About Ryan:

   I am Ryan McElhinney, owner of Adirondack Arborists, LLC.  Working with trees has been a passion of mine for most of my life.  I graduated from Pittsford Sutherland High school and then received an Associates Degree in Horticulture from Finger Lakes Community College where I was awarded the New York State Arborist Scholarship.  After graduation I became a Certified Arborist by the International Society of Arborculture and a member of the National Arborists Association.  I started my company in 1999 and have had a steady increase in business every year thanks to all of my repeat customers and referrals from these customers.  I really do enjoy talking with people about their trees.  I feel I can discuss the life cycle of all species of trees and explain how the different species require different approaches to how they should be pruned and trimmed.  When evaluating a tree I will identify the tree defects and potential hazards and discuss all options to correct the problem.  Some problems can be corrected with proper pruning, some with installing cables and braces, and sometimes the tree has to be removed.  We are fully insured and carry workman's compensation for your peace of mind and ours.  Thank you for taking the time to visit our site.  I would love to help you with your trees! 

Thank you for considering our service,

Certified Arborist
Ryan McElhinney


About Our Services:



Trees can grow too thick which can cause many problems.  One problem is that branches can get too heavy and cause stress fractures and break.  Too many branches can catch the wind like a sail causing the tree to up root.  Trees that are too thick do not allow for ideal air flow so after it rains the leaves take much longer to dry.  This is a problem because fungus spores which cause most diseases blow through the air and stick to wet leaves.  Another reason for thinning out a tree is to allow for sun light to reach the lawn or other plants below the tree canopy.  I generally remove about 1/3 of the branches in the crown of the tree.  Crossing and rubbing limbs are also removed. Limbs growing over a roof can cause moss on the shingles leading to needing a new roof more often so we remove them or make sure they are at least 10 feet away.  Ornamental trees need shaping every year or 2.  The size of these trees need to be controlled and sucker growth on the inside needs to be removed.  When I trim trees I keep their natural look to them.  I will not top a tree or shape it like an umbrella.  I hate how that looks.  Young trees need to be trimmed to ensure proper growth and avoid structural problems in the future.


Cabling and Bracing:


Trees that grow with 2 trunks are susceptible to splitting apart.  Also large limbs that grow with a narrow v crotch with the trunk are susceptible to split apart.  I use high strength cable to keep trunks and branches from splitting apart.  I place through-rods through the wood which attaches to the cable.  My cables will not fail.  Old specimen trees made need several cables through out the tree to increase there longevity.


Tree and Stump Removal:


When removing a tree, my goal is to leave the property as much the way it was when we arrived as possible.  My crew and I take pride in that and feel the care we take separates us from the rest.  We can handle trees in difficult locations better then most crews.  We take down trees in a safe and controlled manor using ropes to lower sections of the tree.  We also grind out stumps of all sizes.  Stump grindings can be left on sight for mulch or removed from the property.


Disease and Insect Control and Nutrient Deficiency:



Emerald Ash Borer:


All ash trees are in danger of being killed off by a beetle called the emerald ash borer.  The emerald ash borer is showing up in our area and kills trees be eating the vascular tissue of the tree which is located under the bark.  Ash trees can be treated before infestation to protect them from infestation.  Minor infestation cases can sometimes be treated also. 

Serving: Penfield, Fairport, Pittsford, Perinton, Webster, Irondequoit, Rochester, Brighton, Henrietta, Victor, Bushnell's Basin, Canandaigua, Mendon, Honeoye & Honeoye Falls and more....

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