Preserving Virginia’s Trees for Over 100 Years

Van Yahres Tree Company is a fourth-generation, family-owned business of certified arborists that has proudly served Charlottesville for over 100 years. Although we are very experienced in tree removal, our keen focus for over 100 years has been tree preservation.  We take great pride in going above and beyond for people and their trees, two of the world’s most valuable resources.

 Our Environmentally-Friendly Services

We offer a full-range of tree and plant health care services.  This includes expert pruning, often called trimming, for trees, shrubs, ornamentals and boxwoods as well as tree removals, lightning protection, tree cabling, and stump grinding.  We also offer the first-ever custom-made nutrients for Charlottesville’s trees and shrubs, environmentally-friendly and organic pest and insect treatments.

Community Involvement

Van Yahres Tree Company has a deep love of Virginia and its natural resources. Our promise is to provide professional services and contributions to the community that will continue to making Central Virginia a special place to live, work and raise our families.


We are one of the only tree care companies in the area accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), the oldest and most respected tree-care association in the United States.  The Accreditation program identifies the top 1% of tree care companies in America who conduct business in a safe, legal and ethical manner.



Tree Removal

Storm Protection

Plant Health Care



“I especially wish to commend your employees who did the work. The tasks they completed were at times dangerous and arduous and both men went about it efficiently and safely. Also, they were very pleasant and courteous. No doubt I will need your service again in the future.”

—VYTC Client, Fluvanna

“Your crew did a GREAT job! They were careful—moving some breakable yard ornaments out of the way, doing a nice job pruning and staking a couple of damaged trees. We really appreciate everyone in your organization. Thank you!”

—VYTC Client, Dunlora

“I know I can always count on your crew to do a wonderful job and they are always courteous too.”

—VYTC Client, Albemarle County

“Thank you! You all did a fantastic job, especially on clean up.  I will certainly use you again if needed and sing your praises!”

—VYTC Client, Charlottesville

“After this year, I appreciate even more the care your company has taken of my trees. My trees held out very well through the snowstorms and the recent ‘microburst.'”

— VYTC Client, UVA neighborhood

“Your crew were responsive, efficient, and pleasant and I wanted you to know that you have two great examples of ‘super customer service’ on your crew.”

—VYTC Client, Charlottesville