Experts in Tree Preservation
Experts in Tree Preservation
TREE CARE SERVICES
PEST AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT
FERTILIZATION AND SOIL CARE
TREE HEALTH AND RISK ASSESSMENT
Tree benefits increase as the age and size of the tree increases. However, as trees get older and larger, they are also more likely to shed branches or develop decay. Our experts will quickly identify health or structural issues that could pose a hazard and develop recommendations for risk mitigation.
LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT PLANS
Our team will bring decades of experience to your residential, commercial, institution’s, or community’s landscape to personally improve the condition of your trees and shrubs or develop written guidance to help your contractors manage it properly. We will assess your site’s vegetative assets and liabilities and develop multi-year maintenance and capital improvement plans to work within your budget.
WHERE WE WORK
We provide expert tree and shrub care throughout Western North Carolina, including: Asheville, Hendersonville, Brevard, Laurel Park, Flat Rock, Mills River, Fletcher, Arden, Lake Toxaway, Cashiers, Highlands, Cedar Mountain, Fairview, Enka Village, Swannanoa, Black Mountain, Lake Glenville
We also serve upstate South Carolina, including: Greenville, Spartanburg, Travelers Rest and surrounding areas.
Duffy Tree Care began serving WNC’s plant health care needs in 2015, when owner Nick Duffy relocated from coastal South Carolina to Western North Carolina. Since then, Duffy Tree Care has become one of the region’s premier tree care companies, specializing in the art and science of tree and shrub care.
Nick Duffy is one of fewer than 500 Board Certified Master Arborists in the world and is an expert plant pest and disease diagnostician. After working in various capacities in commercial and municipal arboriculture in Cape Cod, Central Pennsylvania, and Hilton Head Island, Nick and his wife Racheal relocated to WNC with their two daughters to practice arboriculture in one of the most biologically diverse regions of the county. Nick and his family enjoy camping and gardening, and are in the process of building their own home.
Wes Kocher joined Duffy Tree Care in the spring of 2017. Wes is an ISA Certified Arborist who works in a number of different capacities at Duffy Tree Care. Wes currently helps to take care of our client’s trees in North Asheville, Swannanoa, Black Mountain and surrounding areas. Wes is also one of the few Tree Risk Assessment Qualified (TRAQ) arborists in our region. In his previous role at the International Society of Arboriculture Wes played a pivotal role in developing the industry standard for assessing trees for risk, and has already worked with local summer camps, child care facilities, commercial properties and homeowners to manage potentially hazardous trees around their properties. Wes and his wife recently relocated to WNC from the Upper Midwest, and love this region’s topography, breweries, and live music.
TREE CARE UPDATES
Check back often to find out more about seasonal tree care needs and emerging pest threats.
Our area was hit especially hard by dogwood anthracnose this year due to the wet spring and warm temperatures. This leaf fungus is unsightly and can threaten the long-term health of flowering dogwoods. Duffy Tree Care utilizes an extremely effective treatment method that was documented in a local news article: http://www.blueridgenow.com/news/20170716/fighting-for-dogwood-health
Treating hemlock trees for the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid is our specialty. Maintaining tree health is critical for helping the tree fight off the pest and recover quickly after treatment. Read more about Duffy Tree Care’s approach to hemlock management in this news article: http://www.blueridgenow.com/news/20160321/tree-preservation-is-master-arborists-specialty