Who We Are - A Tree and Lawn Care Company . . . and more.


Chippers' History

Our clients have relied on us for their tree, land and forest care needs for more than 30 years. Founded in 1986 by William A. Russell Jr. in Woodstock, VT, we began as Chippers: Your Land Enhancement Crew.

Jason Eaton joined the company in 1996 as our lead Operations Manager, and in 2002, we merged with Treescapes, a Lebanon, NH tree company, greatly expanding our arboricultural expertise, and its former owner, Cal Felicetti, remains with us as our lead consulting arborist and manager.

In 2005, we acquired the former French’s Tree Service of Meredith, NH, and its former owner Phil French remained with us until his 2008 retirement as a sales consultant and trainer. In 2008 we added Turf and Soil Care to our diversity of services with the hiring of a new manager Theron Peck, formerly with TruGreen for over 20 years.

After the untimely passing of Will Russell in 2010, his spouse and business partner of the prior decade, Mundy Wilson Piper, became President & CEO. In 2011 we added Garden Maintenance, Installation and Interiorscapes to our services, and 2013 saw the addition of a wholesale maple sugaring operation.

In January 2019 we were named one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Vermont. This statewide company review and employee survey is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Vermont.

Our Mission

Is to establish and sustain Chippers Inc. as the leading provider of services in the areas of Arboriculture, Turf & Soil Care, Gardens, Land Enhancement, Forestry and Sugaring. To do so, we strive every day to:

  • Exceed our clients’ expectations through personalized service, professionalism and quality workmanship; 
  • Provide a workplace that encourages personal and professional development, based on our employment philosophy of being firm, fair, flexible and fun;
  • Conduct our business with safety and integrity as utmost concerns; and
  • Contribute to the aesthetics and sustainability of our communities and our environment.


Our Core Values

We strive to live and work by the core values established by our team of talented professionals:


Our Commitment to Tree and Land Care Quality

Regardless of whether we prune one tree, fertilize a single lawn or enhance many acres, our clients are always our first priority.  We emphasize the highest quality workmanship, service and professionalism beginning with the initial presentation and proposal work, and continuing through the design and planning process, close site supervision, and post project contact. You’ll enjoy the difference we make on your property, every day. 


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