ABOUT BLUE OX
Blue Ox Urban Forestry was founded by Clint & Krystina Robison in 2014. They nurtured and grew the company for four years, during which time their team came to include business manager Laura Hartford, her brother and ISA Certified Arborist Mike Hartford, and TCIA Certified Tree-Care Safety Professional John Clerihew.
In 2018 the Robisons made the tough decision to relocate, leaving Blue Ox in their team's ready and capable hands.
A forestry graduate, Mike adapted easily to taking over bids, meeting clients, and talking trees with a passion to rival Clint's. John assumed managing the crews, his certifications and experiences the perfect mix to ensure the health of the trees and the safety of our employees. And Laura, a seasoned customer experience manager, now runs operations--passionate about providing the same level of care to the clients that her teammates give to the trees.
The conglomeration of three such experienced and enthusiastic people has resulted in a company which provides the highest levels of expertise while still maintaining the core values of a local family business ready to make a lasting positive impact on the community.
ABOUT THE CREW
At Blue Ox, our team is our family, and everyone is treated with equal value and mutual respect. We're passionate about creating a company culture that embodies our Core Values: education, passion, positivity, safety, and fun. We have been so lucky to work with many unique and outstanding individuals, and we're always on the lookout for more!
Tree Liability insurance is a must. This covers your property if we do something to damage it while working. We are insured for all tree removals, pruning, stump grinding, stump removal, spraying, plus a bunch of other random stuff like fertilizing and mulching. These policies aren’t terribly expensive, but some companies get around the cost by securing landscaper’s insurance. Landscaper’s insurance can usually be acquired with one of the large national insurance companies and is generally cheaper than tree insurance. It allows for tree pruning, but only to a maximum of eight feet from the ground.