About | Vermont Tree Care Arborists

Henderson’s Tree and Garden Services is a close-knit team of professional Vermont Tree Care Arborists and Horticulturists defined by their passion for the work, thoughtfulness, efficiency, client-focus and reliability.

We are committed to the professional development of our staff in Arboriculture, Horticulture and Safety.

Because tree work can be dangerous, we take extra precautions to select the right equipment for each job, to follow best practices and to allocate the appropriate amount of time and people. This uncompromising attention to safety is a result of first-hand experience in the industry since 1985.

We actively pursue educational opportunities through workshops, conferences, and professional organizations so that we remain current with the best practices, standards, and developments in our fields. On-the-job training is provided and supplemented by Arbor Master in areas such as safety, pruning and climbing techniques. Many of our staff members have professional accreditation’s and certifications: Certified Arborist, Master Gardener, Certified Tree Care Professional. Our Vermont Tree Care Arborists have years of experience and are like our extended family.

jim and syl JIM HENDERSON & SYLVIA PROVOST, Co-owners.
Jim discovered the joy and freedom of working in the trees in 1979, and started Henderson’s Tree Service in 1985. He considers his customers “friends” and his employees “family.” Sylvia has loved working with flowers since she was a little girl. A graduate of UVM with 20 years of teaching, she left her school to pursue a life in the gardens. She is a Master Gardener, horticulturalist, artist, and lover of life in all its forms.
joe-150x150 JOE TOWN, Tree Division Manager.
CTSP (Certified Tree Care Safety Professional) and ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) Certified Arborist.  Joe graduated with a degree in Hotel Management from Johnson & Wales University. He joined Henderson’s Tree Crew in 2001 as a grounds man and grew into his current position as Lead Climber/Crew Leader.  He attended numerous TCIA (Tree Care Industry Association) conferences, including the nationally recognized ArborMaster Training Program designed and offered by Henderson’s in 2008. When not working, Joe spends his time with his wife, Diane, and their four wonderful children and volunteers his time and talents for various community recreational groups and teams.

KELSEY HAIGH, Landscape Designer.

Kelsey graduated with a degree in Landscape Architecture from the College of Environmental Science & Forestry at Syracuse University, receiving a Merit Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects.  Kelsey joined Henderson’s in 2012, and as the Landscape Designer, he oversees landscape design and installation for clients throughout the Upper Valley.  He also takes on a primary role in marketing and graphic design. He is a Vermont Certified Horticulturist and an active member of the Ecological Landscape Alliance. His other professional interests include permacultural design and low input landscapes. When he is not working, he can often be found playing pick-up soccer or spending time with his wife Lixi and daughter Sophie.