Thorsten Clausen, Arborist Representative at Bartlett Tree Experts, works out of our Summerland, BC office.
More about Thorsten Clausen
Thor Clausen grew up in the Okanagan and was raised on a self-sufficient hobby farm. Throughout his youth he gained valuable experience working in the orchards and vineyards of the area doing tasks from pruning to pest control and grafting. After receiving his Diploma in Landscape design Thor operated a small award winning landscape design firm in the Greater Vancouver area. He received his Arborist Certification in the early 90's and continued to upgrade and add many industry recognized certifications. Upon returning to the Okanagan in 1999 he started a small tree company and became an instructor for Arboriculture Canada teaching all aspects of tree care to both private and municipal clients across Canada and the United states. In 2009 Thor was recognized with an award from the International Society of Arboriculture for contributions to the industry. Thor and his staff joined Bartlett Tree Experts in late 2009 and through the science and opportunities offered by the company he continues to advance and truly enjoy his clients and all that the industry has to offer.
What Our Customers Are Saying About Thorsten Clausen
All members of the team were polite, efficient, showed up when they said they would, and left the grounds in exactly the condition they stated they would. Thor is gold, he is a keeper.
Rick L., Summerland, BC
Thor Clausen is such a treasure. His knowledge about and true concern for our trees is so exceptional. We appreciate his service so much. Thank you for taking care of our beautiful trees, especially during this difficult time of drought, smoke, and other difficult variables.
L. Parsons, Naramata, BC
We had Josh and Scott climb and trim our Willow tree. They were excellent. We were impressed with their safety practices and communication with us. They made sure we were happy. Josh and Mike did the clean up another day and it was great. We were extremely impressed with your expertise. That is why we hired Bartlett. We are happy we did. Our willow looks great.
Mary B. , Oliver, BC
Hard working crew,very efficient, and well organized. Thor knew right away what was wrong with our tree and explained and demonstrated why it was unhealthy and should be taken out. A very clear communicator.
Floyd N., Penticton, BC
I am very pleased with the work done by the crew. I also appreciate the tips that Thor gives us about other trees on the property when estimating the proposal. You can count on me being a returning customer.
Bill C., Penticton, BC
Thor Clausen is wonderful, knowledgeable, and attentive to our property. We are so glad he worked with us.
Linda P., Naramata, BC
I was not at the property when the job was done but it was done to my satisfaction and the clean up was great. Thor and Arlene were very efficient and accommodating. Dealing with them was a good experience.
Ken S. , Penticton, BC
Work always done on time and pre-notice always given. Thor is always cooperative and knowledgeable and ready to help. We appreciate our relationship with Bartlett.
Hank S., Penticton, BC
We have Moonglow Junipers as a privacy walls on either side of the little house which are very important to us. Thor and his wonderful polite mannerly team have kept them alive and well whether we are there or not. They were recently hit with a disease but Thor came to their rescue and they have quickly recovered with one treatment.
Marilyn P., Osoyoos, BC
Everyone was very professional. I was impressed by Thor and his team. I was especially impressed by the crew member who was explaining to the other crew member not only how to prune the roses, but why they were pruned that way. They were quick, professional, knowledgeable, and tidy. Thor knows so much about plants and landscaping. He is now our source for the whole garden.
Harry and Lisa B., Summerland, BC
Thor is very knowledgeable and willing to share his expertise and advice. I enjoyed talking to him at the Gardenworks Spring Fling event. He helped me identify a shrub from a photo and suggested plants for my slope. I have had Bartlett staff work on my trees and shrubs for two years. I will recommend them to my friends. They offer customer service with a smile. All the staff are helpful and friendly, but very professional and courteous. They actually asked if I was happy with the work. They did an excellent job and cleaned up thoroughly after themselves. Such a high level of customer service is a rarity these days.
Ken and Lynne F., Peachland, BC
We have very much appreciated the expertise that Thor offers. He seems sincerely interested in maintaining the health of our trees and bushes in a sustainable manner and gives us guidance. We have known Thor for over fifteen years and he has always provided us with great advice.
Greg and Anne S. , Penticton, BC
All personnel in this company are first rate. Communication skills are excellent. Work is completed on time and on budget. The Arborist is a treasure trove of advice and information.
Harvey and Melanie , Summerland, BC
I was very impressed with the crew. They were professional, respectful, and very knowledgeable. They handled a difficult situation with ease. They did a good job on our Willow and cleaned up afterwards. Very pleased with the service Thor provided.
Paulette P., Osoyoos, BC
Thor Clausen and the crew at Bartlett have attended my property approximately five times in the past five months to remove three stumps and attend to the care of my four fruit trees. Each time they would consult with me regarding the purpose of their visit, they were very polite, explained their work then proceeded with the tasks in an efficient manner. Very pleased with the service.
Malcolm B., Summerland, BC
Thor was prompt and informative. We are happy with his advice. The team that arrived to do the work were prompt, polite, and tidy. They were kind and understanding when I expressed my anxiety at the loss of the two trees. They said it was normal and happens a lot. They reassured me we made the right decision. That was the icing on the cake. Professional and caring.
P. and V. W. B., Penticton, BC
Staff are always polite and helpful when dealing on the phone or by email. Thor Clausen has always been very thorough in his inspections and advice, very knowledgeable, and considerate of client situations. The crew members are polite, friendly, and professional. They seem to get along well with each other and are always positive. I have been dealing with Bartlett Tree Experts, mainly with Thor as the main contact, for a number of years. My late husband and I always found the explanations of work and product top notch. I have recommended them to friends without any hesitation. Keep up the great work.
Judy D. , Osoyoos, BC
Thor was our first personal contact. Very knowledgeable and informative, while explaining what was wrong with the trees we thought needed to be removed. The crew of three that came to do the felling worked competently, safely, and as a team. They explained the plan of action to us then went to work. The faller was amazing.
Gordon C. , Peachland, BC
Your team is a pleasure to work with. We appreciate the advice we received from Thor about the trees on our property. The crew who removed five large trees and pruned two other trees worked safely and efficiently. They were very careful to avoid damaging our driveway. They consulted with us at appropriate times during the work process and worked effectively as a team.
Lynn J., Naramata, BC
Thor was very professional and a pleasure to work with. The fellows that came to do the work were courteous and professional as well. We were very pleased with their work and would hire your company again if needed in future.
Shane and Vicky S., Penticton, BC
Office staff was friendly, helpful, and patient. Crew was friendly and efficient. Thor's the best!
Heather H., Penticton, BC
We really appreciated the prompt response for an appraisal and quote. Thor was professional and knowledgeable, he taught us about our fruit trees and cedars. The crew who came to complete the prunings were friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. They also patiently answered our numerous questions. I believe we received very good value for the price charged and would highly recommend Bartlett.
Barry & Susan G., Penticton, BC
I am very satisfied with the Bartlett Arborist and always happy to meet him. The Bartlett crew is always very friendly and they are doing an excellent job. I will be back next year again with my request for service.
Bernie G., Summerland, BC
Good crew. A special thanks to Thor for his time spent in advising me on my tree "issues."
Marion B., Summerland, BC
We are the landlords of this property and were not on site when the work was done, but we are very happy with the results, and our tenants have told us how impressed they were with the work ethic and consideration of your crew each time they came. We would like to have you come back and do the same thing next year.
Ron and Dixie S., Penticton, BC