Protecting and Enhancing the Beauty of Nature
Family-owned Arbor Images and Arbor Forest Products go beyond tree care service to create lasting memories
From custom-designed wood décor and landscape supply to complete tree and shrub care services, family-owned Arbor Images, Inc. and its sister company, Arbor Forest Products & Landscape Supply, LLC, have been taking care of Wisconsin’s tree and handcrafted custom wood furniture needs for more than two decades.
Owned and operated by husband and wife team, Paula and Kevin Remer, a passion and awe for the majesty of trees combined with stellar customer service have been the consistent driving forces behind the successful enterprise, located in Burlington, Wisconsin.
Expert Tree and Shrub Care
Arbor Images, which was founded 26 years ago, offers fully licensed, bonded and insured tree and shrub care. With multiple ISA-certified arborists on the team, the company is uniquely positioned to provide expert, high-quality service. Qualifications include: disease diagnosis and treatment; hazardous tree removal; cabling and bracing services for structurally weak trees; brush mowing; trimming and pruning; stump grinding; land and roadway clearing; tree surveys; wood chips/mulch, and more.
Paula reveals that education among its crew is a top priority in order to provide the best service possible. “Education is an ongoing commitment throughout our tree crew, with members attending workshops and expos to grow within the industry.” Additionally, a number of their team members hold Pesticide Applicators Licenses, ensuring that plant health care—a vital part of tree longevity—is always part of the equation.
Landscape Supply and Custom Wood Products
The Arbor Forest Products & Landscape Supply side of the business, which the Remers started 20 years ago, was the logical offshoot of Arbor Images. Although Paula, Kevin and team are moved to save every tree they can, when a tree must come down, Paula says, “It is our goal to recycle any byproducts into nourishing mulch or beautiful furnishings. In this way, the tree lives forever.”
Paula adds, “Arbor Forest Products carries a full line of landscape supplies (mulch, topsoil, compost, sand and gravel) and decorative materials for paving stone and retaining wall needs—all at prices that are great for the do-it-yourself homeowner or contractor. We also provide quality, hand-crafted home décor, made out of our customer’s own tree or our vast supply of materials.”
The company offers décor that is meant to last, specializing in designing with fresh timber to create one-of-a-kind mantles, barn-wood picture frames, cabinet casework and doors, bar tops, kitchen tables, bedframes…the list goes on and on. As Kevin enthusiastically shares, “From start to finish, we can create something to pass down through your family for generations to come. And, because we use wood from our tree business, every piece is different based on the wood type. Our goal is to give our customers something that will hold a special place in their heart; it may have been a tree that the homeowner’s great grandparents planted 100 years ago, or a tree that was on the family farm.”
For do-it-yourselfers, Arbor Forest Products has a wide variety of ready-to-use lumber for sale—oak, walnut, pine, cherry, maple, cedar, birch and hickory, among others. They also offer twigs and branches to add a bit of creativity to any craft project.
Nature and Art Intertwine
Beauty, nature and creativity are, indeed, at the heart of what this thriving business is all about. Kevin relays their vision/mission statement, which perfectly reflects the passion he and Paula have for the service they provide: “Our goal and objective is to bring the beauty of nature to you in a natural form in many different, creative methods using some of the most unique trees and natural woods. Talented artists embrace the natural look and bring back to life through their artistry the history and wisdom of the tree and what it has to offer. Trees have history and wisdom that can outlive any one person. They have a unique record of their history in the rings, knots and shapes of the wood they bear. Take your time, experience the wisdom the forest has to give.” He adds, “Please come often. The forest always has change—naturally.”