About UsTree Care Company in Tampa

Hurricane tree specialists are a Florida based team of professional arborists formed in 1992, in the wake of Hurricane Andrew. We are a family owned and operated collective of tree specialists dedicated to providing the best tree care available. Our focus is on providing full spectrum holistic tree care from the root to the crown.

20 Years of Combined Field Experience

With over 20 years of combined field experience, and extensive training and education, we have come to understand that properly caring for trees often involves a multi faceted approach that addresses all aspects of the living organism and, the environment in which it grows. Hence to only address one aspect while neglecting the others is to miss the mark, and in some cases, set the tree up for failure.

Here at Hurricane Tree Specialists, we are dedicated to uncovering and, understanding the various nuances and stress factors that often affect trees growing in the urban environment. From this vantage point, we seek to provide sound treatments that specifically address the issues at hand, and thereby improve tree health, and stability over the long term.

Why Choose Us

Among the benefits of trees are clean air, shade, and protection of the environment. Unfortunately, we are losing thousands of trees every year as a result of supply and demand and deforestation.


We genuinely care about the health and stability of the trees under our care.


We also include tree health and structure evaluations with most services we offer.


We are very passionate about the work we do and it shows in the thoroughness and quality of the services we provide.

When Considering Someone to Care For Your Trees, There Are Some Important Questions to Ask Any Prospective Contractor

Do they understand the basic tenants of tree pruning, as related to tree species, cut location, i.e. wound size, aspect ratio and dosage? Are they familiar with A.N.S.I. A300, the accepted national standards for tree care operations? Do they fully understand the implications and long term effects of their prospective treatments in maintaining the health and stability of the tree and equilibrium of the root to shoot ratio?

The answers to these questions will provide valuable clues for determining which prospective contractors are knowledgeable and competent, and which are frauds. It is unfortunate that there is now a literal ocean of such fraudulent tree service contractors in operation these days, who’s knowledge of tree care typically begins and ends with how to put a chainsaw in a piece of wood.

These individuals and companies are quick to recommend treatments without first having an adequate understanding of the problem or problems that may be present and so prescription before diagnosis is malpractice.

If you are interested in having your trees evaluated, we are certainly happy to oblige. Our many years of real world experience, along with genuine care for our clients and their trees, combined with our extensive training and education, are what set us apart from the rest. We are centrally located and provide service to the greater Tampa bay area including all of Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties.

Some Good Reasons to Consider Us to Care For Your Trees Are:


What Is I.S.A.?

The International Society of Arboriculture, or I.S.A. is a world wide scientific and educational organization devoted to the proper care and preservation of trees. The purpose of the I.S.A. certification program is to improve the level of knowledge and standard of practice within the tree care profession. It is designed to assist the public in identifying those professionals in arboriculture, who have demonstrated through a professionally developed education and examination program a thorough knowledge of proper tree care practices. I.S.A. certification is truly the mark of a professional arborist.


As mentioned before I am not only the owner of the company, I operate it as well, which means I am directly involved in the work. Since I perform and oversee each job personally I can guarantee a level of professional excellence that far exceeds the vast majority of my competitors.


While the initial cost of hiring a professional arborist may be slightly higher than that of your average every day tree guy, the long term benefits will far outweigh this cost with stronger, healthier well- developed trees. By hiring a professional arborist, you will be avoiding the potentially costly pitfalls associated with hiring unscrupulous tree service companies who employ unknowledgeable or improperly trained individuals. There are many so called arborists and tree surgeons out there that are completely unfamiliar with proper cultivation and maintenance practices and few if any have a well grounded knowledge of tree biology. A good arborist must understand the tree and its needs before embarking on a program of care and just as in medicine prescription before diagnoses is malpractice. After all you’re trees should be an asset that enhances the value of you’re property and not a potentially hazardous liability. Given this fact it is important to be selective when considering a tree service company.

Improper cuts like this one can become major infection courts for opportunistic wood decay pathogens.

This type of pruning where the interior of the tree has been severely defoliated is known as lion-tailing this greatly reduces the tree's photosynthetic ability and makes the tree more susceptible to wind throw.

I'm sure many folks have seen pruning of this type which is called topping and is one of the most destructive tree care practices besides that it's just plain ugly.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

can tell you from experience that nine out of ten people who have used Hurricane Tree Specialists in the past continue to use us today. In fact repeat business accounts for a large percentage of our work volume. Word of mouth has been and continues to be our best form of advertising, as satisfied customers are all too happy to spread the word. No matter what the job, complete satisfaction is our personal guarantee.

Steven Braden

Senior Arborist FL-5796A

(813) 928-5785 (352) 419-8711

We also strongly advocate natural arboriculture and once again advise all of our customers and clients on the potential problems and hazards associated with hiring individuals or companies who are unknowledgeable or unfamiliar with correct methods and maintenance practices. It is a simple fact that human incompetence is fast becoming the leading cause of tree deprivation and decline in populated areas. Therefore the delicate balance between forest fragmentation and urban sprawl must be carefully monitored and maintained. Aside from providing top quality affordable tree care, it is to this end that we dedicate our time and resources, thereby seeking to be good stewards of Gods earth.

We are also highly committed to the safety and well being of the various native species of animals we encounter, and therefore work with several state licensed animal rehabbers in the Tampa Bay and surrounding areas, to ensure the health, safety and proper relocation of these animals. If you have found an orphaned baby squirrel, bird or any other animal for that matter you will find contact information for these rehabbers on our links page as well as links to more tree related educational information.