We are arborists and we speak for the trees!

At the beginning of 2023 the owners of Trees For Life, Ian MacCallum and Jane Hunt, expanded the company by selling it to Bigfork natives and long-time friends Alec MacCallum and Skyler Doak. After getting their degrees, Alec and Skyler worked with other tree care firms out of state before returning to Bigfork. Alec has been with TFL since 2017 and Skyler started his own successful tree care business, Flathead Tree and Landscape, around the same time. Alec and Skyler are combining their youthful energy, love of trees, and dedication to professional arboriculture to meet the increasing demand for quality tree care and forest management here in the valley.

TFL will take on the area’s growing demand for tree work with not just these two experienced arborists, but also a greatly talented and qualified crew. With close to 60 years of combined experience in arboriculture and forestry, 5 ISA Certified Arborists (with more to come), and a fleet of specialized equipment, this crew is hard-pressed to find a challenge they can’t overcome. And that doesn’t even include the 40+ years of invaluable expertise Ian will provide from his role as consulting advisor. Jane and Ian set the standard decades ago that TFL will continue to uphold: the utmost care for our employees, clients, and our trees. Now, more than ever, trees are a major component in making Flathead Valley the gem of Northwest Montana, and Trees For Life is poised to keep it that way.

Photo by: Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake.
Trees for Life showing Kalispell 3rd graders the ropes while volunteering at Arbor Day 2023 in Woodland Park.


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