Warren S. Tamke founded Tamke Tree Experts; incorporating in 1967 with little more than a phone, a card table and a dream. His love for trees and attention to "proper" care, not only helped to nurture the plants but also the relationships with our customers. His teachings still resonate among our long-time employees who remember him fondly.

Today, with New Jersey Certified Tree Experts, ISA Certified Arborists and Certified Tree Care Safety Professionals on staff; we have the expertise and experience to provide accurate tree and shrub care for all our clients. Tamke Tree Experts employs approximately 40 people year round. We share our knowledge and love for plants through the care we offer our customers. We participate in community events and fundraisers to benefit education and research for our most valuable resource—TREES!

We have offices in the Basking Ridge area and West Amwell, New Jersey. Our service area includes: Allamuchy, Bernardsville, Bridgewater, Califon, Chatham, Clinton, Far Hills, Madison, Mendham, Montville, Princeton, Short Hills, Summit, Warren, New Jersey as well as Doylestown, New Hope and Yardley, Pennsylvania. If you need a tree service, call the tree experts.

Our goal to provide safe and effective services has resulted in thousands of healthy and beautiful plants, along with loyal customers. Tamke continues to guarantee your satisfaction. We value all living things. We have a responsibility to plants and people. We work hard, so our customers don’t have to. And we love what we do! We look forward to fifty more years…helping plants grow and thrive as an integral part of our customers’ properties, our community and the environment.

Why Hire Tamke Tree Experts?

Trees should be preserved and admired. Well cared-for trees add beauty, safety and considerable value to your property, while poorly maintained trees can have the opposite effect.

Hiring an arborist is an important investment into your property. Tree work should be performed only by those that have been properly trained and equipped to work safely in trees. Tamke Tree Experts is a registered New Jersey Tree Care Company (NJTC), and as such, is certified to perform all arboricultural services to promote beautiful and healthy plants.

A Licensed business is required to provide safe work and proper training. A licensed business must carry minimum levels of liability insurance and provide proof of adherence to workers compensation rules. A licensed business must have at least one licensed tree expert (LTE) on staff—Tamke currently has five (5).

Licensing requirements are in place to protect the consumer. Licensing requirements necessitate continuing education to help keep our tree experts abreast of new techniques, equipment and research findings. Further, Licensing helps to create a better trained and more knowledgeable workforce.

Our customers and the trees we care for reap benefits of the knowledge and expertise we offer. Customers can be assured that we will work safely and are properly insured. Our customers can have peace of mind in the business ethics and standards to which a licensed company must adhere.

Safety
Protect your loved ones from potentially hazardous trees and harmful insects with regular maintenance and treatments.
Value
A well cared-for property can add 15% to the value of your home, so it pays to keep your trees healthy.
Beauty
Embrace nature for ours and future generations by preserving our beloved trees on your property.

Our goal to provide safe and effective services has resulted in thousands of healthy and beautiful plants, along with loyal customers. Tamke continues to guarantee your satisfaction. We value all living things. We have a responsibility to plants and people. We work hard, so our customers don’t have to. And we love what we do! We look forward to fifty more years…helping plants grow and thrive as an integral part of our customers’ properties, our community and the environment.

Our Services

Awards & Accreditations

Tamke was one of the first companies in New Jersey to be accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) for adherence to Ethical Business Practices and provision of Quality Services.

The TCIA, a national association with over 2,000 member companies, develops safety and education programs and helps to ensure the standards set for the tree care industry. The accreditation is a voluntary process developed to verify “best practices” by tree care companies and to safeguard the consumers. Our customers can rest assured that they are receiving the “best of the best” with Tamke.

The accreditation represents those companies that meet TCIA’s highest standards for Ethics, Quality and Confidence. Once approved, the accredited company undergoes an audit every three years which includes: consumer satisfaction, best business practices, business ethics, employee training, safety, quality, industry standards, arborist certifications, insurance coverage, work estimates and specifications.

We share our pride in this accreditation with all our employees and our customers. We hope that more companies will apply for accreditation. Too many times we see and hear about improper practices by other tree services. People deserve proper advice and quality service; and our trees deserve the best.

Tamke’s Experts

Doug Hunt

Douglas Hunt

President, Tamke Tree Experts

Founding partner of Tamke Tree Experts, Doug is a New Jersey Certified Tree Expert (#173) ISA Certified Arborist (#NJ-1050A) and NJDEP Licensed Pesticide Applicator.

(908) 647-3537

Chris Hunt

Christopher Hunt

Vice President, Tamke Tree Experts

Chris is a New Jersey Certified Tree Expert (#453), ISA Certified Arborist (#PD-0699A), ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified and NJDEP Licensed Pesticide Applicator; his sales area includes Chatham, Madison and Mendham.

(908) 647-3537

Keith Decker

Keith Decker

Manager, Tamke Tree Experts

Keith is a New Jersey Certified Tree Expert (#604), ISA Certified Arborist (#NJ-1054A), ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified and NJDEP Licensed Pesticide Applicator; his sales area includes Berkeley Heights, Chester and Long Valley.

(908) 625-3506

Greg Axt

Greg Axt

Arborist Consultant

Greg is a New Jersey Certified Arborist (#NJ-1089A) and NJDEP Licensed Pesticide Applicator; his sales area includes Bernardsville and Far Hills.

(908) 625-7024

Dirk Boatman

Dirk Boatman

Arborist Consultant

(908) 285-0178

Steve Bruin

Steven Bruin

Arborist Consultant

Steve is a New Jersey Certified Arborist (#NJ-1071A) and NJDEP Licensed Pesticide Applicator; his sales area includes Summit and Scotch Plains.

(973) 713-4856

Sam Burd

Sam Burd

Arborist Consultant

Sam is a New Jersey Certified Arborist (#NJ-1177A); his sales area includes Short Hills and Livingston.

(973) 294-6226

Joe Kunkel

Joe Kunkel

Arborist Consultant

Joe is a New Jersey Certified Tree Expert (#360) and Certified Arborist (#PD-0688A) and NJDEP Licensed Pesticide Applicator; his sales area includes Chatham, Madison and Mendham.

(201) 787-0107

Rick Wheeler

Richard Wheeler

Arborist Consultant

Rich is a New Jersey Certified Tree Expert (#229) and Certified Arborist (#NJ-0807A) and NJDEP Licensed Pesticide Applicator; his sales area includes Princeton and New Hope, PA.

(908) 930-4624
Careers at Tamke
Tamke Tree Experts encourages both corporate and personal growth, developing many long-term relationships with our personnel.
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