Silver Leaf Forestry - RI Tree & Arborist Services - Rhode Island

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Silver Leaf Forestry - RI Tree & Arborist Services - Rhode Island 


Silver Leaf Forestry is a home town and local RI tree and arborist service business located in South Kingstown RI (phone - 401.529.8558) and services all surrounding RI communities (from Westerly to Warwick RI and eastern CT).  So tell me do you know what an arborist is?  I asked 4 people and everyone looked at me with blank's someone who is licensed and certified (CA-certified arborist) to take care of trees in all forms.  Not only the pruning, treating, planting, cabling, pest management, and removal of trees but also this profession works hard at keeping them healthy.
You would not expect to see a 6'5" young man doing a job like this but John Gorman, the owner of Silver Leaf Forestry, has worked in the profession since a freshman in college because he loves the outdoors.  As he says that's why it took him 5 years to get his college degree- too much time in the trees and doing tree work! 

Like a monkey with harnesses on, we watched him go up and take down as well as dismember an unhealthy 60 foot tree this day.  It is a dangerous business and care and attention to the job at hand is paramount...that is why using a company like Silver Leaf Forestry which is licensed, bonded and insured is necessary. Dana Phillips, broker of Phillips Post Road Realty, said to me "John does great work and he handles the customers I refer to him with amazing finesse."

  There have been a number of local stories about supposed 'tree men' cutting trees down with no insurance, getting stuck under the trees and crushing part of houses with their inept skill level...make sure who you hire is licensed and insured at all times.

arboristWe've been fortunate in my real estate office to use Silver Leaf Forestry for our clients needs...another trusted and appreciated local RI business owner who delivers great service, at the right price and does a complete timely job.  I've even had clients call me back to thank me for the referral they were so satisfied.  In fact, my wellness doctor wanted more of his business cards to pass around because he was so impressed with the work done and the price.

  Well this RI tree guy... he happens to be my son.  And I could not be prouder to see how he has developed his business and services his customers.  To be honest, unless he delivered superior service and satisfaction to his customers, he'd never make my blog!

  Well while the tree guys hope for another Northeast hurricane this year, the rest of us breathe easier with our upright trees in our yards right now.  But times change everyday so do not put off tree removal.  Mention me and you will receive a discount on your service.   So remember Silver Leaf Forestry - RI Tree & Arborist Services in Rhode Island at 401.529.8558 for all your tree and shrubbery needs.

 Silver Leaf Forestry RI Tree Company



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Comments (25)

Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Ginny, I've been lucky and amazed to see both arborists and tree service "professionals" perform their tasks.  Arborists perform individually as artists or an orchestrated team while the tree services are simply lucky to walk away from a project unscathed.  Watching the latter from a distance an already felled tree was to be sectioned and low and behold it rolled over top of a chainsaw wielding worker.  The femur was immediately in two pieces but luckily the saw did not add insult to injury.  He survived to learn a valuable lesson about gravity!    

Sep 25, 2010 06:56 AM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond's a specialty job like custom furniture making...your had better know your craft.  When you depend upon people who work with you in this dangerous profession there really needs to be alot of trust...just like what you experienced- couldn't have been a pleasurable sight...thanks

Sep 25, 2010 07:13 AM
Erika Rogers
Red Rock Real Estate ~ Southern Utah's Largest Independent Brokerage - Saint George, UT
St George Utah Real Estate & Relocation Specialist

Cool photos Ginny.  Interesting post too, we don't have too many trees that tall here!  My kids would have loved to watch that...Have a nice weekend.

Sep 25, 2010 10:52 AM
Nina Rogoff
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Medfield, MA
Sells Real Estate!

Wow! Ginny! I can only imagine your heart must pound when you watch, or stop to think about what your son is doing! I just called our local "tree guy" because there are some trees in our yard I want to have checked, and probably taken down. We have huge, old trees around the yard, but I would truly love a bit more sun so I could do more gardening!

Sep 25, 2010 05:25 PM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Erika...i know you don't have many tall trees but you've got those amazing rock is an experience to see the trees cut down...enjoy Sunday.. know i need to step away from it when i happen to take pictures of him...he's a craftsman & is extremely careful...opening the backyard up or the front makes a whole lot of difference..the plants you can grow change and gives your gardening edge a chance to re-bloom so go for it.

Sep 26, 2010 12:40 AM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

I also love climbing in trees, but I don't want to cut them down like John does. LOL

Oct 02, 2010 05:50 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Good morning Ginny.  What a great shout out to Silver Leaf Forestry!  Think I'll keep my feet planted on the ground.  Fell out of a tree-house on the family farm as a kid that pretty much did it for me :) 


Jul 02, 2014 11:07 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Ginny, You have every reason to be proud of your son. That is a very needed profession and there is so much more to it then we laymen even know.

Jul 02, 2014 11:11 PM
ReadySetLoan Condo Approval Team
ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC - South Windsor, CT
The FHA/VA Condo Project Approval Specialists

HI Ginny - arborists are just a blast to watch.  I've been running a chain saw and taking down trees for nearly 20 years. I hired one to remove a couple that were close to the house.  The work is amazing.  This company would be one that I would hire were I in Rhode Island.  They sound completely professional and your recommendation carries a lot of weight.

Jul 02, 2014 11:49 PM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Ginny: It takes hard work and a zeal for what you do to perform at a high level in any profession. Good to see your son inherited your work ethic and drive to succeed. 

Jul 03, 2014 06:18 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ginny NOPE not me.  No way I would come close to getting up the high, sometimes even the heals on my shoes feel a little to high :)

Got to hand it to your son and the ability he has for doing that.

Jul 03, 2014 06:42 AM
Jeff Jensen
The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states - Greenwich, CT

Wow talk about knowing people in high places!

Jul 03, 2014 07:16 AM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Oh all of you are great and have given an idea for another blog post for him in a couple of months...people in high places, Jeff...very ingenious...George, you need to step out of those higher heels too!

Jul 03, 2014 08:55 AM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good morning Ginny. I had a few trees removed from the yard as they were too close to the house. It is amazing to watch these guys.

Jul 03, 2014 08:08 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Ginny. The guys that do this for a living and are good at what they do are worth every dime they get. Nice shout out to this company.

Make it a great 4th!


Jul 03, 2014 08:55 PM
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

Amazing to be climbing up in those trees like that. I had one removed after it was hit by lightening. I told them that I overpaid as the guy up in the tree looked like he was having too much fun. They did a great job though and having it done professionally is important. Glad you son made it to your blog!!

Jul 03, 2014 10:28 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Ginny,

I love your shout out to Silver Leaf Forestry! When  good job is done it is wonderful to see praise given! Enjoy the July 4th!!

Jul 03, 2014 10:46 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ginny, I thought about this company a couple days ago when I needed a tree removed, and a couple trimmed!

Jul 03, 2014 11:55 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Happy Fourth of July!

Jul 04, 2014 03:14 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It is fun to watch the skilled tree climbers. It is very dangerous work. It is good to have a reliable firm to call when you need them.

Mar 25, 2015 11:21 PM