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Trout Brook Landscaping and Tree Service

This video illustrates our Tree Service capabilities from a wintertime job in the Farmington Valley.
     Is your landscape healthy?  Are your trees safe?    How would you know?   What are most important and crucial things you need to know as a homeowner in West Hartford?  
           In an arborist consult, we will cover crucial information on plant and soil types, tree diseases, and common Connecticut tree issues.
    As a trained arborist, and a Connecticut resident for 30 years,  I know more than the trees, I know the soil and the land they grow on.
     Call this number if you’re serious about taking action.  If you want to remove a tree, install a landscape, or hire a seasonal landscape service, call me at (860) 888 8472 
-Andrew Bachman CT Arborist S6222, MA Horticulturalist
Click this file for facts and stories for homeowners about organic and sustainable landscaping.
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NE Organic Farming Association

PDF "Intro To Organic Yards and Lawns, 2016"

Wintertime Tree Service...
    Winter dormancy allows for the least impact on tree health from pruning. 
1) The stored energy of the tree has migrated from the branches down to the roots, therefore trees suffer less from losing branches in winter. 
2) Tree diseases are inactive in the winter, so pruning cuts don't get infected until spring when the immune reponse is strongest.  
3) Frozen ground is also less susceptible to damage from equipment. 
We offer bundled discounts for a full day tree work in winter.  
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Our high tech equipment can go where others can't.
Andrew Bachman (860) 888-8472
Home Improvement Lic  HIC 0634212
Connecticut Arborist lic #S-6222
 Mass Certifed Arborist and MA Horticulturalist and MCLP

Mass. Certified Landscape Professional
TroutBrookTree@gmail.com
We are Licensed Arborists.
Andrew Bachman is an arborist designated by Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He can help determine which trees add value and which trees present a risk. 
The title of "Massachusetts Certified Horticulturalist" (MCH) is awarded to professionals who have served in the industry more than 3 years and passed a rigorous exam on a range of horticultural topics and over 700 latin plant identifications and characteristics.
For your protection, we carry 2 million liability and worker's compensation insurance, provided upon request.
"Trees"  A Poem by Joyce Kilmer 1914
"I think that I shall never see,  A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest, Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,  And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear,  A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain,  Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,  But only God can make a tree."
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Eversource "Plan Before You Plant a Tree"

"Plan Before You Plant" PDF
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Native Small Tree Choices for New England

Small Trees PDF
UMASS Authoritative "Best Practice" Guidelines for How to Physically Plant a Tree 
https://ag.umass.edu/fact-sheets/guidelines-for-planting-trees-shrubs
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Evergreen Tree Choices for New England

Evergreen trees PDF
            The story of the business starts ten years ago, when I borrowed a small pickup truck for a season and started mowing lawns.  In 2011 we had an late fall ice storm and I was introduced to tree damage and the tree business.  I saw potential and decided to get the arborist license.  We ramped up tree service knowledge and capabilities to todays fully equipped .    Now, I want to share a little more of who we are at Trout Brook Landscaping.   Follow me for a few more words and we might understand each other better.

            Connecticut is my Home     My parents moved to West Hartford when my father's job transferred from Boston in 1988.  My mother soon found a position as a school social worker.  I attended Bugbee elementary, King Phillip Middle and then Hall High School, graduating in 2002.  I spent a lot of time in the Boy Scouts, attending weekly meetings, campouts, teaching workshops, leading other boys,and eventualy attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.  I always relished the competition, comradery and discipline of team activities and endurance sports, like cross country running and soccer.  I was fortunate to have many intellectual friends and teachers in all these activities which is how I developed the critical thinking skills that now help shape the vision of the company.
           What's in a Name  Most days, as a boy I would bring my dog down by trout brook park, letting the dog off-leash stopping to smell along the forest paths, startling the wildlife while I was climbing trees.   The little forested slices of West Hartford were my playground for observing nature and daydreaming.   My enjoyment of the town's green spaces and green corridors is the reason why I named my business "Trout Brook Landscaping"
       I've always felt a strong connection and sense of discovery in Nature.   Today, I have the good fortune to study nature for profit.     Inspired by the miracle of wholistic "living systems" biology, I want everyone to discover nature's secrets.
       'Living Soil' As a Worldview:  Let's explore some background on the miracles of nature.   The tiny microbial beings in the earth's topsoil are in a constant state of flow, change and interdependance.  Tiny living fungus and microbes in the soil cooperate and share food with the roots of trees.  Trees live in a dynamic environment of "just in time inventory" trading of nutrients and trace minerals.  Their relationships with microbes are known as "symbiotic."
        This symbiotic view of "living soil" brings us to a new way of looking at health.   The opposite of health is disease.  "Disease" is merely two words put together "dis - ease."  A community of organisms is sick when it has dis - ease.
     Understanding nature as inter-dependant organisms such as "Gut Flora" in the human stomach , helps us to understand how important microbes are (in this case for digesing food)     Trees also depend on root fungi and bacteria in "living soil" to break down their food into absorbable nutrients.   When root systems are disturbed (pesticides or herbicides, or digging), the microbes suffer and Disease in the system starts to develop
       Relationships of interdependence exist in human society the same way  Interfering with  free and transparent market systems brings about symptoms of dis-ease like civil unrest and poverty.   Wholistic systems approaches are hopeful ways of viewing the world as a self sustaining, interdependent system.
           Trout Brook Landscaping LLC provides: Tree Service, Hedging, Snow Service, Lawn Care and Organic Plant Health Treatments.  We assist with tree and garden consultation and collaboration for the garden enthusiast.  We are knowlegeable in proper pruning techniques and tree and shrub health.   We can review your goals and whether we are a good fit for your projects.  If you are ready to get going with a project, call this number (860) 888 8472  
- Andrew Bachman, Owner

Call Us Today At (860) 888-8472

Trout Brook Landscaping

West Hartford, CT 06107
Phone: (860) 888-8472
7 months ago
"Quality people and quality work at a fair rate! A combination that is not easy to find when hiring someone to complete a project inside or outside of your home. Andrew and his crew are courteous, professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Trout Brook Landscaping!"
a year ago
"One of the most responsive and friendly landscape artisans anywhere. Very experienced and exceptionally reliable team. They cut our grass, work on our trees, feed our lawn and provide incredible advice about any and all aspects of dealing with our property. Very reasonably priced and always courteous. Even some of our "out of the box" requests get handled creatively in a very timely fashion. Give them a call. You will not be disappointed."
a year ago
"Andrew and his team at Trout Brook Landscaping have been working at our house in West Hartford for the past two years. We've used them for gutter cleaning, spring and fall leaf cleanup, mulching, and plant bed work...and recently we had Andrew supervise removal of 14 trees including a very large pine that was threatening to fall on the house. I have been very pleased with the quality of their work...Andrew is responsive, listens to what we want to do, and gets it done quickly at a reasonable price."

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    a year ago
    Andrew and his guys are fast, efficient, hard-working and incredibly helpful. As a disabled woman, I wouldn't be able to manage in the winter without them; they're an absolute godsend. (And they're fantastic for mowing, hedge-trimming, raking, and hauling away tree branches after storms, too!)
    a year ago
    Andrew and his crew have been wonderful to work with. Responsive to our needs,willing to talk with us about any job we ask. Their response time and attention to detail are whats sets them apart from their competition. We have used them for both snow removal and for spring cleanup and would recommend them.