About Us

Treat Your Trees to an Arborist
Horhut Tree Experts is dedicated to providing the most experienced, scientific, and highest quality service to our clients in the greater Pittsburgh area. We understand that well cared for trees and shrubs are not only beneficial to the environment and landscape. But, these woody plants are a legacy for future generations to enjoy.

 

Highest Industry Credentials
We employ International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist(s) and Board Certified Master Arborist(s) to prescribe proper tree and shrub care practices needed for your landscape goals and individual plant requirements. Our Certified Arborist(s) and Board Certified Master Arborist(s) have not only attained this certification, but continuously pursue further training and education to keep abreast of latest industry trends and findings.

 

Our field technicians also attend and participate in continuing education training both in-house and at events in the local, state, and national levels. Each technician receives an average of 40 hours of training per year. We implement the latest tree and shrub care techniques, as well as the most progressive equipment to properly and efficiently preserve and maintain your landscape.

 

Holistic Maintenance Approach
Upon contacting Horhut Tree Experts, an Arborist Representative will be assigned to your site consultation. The Arborist Representative will address the trees and shrubs of concern, and may review the landscape to understand or address other impending factors affecting your landscape. We do not just see the trees for the forest.

 

Field Technicians
Safe, Professional, Knowledgeable, and Efficient
Safety is paramount in arboriculture, and at Horhut Tree Experts it is our number one priority. We take pride in completing tree and shrub maintenance tasks at varied landscapes on a daily basis, yet always having a respect and understanding of the possible hazards present. Our field technicians are professional and considerate to not only our clients, but also to their landscape and individual needs. All technicians are knowledgeable about industry safety standards, ANSI Z133.1, as well as tree and shrub care maintenance standards, ANSI A300. Our field staff is tactful and efficient understanding the need for professional high-level service.

Experience the Horhut Difference

In some cases, property owners and managers consider the term “arborist” to be equal across many service providers. But, as the chart below outlines, there are substantial differences among service providers in areas of tree and shrub consultation, recommendation, protection, maintenance, and preservation.

Evaluation Measure

ISA ® Board Certified Master Arborist on staff
ISA ® Certified Arborist
General Liability Insurance
Workers Compensation Insurance
PA Pesticide Applicators
Employee Training
Arboricultural Standard Adherence
Safety

Horhut Tree Experts

ISA ® Board Certified Master Arborist – Steven J. Horhut
ISA ® Certified Arborist – Steven J. Horhut
$2,000,000 aggregate coverage
All employees covered under Ref #0005 tree pruning or #0012 landscape contractor as appropriate
Registered PA Dept. of Agriculture Commercial Pesticide Applicators for tree and shrub care
All employees receive an average of 40 hours of training yearly
Implement and follow all American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A300 Standards for Tree and Shrub Care and Maintenance
Implement and follow all ANSI Z133.1 Safety Requirements, carryout daily job briefings, weekly safety meetings, and adhere to company safety policy

Average Tree Service or Landscaper

Possible but not likely
Possible but not likely
PA Contractor’s State Min. Requirement $300,000 or none
Employees covered under landscape contractor only or no coverage at all
Possible but not likely licensed for tree and shrub care
Minimal or none at all
May not have knowledge of ANSI Standards existence or do not follow standards
May not have knowledge of ANSI Standards existence, Inconsistent implementation, or none at all

Management Team

Our management team ensures that proper tree care activities are implemented and carried out for each client with a personal touch. We strive for excellence in our daily operations to make sure our technicians and arborist representatives provide the safest and best quality service needed.

Steven J. Horhut – Principal

Education:

  • B.S. The Pennsylvania State University, Business Administration
  • Concentration: Urban Forestry

Licenses and Certifications:

  • ISA® Certified Arborist
  • ISA® Board Certified Master Arborist
  • ISA® Tree Risk Assessment Qualified
  • PA Certified Commercial Pesticide Applicator

Years with Horhut Tree Experts: 8 years (from the company’s inception; January, 2009)

Favorite Tree: Sugar Maple

Daniel L. Horhut – Principal

Licenses and Certifications:

  • ISA® Certified Arborist

Tree Care Training and Accomplishments:

  • Graduate of the Western Pennsylvania Arborist Course
  • 1st Place Finisher in the Apprentice Division of the International Tree Climbing Competition 2008 and 2009
  • Over 300 hours of Arborist Continuing Education Training

Years with Horhut Tree Experts: 8 years (from the company’s inception; January, 2009)

Favorite Tree: Norway Maple

Jaime R. Horhut – Office Manager

Education:

  • B.S. The Pennsylvania State University, Wildlife and Fisheries Science
  • Concentration: Accounting

Years with Horhut Tree Experts: 4 years

Favorite Tree: Flowering Dogwood