About S&S Tree and Horticultural Specialists

Our Roots

The hard work and entrepreneurial spirit of founder Steve Sylvester started with his upbringing in South St. Paul, MN. With his mind for business, Steve began S&S Tree and Horticultural Specialists in 1976.

At that time, the only services provided were gravel installation, landscaping, and tree care. In the late 1970’s, S&S’s business began to grow as the demand for tree removal became overwhelming due to the devastating effects of Dutch Elm Disease in the area.

Over the next twenty years, S&S continued to grow and expanded its service offerings to include plant health and lawn care services. In 2004, S&S expanded again to begin processing our wood debris into mulch.

In 2012, S&S joined the Ohio-based Davey Tree Expert Company. This new relationship allows us to merge with a company that shares our core values and commitment to client satisfaction. You’ll continue to receive the same expert knowledge and care from us, as well as the high level of client satisfaction and personal services you’ve come to expect.

S&S Tree and Horticultural Specialists proudly offer the best tree and lawn care in the Twin Cities, St. Paul, and Minneapolis communities. With a continued commitment to ongoing education, training, safety, and a passion for customer satisfaction, we hope you will allow us the opportunity to show you what it means to be part of the S&S family of customers.

Our top priority has always been doing the best possible job to serve the customer. We stress this obligation to all our employees and commit to their training to better serve every customer. Doing the best possible job and satisfying our customers is our number one goal. Being recognized for these efforts reassures us that we are moving in the right direction.

Our Mission

We wish to provide an unmatched client experience, provide an engaging environment for our family of employees, and deliver total value to our clients, communities, and employees.

Our Affiliations

We aren't all talk at S&S Tree. Through our many affiliations, we are constantly learning new, safer methods, and the latest advancements and opportunities in the industry. We are members of the following associations to ensure your complete satisfaction with our services:

The Minnesota Society of Arboriculture (MSA)
The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
Society of Commercial Arboriculture (SCA)
The Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA)
Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA)
The National Sports Turf Managers Association

Our Awards

Additionally, we have received many awards for our outstanding tree care and landscape maintenance services:

Angie’s List 2013 Super Service Award
S&S has received this prestigious award for the 13th year in a row. The Super Service Award honors excellence among service providers that maintain outstanding ratings and reviews on Angie's List throughout the year. The top 5% of qualifying businesses in each category receive the award.

TCIA Safety Award for Outstanding Company Contribution to Safety
This award was given by the Tree Care Industry Association for our ongoing safety and training for new and returning tree crew members. This class focuses on training tree crew members on safe ways to climb trees and what to do in case of an emergency.

TCIA Excellence in Arboriculture Award
This award was given to S&S for a particularly difficult removal involving a helicopter. A tree was removed from the monkey exhibit at the MN zoo.

MNLA Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Landscape Maintenance
This award was given for a tree preservation project. Valuable trees were identified and preserved through new building construction. Trees that were removed were salvaged and provided as building materials on the interior of the building.

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Just a little thank you note for the wonderful planning for the work done in my yard by you, Kevin and your amazing crew. They were so very respectful of me and my home.

D. Hulse, Inver Grove Heights

S&S has proven their integrity and skill and I will absolutely contact them when I have a need. Not only will I contact them in the future, I will go out of my way to say good things about them to anybody who will listen and will highly recommend them to friends and family.

J. Henderson, St. Paul

It’s my opinion that these guys are the best. Very professional. They don’t try and upsell you and give good advice. They always arrive on time, do a good job and clean up nicely.

Larry, Eagan

I use S&S Tree every year for elm tree care. They do leaf minor control, soil injection and spray for Japanese beetles. I have an annual contract with them. I am satisfied with the service they provide me.

G. Naber, Roseville

They did a great job. They were very accommodating to our schedule and had no issues with anything like that. We had multiple meetings with the head guy to kind of find out what we were doing. He was really great to work with.

Brad, Chanhassen

I have worked with this company several times for various tree care services. The services are always exceptional. A neighbor and I both had our trees trimmed on the same day and they looked amazing afterward!

A. Muller, Minneapolis