Make an Appointment | Access Your Account | View Our Locations   Become a fan of Bartlett Tree Experts on FacebookFollow Bartlett Tree Experts on Twitter

Bartlett Tree Experts

A Company of Firsts

Bartlett was the first company to:

  • Employ power spray equipment to manage landscape pests
  • Develop practical cabling and bracing methods to reinforce structurally weak trees
  • Formulate a fertilizer, Bartlett’s Green Tree Food, to meet the nutritional needs of landscape trees
  • Establish and maintain a tree research facility with a professional staff of renowned scientists
  • Introduce modern fertilization methods including Soil-Rx prescription treatments for specific plants
  • Successfully control a tree disease by the use of chemicals introduced directly into the sapwood
  • Maintain an Integrated Pest Management program for total preventative plant health care
  • Institute a financial support program for students pursuing careers in arboriculture and related fields
  • Develop a refillable tree injector for introducing treatments directly into the sap stream
  • Promote root growth in established plants through a patented process, Root-Rx Root Invigoration
  • Establish a global tree care presence with offices in the United States, England, Ireland, and Canada

Bartlett's History


Our FounderFrancis A. Bartlett graduated from Massachusetts Agricultural College, now the University of Massachusetts, in 1905 (he would later accept an honorary doctorate at his alma mater). He taught horticulture at the Hampton Institute in Virginia for two years before a benefactor of that college persuaded him to relocate to the New York area, where many valuable shade and ornamental trees were declining and dying. Mr. Bartlett accepted the challenge by founding The F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company in 1907.

Mr. Bartlett had great curiosity and set about learning all he could about the physiology and care of trees and shrubs. His mission would be to provide preventive care that would assure good health, longevity, beauty and safety for his clients' trees. He used the slogan, "America's Trees are Worth Saving."

Read about the early years of Bartlett »

Bartlett Truck from the early 20th centuryThe F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company was founded in 1907. In the 1920s, the company expanded into several Northeastern and Eastern Seaboard states, and as far west as Chicago. In 1922, public utility companies asked for Mr. Bartlett's help in keeping their power lines clear of excessive tree growth that tended to cause outages during storms. That was the beginning of our public utility line clearance division, which until February 2001, when it was sold, supplemented our basic private tree care operations. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, the Public Utility service, which was extremely active as rural America electrified, sustained the business. In the 1940s, another expansion occurred when offices were opened in almost all of the states east of the Mississippi.

Read about the history of the Bartlett Tree Research Lab »

Bartlett Tree Research LaboratoryIn the years immediately prior to World War I, it became obvious to Mr. Bartlett that he did not have time to manage a growing business while carrying on research and experiments to satisfy his scientific curiosity.

By 1926, there was enough scientific work in progress to warrant the establishment of the Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories, located first in North Stamford, Connecticut, and, since 1965, on a large property in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The permanent laboratories staff consists of PhDs in disciplines such as:

  • Plant pathology
  • Entomology
  • Physiology
  • Soil science

They are guided by technicians with degrees in disciplines such as:

  • Horticulture
  • Botany
  • Arboriculture

Read about the expansion of the Bartlett Tree Expert Co. »

Bartlett Tree Experts - The international leader in commercial and residential tree care.In the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s, the Bartlett Company entered markets in Texas, California, and the Pacific Northwest.

The company went international in 1994 with the acquisition of Southern Tree Surgeons, Ltd. in the United Kingdom, the largest European tree care firm. Bartlett has also grown significantly in Canada through acquisitions, further building on its international presence.

Read about Bartlett's corporate headquarters »

As Bartlett approached its half-century, an ultramodern, two-story corporate headquarters building was constructed on Summer Street in Stamford during 1955. The Summer Street building would be the fourth headquarters of the Bartlett Company. It would remain the corporate headquarters until Bartlett Tree Experts relocated to Henry Street in 1979 and then to East Main Street in 1989, where the company is headquartered today.

Bartlett's Corporate Headquarters - Stage Street Bartlett's Corporate Headquarters - Summer Street

Read about Bartlett's vision and commitment moving forward »

Bartlett Tree Experts Yesterday, Today, and TomorrowWell before it's centennial year, Bartlett Tree Experts created a viable approach to planning and business expansion that will serve the Company in good stead. Now in its second century of providing exceptional tree and shrub care services, Bartlett Tree Experts Yesterday, Today, and TomorrowBartlett's future and its heritage are securely anchored in success. Embodying training, safe practices, years of experience, knowledge, and sound management, The F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company story continues. Considering it's history, capabilities, employees, and clients, the Company's future is quite promising.

Site Map | Privacy Policy | Media Room | Contact Us | ©2017 The F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company
0845 600 9000* | Current Region:Current Region: Great Britain (click to change)Great Britain [ Change region ]
*Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.