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    We are experts in our field, proudly serving since 1983.
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    We insist on only quality gear for our safety-certified staff. We're licensed, bonded, insured.
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    "Andrew and his crew were fabulous.They brought not only expertise but positive energy to their work. Our property is a better place having been treated with their respect for plants and sensitive eyes." -C.F., Malibu
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Specialized Tree Care


Since 1983 Mellinger Tree Service has been specializing in cutting-edge arboriculture with a hands-on approach. We are committed to providing service that follows the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) guidelines for pruning and safety. 

In addition to offering complete tree-care services our experienced staff offer consultations and evaluations for homeowners, contractors, realtors, landscape designers and architects to assure tree health.



  • Cat Rescue
  • Disease / Pest Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Firewood Delivery
  • Free Mulch
  • Nutritional Supplementation
  • Pest Control
  • Pruning & Maintenance
  • Soil Amendment
  • Specimen Planting (any size)
  • Tree Preservation during Construction
  • Tree Relocation
  • Tree Removal
  • Topiary and Bonsai
  • Expert Witness
  • Report Writing & Appraisals
  • Consultations & Evaluations

New Certification Announcement

Andrew Schiavone-Mellinger We are pleased to announce that Certified Arborist Andrew Schiavone Mellinger has become a Certified Treecare Safety Professional through the Tree Care Industry Association. The CTSP program is more than a straightforward "safety trainer" credentialing program. It teaches safety professionals strategies and tactics for changing the very culture of their organization by providing a well-rounded education in safety concepts, plus the tools to effectively communicate these concepts. The program is intended to improve worker safety by empowering employers and employees to develop and nurture a culture of safety. We are very proud to have a formal safety program in place, lead by our very own CTSP, Andrew Schiavone Mellinger.

True Professionals Award Winner 2011

Southern California Arborist Named “True Professional”
by International Society of Arboriculture

CHAMPAIGN, Ill (July 2011) – Carl Mellinger, an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist Consultant and owner of Mellinger Tree and Landscape Service in Pacific Palisades, California, has been recognized as an ISA “True Professional of Arboriculture”.

The True Professional recognition program honors arborists and tree care professionals for their positive impact in and around their communities. ISA President Tim Gamma paid tribute to Mellinger at a ceremony on Monday, July 25 in Sydney, Australia as part of the ISA Annual Conference and Trade Show, held July 23—27, 2011.


Meet Carl Mellinger

Lifelong Palisadian Carl Mellinger founded his own business in 1983 after he noticed "a lack of proper tree care locally." He is a certified and consulting arborist and a member of the ASCA (American Society of Consulting Arborists). He has a staff of ten, including crew members who frequently attend seminars and workshops to hone and advance their craft.