The Root of Our Success


The foundation of Arader is our team of certified arborists. Each arborist has successfully passed the ISA certification exam and annually maintains their certification through continuing education.

This exam combined with decades of experience enables each arborist to properly diagnose issues and make recommendations to care for your trees and shrubs. They also have extensive knowledge of pests, diseases and plant identification. As well as the current industry standards and the resources to problem solve.

Proper care enables a newly planted tree to grow and mature allowing it to become a valuable asset to the landscape. Mature trees also require care to extend their longevity, value and interest to your property. We look forward to having one of our team meet with you to discuss your trees and shrubs and begin caring for and protecting your investment.


Meet Our Team

Our Arader team is made up of close to 50 hard-working professionals ready to meet your tree care and landscaping needs. Our management team is highlighted below; each of them brings their experiences and unique backgrounds to Arader. All together they are responsible in part for the continued growth of Arader Tree.

Chris Arader

Chris Arader is the founder, president, and owner of Arader Tree Service. In 1979 the business was incorporated and began a steady growth pattern, which continues today. The company owes its success to a staff of highly qualified employees and having the best customers who appreciate and expect the highest level of service.

Chris is a long time Main Line resident. He attended The Haverford School and later graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in landscape architecture. Chris strongly believes in giving back to the community and is closely involved with organizations such as Thorncroft Equestrian Center, Willistown Conservation Trust and the Harriton House. When he's not growing his company, Chris enjoys growing large specimen trees. He has been an avid beekeeper since his high school days and currently tends to 20 hives. He generously shares his beekeeping knowledge with his clients and through jars of Arader honey.

Bill Delafield

Landscaping

Bill Delafield brings over 40 years of landscape design and installation expertise to the Arader landscape division. His hands on design approach is unique in this business and he has acquired a vast knowledge of plant material. Working closely with his clients, he has formed lasting relationships with them and their properties. He is a member of the Men's Garden Club of Philadelphia and served on the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Council. He also spent 2 years on the Pennsylvania Board of Landscape Architects as a plant material consultant.

Pat Hartman

Arborist Representative

Pat has been with Arader Tree Service for over 35 years. He is an ISA Certified Arborist thoroughly familiar with the latest aspects and innovations of a complete arboricultural tree care program. Tree preservation, shrub restoration, insecticide treatments, disease treatments and plant nutrient programs. Pat’s experience does not stop at residential tree care, his specialty is golf course tree care management. He continues to work on many of the area’s finest golf courses. For the past 21 years Pat has been a member of the Philadelphia Association of Golf Course Superintendents, during that time he has served on its board.

Andrew Armstrong

Arborist Representative

Andrew has over 33 years in the tree care industry joining Arader Tree Service in 1996. He is a ISA Certified Arborist thoroughly familiar with the latest aspects and innovations of a complete arboricultural tree care program. Tree preservation, shrub restoration, insecticide treatments, disease treatments and plant nutrient programs Andrew’s past projects include designing and coordinating complex plant health care programs for the Barnes Foundation and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.


Bill O'Toole

Arborist Representative

Bill has over 38 years of experience in the tree care industry and is an ISA Certified Arborist. He is thoroughly familiar with the latest aspects and innovations of a complete arboricultural tree care program. Tree preservation, shrub restoration, insecticide treatments, disease treatments and plant nutrient programs are just a few of the services Bill provides to our clients.

John Verbrugge

Arborist Representative

John joined Arader Tree Service in 2015 with over a decade in the industry. Prior to joining Arader, John had cultivated his passion for Arboriculture while working in Bergen County, NJ. He is a graduate of Delaware Valley University where he received a B.S. in Landscape Contracting and Management. Upon graduation he became an ISA Certified Arborist and an ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist. John is a member of the Community Associations Institute, Philadelphia Association of Golf Course Superintendents and the Professional Ground Management Society.

Jason C. Miller

Arborist Representative

Jason has over 25 years in the tree care industry. He is a ISA Board-Certified Master Arborist, ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist, TCIA Certified TreeCare Safety Professional, maintains pesticides licenses in NJ and PA. Jason participates in the Tour des Trees to benefit the Tree Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to sustaining the world’s urban forests through funding for research, education programs, and scholarships related to arboriculture and urban forestry.

 

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