Bartlett Tree Experts Acquires Grelen Tree Care in Central Virginia

December 20, 2022 - Charlottesville, Va. – Bartlett Tree Experts is pleased to announce that it has acquired Grelen Tree Care, Inc. in Central Virginia.

For 20 years, Grelen Tree Care provided quality tree and shrub care services for customers of its partner nursery business, Grelen Nursery, Inc. in Somerset, Virginia.

Bartlett Tree Experts acquired the tree and shrub care side of the business. The Grelen Nursery and The Market at Grelen, Inc. were not part of the acquisition, and will continue to be owned separately by the owners of Grelen.

“We are excited to announce our acquisition of Grelen Tree Care in Central Virginia because it allows us to expand our full range of scientific tree care services to more customers while continuing to honor our commitment to exceptional safety, science, technology and business,” said Jim Ingram, Bartlett Tree Experts President and Chief Operating Officer. 

“Grelen Tree Care was a good cultural fit for us because of their focus on species-specific, quality tree and shrub care,” said Bartlett Vice President Alan Jones. 

Rob Mathes, Managing Partner of Grelen Tree Care and a former Bartlett employee, said the acquisition allows Bartlett to expand its services in the Central Virginia area, providing much-needed professional tree and shrub care services in the region. 

“Bartlett Tree Experts is a family business that has been a leader in the industry for 116 years and is well known for its scientific approach to tree care. Bartlett’s research lab supports their offices in delivering the most advanced tree care solutions available. Customers can rely on local attention from highly skilled arborists with a commitment to service and safety,” said Mathes.

The team joining Bartlett will work out Bartlett’s existing Charlottesville office; one of 12 offices the company operates in the state of Virginia.

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