Paul Buikema, Arborist Representative at Bartlett Tree Experts, works out of our Burnaby, BC office.
More about Paul Buikema
Paul spent a lot of time in the woods of the lower mainland, growing up as the city grew around him. One of his first jobs as a teen was working at a local garden center; the landscape industry has been his career ever since. Spanning over three decades in different aspects of the industry, Paul was proud to be offered a chance to join the progressive scientific tree care team at Bartlett. Paul has been an ISA certified arborist and a TRAQ (tree risk assessment) qualified assessor for many years. Paul also helped develop the BC arborist apprentice program as a steering committee member and sometime subject matter expert. Always one to jump in to the mix, Paul also volunteers in the industry, currently on a number of committees at the BCLNA, and you can catch him leading arborist walks at Riverview hospital in Coquitlam or giving talks about pruning and other landscape-related talks at garden shows and clubs. While running his private business, he was recognized by the BCLNA with awards including young member of the year, member of the year, and garden communicator of the year most recently. Paul loves a challenge and looks forward to helping clients with the backup of the Bartlett Tree Experts research lab, diagnosticians, experience, and people in the field.
What Our Customers Are Saying About Paul Buikema
Very professional and knowledgeable crew. Representative heard my concerns and identified best way to approach and implement solutions.
Very satisfied. Will be retaining services in the future.
D. Zerbo, Burnaby, BC
The crew on site were wonderful. Very thorough and careful. Our large tree looks beautiful now with all the dead wood gone. Thank you Paul. It was a pleasure to work with you and we will certainly call Bartlett again in the future.
J. Norgard, Burnaby, BC
Paul and the entire team have been exceptional. High communication, expert advice, and quick quality work. I would recommend them to anyone.
A. Vertesi, Vancouver, BC
Paul was very informative when it came to addressing the issues my Plum tree was having. He was patient and thoughtful and treated me, with my one small tree, with as much interest, respect, and concern had I had a fleet of trees. His advice was excellent and I was very happy with his input.
P. C., Vancouver, BC
Aaron and the crew were courteous, friendly, informative, and professional. Seemed that safety was paramount. Paul was similarly professional, helpful, and polite. I appreciated how Paul expedited the visit from the city tree person. I have already referred Bartlett to a friend.
K. C., Port Moody, BC
Paul is very knowledgeable and that was one of the main reasons why I picked Bartlett. He does provide good practical recommendations. The three crew member that came to do the work was polite and did a good job in cleaning up the lawn after the work. They also took time to ensure that they were cutting the right branches. Great team of people, would definitely be having Bartlett take care of all the needs of my trees.
W. M., Burnaby, BC
I was impressed with Paul Buikema's well informed estimate of the Cherry tree project. The Bartlett crew were expert, led by a young forewoman who drove the truck and limbed the tree. The garden is growing and we have firewood for the winter.
A.MacK., Vancouver, BC
Paul and Aaron both exceeded our expectations in their knowledge and willingness to give good advice. The job was efficiently done. We hope to use your company in the future.
R. C., Burnaby, BC
The arborist was friendly and obviously knew what he was doing. The tree looks great. I have seen the terrible job done on other trees in my neighbourhood and highly recommend your company.
E. P., Burnaby, BC
From the initial contact with Paul, to receiving quote, and completion of job every aspect was quick and efficient. I only said a quick hello to one of the guys onsite but they were friendly. I would recommend Bartlett to friends and look forward to continuing having my fruit trees pruned.
L. B., Burnaby, BC
I was very pleased with the service received from Paul Buikema, who came to assess my needs, and provide a quote. Matthew Beatty, who came to do the pruning, also took time to explain what they were doing to improve my young trees. I have used Bartlett services before and will certainly call on Bartlett again for further work in the future. I highly recommend Bartlett.
D. F., Burnaby, BC
Paul explained very clearly what needed to be done to the tree. He was also reassuring.
K. F., Vancouver, BC
Paul, thank you for your prompt, efficient, and competent service. You and your crew completed our work quietly and did a thorough, conscientious job. No fuss no mess. I will call you again next year.
N. Fletcher, Port Coquitlam, BC
Paul and all of the Bartlett crew members we have met have been knowledgeable, helpful, and always courteous. I would recommend Bartlett's to anyone looking for assistance with their trees and shrubs.
L. B., Burnaby, BC
Thank you for the wonderful job your team did on our trees. Paul the arborist, was so helpful walking us through the city requirements and even contacting them on our behalf regarding a tree that was on city property and needed help. They were out the next week to cut the damaged part out of the tree. The work the team did on the trees was quickly done and the fallers were safety conscious and professional. Best of all, the whole team was sensitive to my feelings. The big tree they took down had a lot of good memories for me and my children. Paul sent me a really kind email note about it and the faller cut a few round sections for me to do a Christmas project for the kids. I have already told many people who have come by and asked who did our work, about your company. I did recommend you to my brother and you have already begun working with him.
P. D., Burnaby, BC
Paul was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and had lots of different ideas. The crew was very respectful and efficient. Explained what they were doing and offered the opportunity to ask questions during the process. Did a review of all the work with me to ensure consistent understanding.
R. V., Burnaby, BC
Paul was excellent during his site visit. Took time and walked around our property. Helping to explain what he noticed, areas of concern, and potential site risks. We had some trees on City land and he was very kind to help walk me through the process to initiate the conversation with the City of Burnaby. The crew on the service day were right on time, super efficient, very kind, and cleaned up perfectly. Overall an excellent job and be a returning client in the future. I would most definitely recommend and will keep Paul's contact info on hand to pass along to friends.
Tiffany C., Burnaby, BC
Paul Buikema was very professional and knowledgeable about my issue. He came up with ideas and I followed along. I am very pleased with the outcome. I would recommend him to anyone who needs the right solution for any problem. Bartlett’s crew was very friendly.
O. P., Coquitlam, BC
I can not say enough great things about Paul and his crew. From beginning to end, the entire experience was very positive and very professional. The removal of the Cherry tree was a significant decision for us and Paul handles everything with real compassion and understanding. The actual removal of the tree was an amazing thing to watch. The three crew members were so efficient and knowledgeable. It was also really obvious that they worked as a team, got along well, and were so personable. They even took the time to acknowledge my dog and pet him.Thank you so much for a job well done and for making the experience so positive. It was a bit traumatic for us to remove the tree but Paul and his crew were so supportive and so talented. Watching the tree being removed was like watching a well orchestrated performance. The cleanup was also impressive.
K. B. C., Burnaby, BC
Paul was very accommodating for the changes in dates for the work. I was pleased with the work and would use your service again.
H. D., Coquitlam, BC
Paul was very knowledgeable, professional, and punctual. He responded to my emails quickly. I was very happy with the service I received.
K. S., New Westminster, BC
Very knowledgeable and pleasant, a delight to do business with Paul.
M. L., Burnaby, BC
Paul gave us an excellent assessment of our trees and what would be the best maintenance plan for them. Leah was courteous, friendly, very efficient, and did an excellent job on the pruning and shaping of the trees. They left everything clean and tidy. We were very pleased with everything and will be calling on you to do our tree maintenance as needed.
M. R., Burnaby, BC
So grateful we got to meet Paul. He was very knowledgeable and courteous. Appreciate his suggestions and information. We should also thank Leah and the other two crew members for being courteous and friendly. Clean up was very good.
H. N., Burnaby, BC