History

Armed with only a wooden toolbox, saw and rope, Jacob L. Wolf began Wolf Tree in 1926. Our founder was dedicated to providing safe and efficient tree-trimming services.

The lean years of the depression, the lack of manpower during World War II, and the change from hand tools to power equipment were some of the challenges met during his tenure. In the 1950s, his three sons came into the business as it continued to grow. Adding utility and telephone businesses to the customer base, Wolf Tree expanded rapidly in the East Tennessee area. 

During the ensuing decades, Wolf Tree spread geographically while keeping up with ever-changing equipment innovations and advanced tree-trimming techniques. Well into the third generation, Wolf Tree continues its tradition of quality services to residential and utility customers.

In 2008, Wolf Tree Inc. joined The Davey Tree Expert Company and now operates as a Davey division. A former Davey employee, Jacob Wolf's early training is rooted in the Davey Company. He attended the Davey Institute of Tree Sciences in the early 1920s and was the youngest foreman in Davey's history during his tenure with the company. The Davey Tree Expert Company provides tree, shrub and lawn care, utility services, large tree moving, commercial grounds management and consulting services throughout North America. Founded in 1880, Davey is employee owned and has more than 7,000 employees.

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