Trent Skaar, Arborist Representative at Bartlett Tree Experts, works out of our Victoria, BC office.
More about Trent Skaar
Trent's passion for tree care began 20 years ago. Eager to explore the beauty of Vancouver Island Trent began searching for work that would allow him to be outside. He soon discovered his love for climbing and caring for trees. Trent started his career as an apprentice Arborist at Hartshorne Tree Service over 15 years ago. He quickly worked his way to Climber, Foreman, Plant Health Care Specialist and finally Arborist Representative at Bartlett Tree Experts. Trent has been a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture since 2003. He is also a Certified Pesticide Applicator and has recently earned his Tree Risk Assessment Qualification.
What Our Customers Are Saying About Trent Skaar
Trent came out initially to see the tree. I needed to get a city permit as it was a protected tree. Once I had the permit I booked the crew. Luke and John came out to do the trim. They were both courteous and professional. They asked once they were close to completion if there were any branches I would like further cut. I pointed a few small ones and they finished up. The site was cleaned well and you would not know they had been there that day. I am very pleased with the outcome, and know I have a safe old tree that will not have any issues come this winter. Very happy with all aspects of my encounter with Bartlett Tree Services. Arborist was knowledgeable and friendly. Crew who came out were skilled and went straight to getting the job done. The site was cleaned and I am left with a safe tree come this winter season. Thank you.
Anne Marie H., Victoria, BC
I found everyone to be very pleasant, well mannered, and knowledgeable. It was a pleasure dealing with such respectful men, who were always willing to listen to anything I had to say. Another great job, and I have no trouble recommending Bartlett to anyone who needs their services.
Barbara Y., Victoria, BC
Trent Skaar, and the team who came out to trim the hedge were professional, personable, a pleasure to deal with, did excellent work, and are exemplary representatives of your firm. Nothing but praise.
Sheldon S., Victoria, BC
The Bartlett Representative arrived on the time he agreed upon to discuss what needed to be done and pointed out areas that needed attention. The crew arrived on the designated day promptly, worked steadily until job was done. I had a walkthrough with them upon completion and found everything done to my satisfaction.
Eleanor B., Victoria, BC
Always great. Knocked on the door to let us know they had arrived and what they were here to do. They were polite and then got on with the job at hand. Communication with Trent early each year to quote, arrange services, his availability for viewing and questions, concerns, and knowledge are very much appreciated. Dealing with the same people each year for all the services, who know us, the trees, and the property, is also great.
Mike M., Victoria, BC
The November 15th rain and wind storm caused a tree to fall on our home and deck. Within 45 minutes of calling Bartlett Tree Service, Trent was at our address and to prevent any further damage he had a crew on site within an hour to remove the tree from our roof. Given the somewhat urgent situation, I cannot thank Trent and Bartlett enough for their quick response. Couple that with the professional, efficient, and pleasant crew, I highly recommend Bartlett to anyone looking for their services. Best Regards.
Jeff C., Victoria, BC
We were impressed with the speed with which your staff attended to our fallen Sequoia tree after the December 21 snow/ice storm in Saanich. The tree had fallen on our carport roof and the staff had efficiently and expediently removed the tree. All that still remains to be done is for one person to come and buck the large logs which we cannot move from the spot. We enjoy your informative newsletters. Please keep them coming.
Gordana L., Victoria, BC
Trent, the arborist, came at the time promised and carefully explained what the job would entail. He submitted the estimate when he said he would. He is friendly and returns follow-up calls quickly to make the whole process comfortable for the customer. Trent is an excellent representative for Bartlett. The crew came on time, explained the process of removing the trees. They were very efficient, quick, and careful. All the crew members were friendly and empathetic. The site cleanup was thorough with hardly any trace that trees had come down.
It seems rare today for companies to deliver on their promises. Bartlett is the exception. Bartlett provided professional and friendly service on time and on price. We will definitely use Bartlett in the future.
Gordon M., Victoria, BC
Well Trent, you must have sent your best crew to do the work here, they were fantastic. They operated as a unit, all doing their own job but then joining the others in doing their jobs. They seemed very intuitive about what we wanted and were fast and efficient. They left the place looking completely different than what it was and we could not have wished for a better result. Please pass along out thoughts to them, they deserve all the praise and credit you can give them.
I will sure recommend them to anyone I know, many many thanks to you and your company.
Chaz S., Victoria, BC
The crew worked efficiently, there was no standing around, when the climber needed men on the ground, the pruning fellows came over, did what was needed, and went back to their work. The pruning was excellent, considering the poor condition of the fruit trees. At several trees, the climbers could use neither spurs nor ladders, and hoisted themselves up, and did the work safely. At no time was there any concern about the safety of their work habits. They have a very good instinct for pruning and there is no looking and head-scratching and it got done quickly. They are extremely pleasant young men with no bravado or showing off. I hope Bartlett appreciate what you have got.
Rasmus R., Sooke, BC
It was an absolute pleasure to work with you again in our present home. We wanted a minimalist approach to our pruning. Trent and his team were totally respectful and helpful in our quest to support our yard ecosystem, and the wildlife that frequent it. Thank you for a truly excellent customer experience.
Cindy M., Victoria, BC
All of our dealings with Trent Skaar and Bartlett Trees have been outstanding. Trent is extremely knowledgeable and pleasant to deal with. The two gentlemen who came to do the work were exactly that, gentlemen. They introduced themselves, talked about the plan, did outstanding work, and ensured everything was clean and tidy before they left. They reviewed the work with us after they were done to ensure we were happy and satisfied, which we were. When we received the bill we were quite surprised at how reasonable the price was. It was not nearly as much as we expected it to be. All in all were were extremely satisfied with the process, start to finish, and are happy to now be on their yearly program.
Tony B., Victoria, BC
We have been with Bartlett for more than fifteen years, mostly from our time living at Bushby St. in Victoria, but for the past three years, here in Mill Bay. At all times the work we have had done by Bartlett has been to the highest professional standards. Moreover, the Advisors and crews personal performances have always been exemplary, especially so when they have had to deal with neighbours of ours who did not have the same appreciation of trees and shrubs that we have. We are also very much aware of Bartlett's community outreach with Garden Clubs here in the Mill Bay region. In summary, we are huge fans of Bartlett and whenever the opportunity arises, which it often does, as many people come to visit our spectacular property we do not hesitate to recommend Bartlett.
Randy B., Mill Bay, BC
The crew was courteous and hard working. We discussed the pruning and they did an excellent job, pruning the branches of trees that we had planted over thirty years ago. We had not pruned the trees during that period of time and they were much in need of a trim. Now our yard has more light and still retains privacy from buildings. The office staff, estimator, and the crew were courteous, friendly, and professional. We are very pleased with the work that was done in our yard and will gladly recommend Bartlett to our friends.
Anne Marie D., Victoria, BC
A big thank you to Trent who dealt with the pruning of my Japanese Maple immediately. I have had carpenter ants, and the tree needed to be pruned away from my house. He maintained the shape but now there are no leaves or limbs touching my house. I am very happy with the results. A couple of days later, the crew arrived and pruned the remainder of trees that I had specified. Fast, efficient, and friendly service all around, including the gals in the office who were not only supportive of my needs, but were very efficient and friendly. It was very nice to talk to them both. I have recommended Bartlett to many of my friends, but none require your service at the moment. I am sure they will keep you in mind for any future needs.
Cathy F., Victoria, BC