 19th-century attorney, hired the architectural firm of McKim, Mead, & White to design the 44-room “cottage,” Naumkeag, which would serve as a summer retreat for three generations of Choates.”
Pete and Jim prepping the tree for a “canopy cleaning”
Jake having fun & removing deadwood from the beech trees tips.