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Why Choose Aspen For Your Tree Service Needs?

We pride ourselves on the high standards we have set and maintained for over 40 years. We have nine New Jersey Licensed Tree Experts, six ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) Certified Arborists, seven NJ Licensed Pesticide Applicators, and three CAA (Committee for the Advancement of Arboriculture) rated Master Arborists on staff to supervise all jobs, big or small, to ensure our customers of the highest quality professional service.

We also have four Certified Tree Care Safety Professionals on staff on staff to ensure our customers receive the highest quality professional service.

Our History

Aspen Tree Expert Co., Inc. was founded in 1976 with a passion for trees and a vision to provide quality service at affordable prices. Since then, we have grown to become one of the leading tree companies in NJ, with a team of highly trained and skilled arborists, technicians, and staff.

We are proud to be a family-owned and operated business that values customer satisfaction, safety, and environmental responsibility. Our mission is to enhance the beauty, health, and value of your trees and landscape, while exceeding your expectations every time.

Choosing An Arborist

Choosing the right arborist to undertake your tree service is crucial to tree health and home safety. With memberships in multiple industry associations, NJ licenses and ISA Certifications and TCIA Accreditation, full insurance, and written estimates, Aspen Tree can ensure you get the best possible tree removal and tree pruning services available and the personal care you deserve.

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A Family of Industry Leaders

Aspen Tree Expert Co., Inc was started in Freehold, NJ at the kitchen table in February of 1976.

Since that time, our involvement in the tree care industry has grown and the business has expanded and moved to Jackson, NJ. Steve Chisholm Sr., President of Aspen, is involved in many aspects of the industry, both in New Jersey and nationally, helping us to gain some notoriety as a prominent force in NJ arboricultural circles. He is a New Jersey Licensed Tree Expert (LTE #248) and is President of the NJ Board of Tree Experts.

A large part of the success of Aspen Tree is due to the fact that our company is truly a family business. Stephen Chisholm, Jr. is a New Jersey Licensed Tree Expert (LTE #330), ISA Certified Arborist, CTSP and is also actively involved in many areas of the industry. Steve is also currently serving as Immediate Past President of the Jackson Chamber of Commerce.

Mark Chisholm is also a New Jersey Licensed Tree Expert (LTE #348). Mark’s involvement is specifically as a top climber at Aspen, and he has represented New Jersey as our state climbing champion at the International Tree Climbing Championships for more than 20 years. Mark is a twenty-time NJ Tree Climbing Champion and three-time World Champion winning his third World title in Chicago in 2010. Mark was World Champion in 1997 and 2001 and had second place finishes in 1996 and 2000. He has appeared at numerous TCI Expos doing climbing demonstrations, and frequently does climbing seminars in New Jersey and around the world. He is also currently the spokesperson for Stihl and Tuefelberger, representing their interests at various seminars and trade shows across the country and overseas.

All three Chisholms are instructors at Cook College and Rutgers University, teaching such topics as Hazardous Tree Identification, Large Tree Pruning, Climbing and Rigging, and Chainsaw Safety. Stephen and Mark also teach short courses with Cornell University Extension Service in New York and The Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia.

The Chisholm men are not the only family members on this “family tree.” Laura Chisholm is the Office Manager and Secretary/Treasurer at Aspen Tree. She is also a NJ Licensed Tree Expert (LTE #343), and President of the NJ Society of Tree Experts. She previously served on the Board of Directors of the NJ Shade Tree Federation. In fact, the Chisholms are the first to have four LTEs in one family in New Jersey. All four are also ISA Certified Arborists, and have each been awarded the prestigious Arborist of the Year award by the Arborist Association of New Jersey. Further family involvement extends to Connie Chisholm, Stephen’s wife, who is the Assistant Office Manager and former secretary for the New Jersey Society of Tree Experts. The next generation recently joined the team when Steve and Connie’s daughter, Autumn Chisholm, started in the finance department in 2020.

Aspen Tree’s history and involvement in the industry is also evidenced by our “extended family,” which includes six other NJ Licensed Tree Experts, four ISA Certified Arborists, seven Certified Treecare Safety Professionals (CTSP’s), previous Arborist Association of NJ board members, and Arborist of the Year winner Paul Blejwas. Our employees are the most qualified anywhere and are all trained professionals with extensive knowledge and expertise.

We take great pride in our over 45 years of experience and service to an industry we love.

In The Community

We’re happy to demonstrate a strong commitment to giving back to the arborist community through extensive involvement in industry organizations and educational initiatives. Notably, members of the Aspen Tree family are not only leading professionals in New Jersey’s arboricultural circles, but they also actively contribute to the field’s advancement. Learn more about our team and how we give back.

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Careers With Aspen

Job opportunities include Groundsmen, A Climbers, B Climbers, Crew Leaders/Foremen, PHC Techs, and Arborist Sales Representatives. If interested, fill out the form below and we will get in touch with you with any opportunities we have available.

Aspen is considered a small business and we are located in central NJ only. At this time, we do not have any opportunities in any other states