Northern Boston Tree Service Inc.® was formed when a small group of the local tree industry’s highest skilled arborists came together with decades of collective experience and a common interest in environmentally sustainable arboriculture.  Our team shared a simple vision:  to offer our community the highest quality workmanship in tree care with a focus on tree preservation and environmental awareness.  These core values have helped guide us in our journey and are reflected in our work product.  Today we continue our effort to encourage tree preservation on a local level throughout the Boston area so that future generations can enjoy the valuable benefits that trees provide.

who we are

   Trees are a community’s best investment.  They are a precious resource that add beauty to the landscape and serve an important role in ecosystem biodiversity and wildlife habitats in our urban environment.  Many birds and wildlife living among us depend on trees for food and shelter.  The environmental benefits of trees include improving air quality, providing shade, reducing storm water runoff, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  We believe it is important to protect and preserve trees while promoting public awareness as to the importance of trees for a greener future.  Northern Boston Tree Service is committed to this effort.


   We like to keep the work that we do interactive with our clients by listening and asking questions.  This helps us craft a unique tree care plan for your yard so that we can target specific branches that you may request while also pruning to improve the structure and safety of your trees.  Our commitment is to provide the highest standard of service to our clients from start to finish by defining a clearly outlined scope of work, maintaining strong communication throughout the work process, and delivering a professional quality work product that will achieve long term benefit for our clients and their trees.

Zachary App


   Zachary is a Massachusetts Certified Arborist, ISA Certified Arborist, TCIA Certified Treecare Safety Professional, and an ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor (TRAQ).  He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and has been involved in the arboriculture industry since a young age.  In 2012 he returned to the tree care community in the Boston area where he met a group of local arborists and soon after formed Northern Boston Tree Service Inc. to provide an environmentally responsible approach to tree care through urban tree preservation.


  Your trees and shrubs are in good hands with us.  Our team has many years of experience in both structural tree pruning and technical tree removal.  We are an area leader for tree pruning service of large trees.  We also specialize in removal of trees that are located in areas that are difficult to access where using a crane or other heavy equipment may not be an option.  Our arborists follow ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) and ANSI A300 standards and guidelines as part of our commitment to ensure quality work.