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Who We Are

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.

Our Vision

To cultivate beauty and health in the green and growing world and across all of our relationships.

Our Mission

To advance and sustain our position as the premier provider of comprehensive green care services to our clients, and to be the preferred employer for professionals and staff in our industry:  

We’re All About Your Life Outside™

We’re green care professionals devoted to delighting our clients, offering a great place to spend one’s career.

All About the highest standards of professionalism and excellence in everything we do.

Your Life our clients’ lives and happiness; our employees’ lives and happiness; the cultivated landscape’s health and beauty; the greater natural world and all green and growing things.

Outside most everything we do is outside or is caring for green and growing things inside, we want our clients to love the beauty and health of their outdoor spaces, and we want teammates who are passionate about our work and company.

Our Core Values

We recruit, develop and retain people who love what we do and who live and work by our Core Values of Live a Chippers Life.

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Our Safety Mantra

Our I WILL safety mantra delivers an important and powerful safety message in a memorable way. And I WILL has special meaning as it honors the memory of our late founder Will Russell.

Our Commitment to 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 contact and proposal work, and continuing through the 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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