Brian Sullivan
Board Certified Master Arborist
NE-0965BM
(802) 343-1773





Sullivan Tree Care
Commercial, residential and municipal arboriculture services in Chittenden and Franklin County, Vermont
sul@burlingtontelecom.net
 
About Sullivan Tree Care
Brian Sullivan has over 25 years experience in the field of Arboriculture, Horticulture, Landscaping, Forestry and Municipal Arboriculture. Brian studied Forestry in Montana where he received a BS in Forest Resource Management with an emphasis in Natural Resource Ecology. He worked for the USDA Forest Service, private timber companies and forest contractors before returning to New England in 1999. More recently, Brian became a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) in 2000 and established Sullivan Tree Care in 2005. He also worked for the City of Burlington, Vermont as an Arborist Technician, then Arboriculture Foreman, from 2007 to 2017.
Why choose Sullivan Tree Care

An arborist, by definition, is an individual trained in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining individual trees. Arborists are knowledgeable about the needs of trees and are trained and equipped to provide proper care. Hiring an arborist is a decision that should not be taken lightly.

Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns. Well-cared-for trees are attractive and can add considerable value to your property. Poorly maintained trees can be a significant liability. Pruning or removing trees, especially large trees, can be dangerous work. Tree work should be done only by those trained and equipped to work safely in trees.

Brian is among the most experienced and credentialed practicing arborists in the state of Vermont - yet still offers reasonble rates for service.
Board Certified Master Arborist (BCMA)
Brian is one of around 620 Board Certified Master Arborists (BCMA) in the world and 6 in Vermont. (as of this writing). BCMA is the highest level of certification offered by the ISA. In addition to passing an extensive scenario-based exam, candidates must abide by a Code of Ethics which ensures quality of work. Fewer than 2 % of all ISA Certified Arborists currently hold this certification.
Municipal Specialist
Municipal Specialists are ISA Certified Arborists who have chosen municipal arboriculture or urban forestry as a career path. Experience requirements include communication skills, public relations, risk management, arboricultural practices, and policy planning in a municipal setting.
Safety, security, peace of mind
Brian is scrupulously safe, meticulously tidy on site and his Certificate of Insurance is available upon request.
Our services
Professional, high quality tree care services performed safely and efficiently at a reasonable rate.
Consultations backed by science and experience so you can make informed decisions about your property.
Focus on quality - Following ANSI A300 and ISA's Best Management Practices
American National Standard for Tree Care Operations - Tree, Shrub, and Other Woody Plant Management - Standard Practices (Pruning) The ANSI standards represent the industry criteria for performing tree care operations. The standards can be used for general familiarity with professional requirements, as well as for preparation of tree care contract specifications.
Tree Risk Assessment Qualification
TRAQ is an ISA qualification program that trains arborists how to use the methodologies outlined in the ISA Best Management Practices for Tree Risk Assessment. This qualification promotes the safety of people and property by providing a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk. The results of a tree risk assessment can provide tree owners and risk managers with the information to make informed decisions to enhance tree benefits, health, and longevity.
Satisfied property owners
Creating, preserving and improving the the overall health and safety of your landscape plants.
Focus on safety, following the ANSI Z133
The 2012 revision of the ANSI Z133 Safety Standard provides the most current criteria in the United States for arborists and other workers engaged in arboricultural operations. The safety requirements in this standard address:
General safety
Electrical hazard
Use of vehicles and mobile equipment
Portable power hand tools
Hand tools and ladders
Work procedures
This publication provides an essential guide for federal, state, and municipal authorities in drafting regulations.

International Society of Arboriculture
New England Chapter Member
Through research, technology, and education, the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) promotes the professional practice of arboriculture and fosters a greater worldwide awareness of the benefits of trees.
Society of Municipal Arborists Member
  • To promote and improve the practice of professional municipal arboriculture.
  • To stimulate greater interest in the planting and presentation of shade trees and landscape plants.
  • To promote public awareness of the beautification of urban areas through proper arboricultural practices.
  • To recommend and uphold a Code of Ethics.
  • To initiate and support scientific investigation of problems concerned with municipal arboriculture.
  • To sponsor an annual meeting and trade show devoted to the presentation and exchange of information of value to arboriculture.
Have a problem with your trees?
Better Call Sul.
FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US
sul@burlingtontelecom.net
(802) 343-1773
Brian also leads weekly tree tours in Burlington - for more info, schedule and tickets: Burlington Tree Tours
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