The Professional Tree Service

Hamm’s ArborCare, Inc., located near Madison, Wisconsin, provides professional, high value tree care services including pruning, removals, hazard inspection, cabling, construction consultation and plant health care management. Our service area includes greater Columbia and Dane counties.

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608.429.2307

 

arborcare@dwave.net

 

Box 174, Pardeeville, WI 53954

 

For All of Your Tree Care Needs

Hamm’s Arborcare is the #1 choice locally for tree removal, pruning and plant health care.

Guatemala Project

Beginning in 2002 Kevin Hamm began a project in Guatemala consisting of teaching botanists how to access the rain forest canopy. The project began by donating 3 full sets of climbing equipment and a week of training that culminated in a forest climb in the cloud forest of El Biatopo del Quetzal, a forest preserve in central Guatemala dedicated to preserving the habitat of Guatemala’s national bird the Quetzal. The 2004 project brought more equipment, training and a trip into the remote Sierras de las Minas, a cloud forest above 8,000 feet of elevation.

For the 2005 project, Kevin became a proctor for the International Society of Arboriculture and brought three certification tests down for his primary students. If you search for a certified arborist on the ISA web site, you will now find one in Guatemala thanks to this project. This trip culminated with a forest climb in the beauiful Cerro San Gil forest preserve on the Gulf of Honduras.

In January, 2006, David Mendieta will be traveling to Mexico to complete his studies at the University of San Carlos, Guatemala. He will be utilizing the climbing skills and equipment that he aquired through this project. Additionally, another student is completing a study comparing traditional research climbing techniques with the new less invasive and safer methods taught through this project.

Now there is the potential for an academic course for credit featuring tree climbing techniques for canopy research. Below are pictures from a recent outing with students to Cerro San Gil. Jorge Mario Vargas, the first ISA Certified Arborist in Guatemala, is pictured second from the right in the group picture below. Jorge teaches at The University of San Carlos in Guatemala City, one of the oldest institutions in the Americas.

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Get In Touch

608.429.2307

 

arborcare@dwave.net

 

Box 174, Pardeeville, WI 53954

 

Professional and High Valaue Tree Care

Hamm’s ArborCare, Inc. specializes as a low impact tree service. Our arborists currently do all aerial work climbing while incorporating the latest technology. This means no heavy trucks on your lawn. The only evidence we leave behind is our quality work.