Westree, Inc. is a small and dedicated team of skilled individuals who have been trained to deliver only the best and knowledgeable tree services. Each longtime member of the Westree team -- the average team member having been with Westree for more than 10 years -- can be trusted to take pride in the work they perform.
Westree was founded by Peter Winn, an arborist of 23 years. Winn came to Santa Barbara from England where he studied forestry and arboriculture at Merrist Wood College of Aboriculture where he earned a diploma in Arboriculture. Arboriculture is what brought Winn to the U.S. and he has remained here since, amassing detailed knowledge of trees and their needs, from infancy through their entire life cycle.
Winn is a certified arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). The company is state-licensed and insured for property, liability and workmen's compensation.
A trusted resource in the Santa Barbara community for decades, Winn and Westree's projects have been as varied in size and type as there are the number of species of trees. The company has served as a private consultant for the City of Carpinteria, maintained upkeep for numerous large private estates as well as consulted on various new construction projects.
Whether you are in need of private consultation on a large project, or simply want to maintain an individual fruit tree, you can rely on Westree to give you the care and individual attention you and your trees deserve.
Westree has maintained our trees for nearly 20 years. They show up as scheduled, they do whatever is required, and they ALWAYS clean up. They are knowledgeable and pleasant! We are completely satisfied with their efficiency and their reliability.
- Lee & Sheila Asséo
I am the director of tennis at Knowlwood Tennis Club in Montecito and also own a home here as well. I have used Westree both at my home and at this family owned tennis club. I trust Peter and his crews to be honest, fair, and professional at my home or at Knowlwood where there are a lot of small children and thus, safety issues. Peter is a certified arborist who really knows and loves trees. This passion shows in his work. I believe one of Peter's tree trimming trademarks to be his ability to trim a tree so that it does not look over-trimmed and maintains its natural shape and look. I recommend Peter to all my friends and business associates when they need tree trimming done.
- Jerry Hatchett, Director of Tennis at Knowlwood Tennis Club, Montecito
I own an important historical estate in Montecito that sits on approximately 10 acres. On this property, there is a significant quantity of very important specimen Oaks, Sycamores, Coral trees, Acacias, various types of Palm trees including a Chilean Wine Palm. I have used Peter Winn at Westree for the last 10 years to maintain this property on a consistent basis.
Peter located every important tree on the property from a topographical map and numbered every tree, attaching a small number plate. We then put the entire property on a schedule for quarterly maintenance to protect all the great trees, particularly addressing keeping everything lightened to protect damage or loss during a storm.
Peter and Westree are conscientious, sensitive to the owner's needs and desires, and extremely professional. It's been a wonderful relationship.
- John Mozart
I have worked with Westree for over 15 years on both my Client's properties and my own personal property. The knowledge, talent, and professionalism displayed by Peter Winn and his employees is unparalleled in this business. I would happily recommend Westree to anyone needing an arborist.
- Ken Cohen/ Trillium Enterprises
Peter Winn, owner of Westree, has helped many of my clients with their tree trimming needs after they have purchased homes here in Montecito. I am often asked for referrals to the "best person" for a particular job when people first move to our community. Recently, Peter has supervised a large brush clearing and tree trimming project at a hillside property above East Mountain Drive when the insurance company required a cleanup program in order for the new owner to keep his homeowners' insurance policy active. My client has been very impressed by the onsite supervision and involvement of Peter with his crew and with his commitment to stay on a time line for getting the hillside ready for new planting as quickly as possible.
Another new homeowner, from Chicago, needed to remove some dead trees whose roots had lifted up large pieces of the pavement near the front door of the home he had just purchased. The landscaper had plans for new trees along the road and at the entry to this residence. Again, Peter came to this job with a professional bid for the job, a willingness to work with the landscaper and owner as the job increased in scope and a dedication to seeing that his crew performed all the tasks inherent in this job with the highest quality of performance.
Peter thinks about each tree he is asked to trim. What is the best way to trim this tree to extend its life? What is best for the appearance of the yard and plants growing beneath the tree? What is best for the appearance of the property? He is thoughtful, concerned and helpful with his suggestions for each homeowner.
I highly recommend Peter Winn as a licensed arborist and professional if you are looking for any kind of help trimming trees or bushes on your property in the Santa Barbara area.
- Susan Burns, Coldwell Banker Previews Realty
Property value is often intrinsically tied to outdoor aesthetics, this includes the health and beauty of your trees. While others attempt to do more, we specialize in trees alone, combining the most up-to-date advances with proven, age old techniques.
Also notable, at Westree we work to minimize disruptions at your home or business striving to do our job as carefully and quickly as possible -- from the moment our trucks arrive through final cleanup of a project.
From basic pruning and planting to planning, fertilizing and more, Westree, offers a wide variety of services pertaining to the care and maintenance of your trees.
Consulting: Residential and commercial consulting for new and existing properties
Diagnosis & Treatment: Diagnosis and handling of tree-related issues including insect, disease and foundation issues.
General Care: Care and maintenance including fertilizing and proper pruning and trimming of trees including fruit, large, exotic and native species
Tree Removal: Tree removal and stump grinding
Tree Transplanting: Careful uprooting and relocation of trees of various sizes
Tree Planting: Selection, procurement and proper planting of new and established trees