Bartlett Tree Experts acquires Seattle Tree Preservation

May 16, 2018 -  By

Bartlett Tree Experts expanded its presence in the Pacific Northwest with the acquisition of Seattle Tree Preservation. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The company already has a well-established operation serving the Seattle area from nearby Kenmore, Wash., which is expanding to include the new staff and clients gained in the acquisition. In all, 14 employees will be joining Bartlett from Seattle Tree. The location is one of more than 100 Bartlett offices spread across 27 U.S. states as well as Canada, Ireland and England.

John Hushagen, a local arborist for over 40 years and a founder of Seattle Tree Preservation, selected Bartlett to purchase the business when considering his options for retirement.

“When Seattle Tree Preservation was founded in 1987, we chose the name to distinguish ourselves from the many businesses at the time that did little more than remove trees. I’m proud to have been a leader here for many years, and now the time feels right for me to retire and pass my vision of urban tree care onto a company that shares my values,” said Hushagen.

“The Seattle Tree Preservation staff will be great assets to our team,” said Kevin Carr, Pacific Northwest District Manager for Bartlett. “Their local expertise combined with Bartlett’s global and scientific resources will bring real benefits to all of our customers and their trees.”

This development to expand service in Seattle follows Bartlett’s 2017 acquisition of Northwest Plant Health Care in Spokane, Wash., which was an entirely new service area for the company. Both investments are part of Bartlett’s commitment to growing its business in the Pacific Northwest.

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