About Us

Cellon Oak - North Florida

Historic Tree Care measured this Florida State champion live oak at 87′ 9″ tall with a crown spread of 154′ and a trunk girth of 31′ 2″.

We accept the liability of caring for big old trees. Risk assessments, mitigation: pruning, cabling, IPM. We diagnose and appraise trees, and testify as expert witnesses.

Historic Trees,  veterans of wars with nature and humans, may be linked to a historical event,  property, or person of local significance. In addition to ecological benefits to humans and wildlife alike, Historic trees provide a biological record of their life.  Historic trees grow over and beyond damage from storms and strains.  Changes in tree anatomy and physiology mean changes in treatment.

Historic Tree Care comprehensively assesses tree benefits, health, and risk.   Our arborists identify all reasonable options to manage tree risk, then specify treatments.  We write specifications informed by international practice, the German ZTV Baumpflege, the UK’s BS3998, the ANSI A300 Tree Care Standard, and ISA’s Best Management Practices.  Work is specified to minimize liability while maximizing benefits. Local arborists begin treatments with us,  then continue periodic and affordable care, for the duration of the tree’s life.

Guy Meilleur Profile

We apply arboricultural practices from Europe and Asia to trees throughout the eastern US and beyond: live oaks across Florida, post oaks at Andersonville Cemetery, and bur oaks near Lincoln’s home in Illinois are living proof. Our cabling, pruning, pest prevention and root invigoration employs gear and techniques both old and new.

Head arborist Guy Meilleur (may-er’) has provided professional tree care since 1965, consulting and writing about arboriculture since 1982.  Author of over 50 articles, reviewed by peers, in the last 5 years, Guy seeks to record and practice good tree care with good arborists.

Read about the services we offer and our past and current work.