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When Experience Counts

Updated: Nov 13, 2023

Meet Woodrow Borskey. He has been described as a man who "exudes confidence" by those who know him best. Although self-confidence is important in the field, experience is knowledge. Woodrow has been experiencing arboriculture most of his life. At the young age of 15 he began working with his dad, J.C. Borskey who was one of Louisiana's first tree surgeons.

The industry was much different then. In those early days, the only equipment available was a rope and chainsaw. The truck was loaded by hand, lugging cumbersome blocks of tree piece by piece. Woodrow spent most of his time in the trees. Climbing to the top then cutting and roping down limbs. The work was hard and labor intensive.

35+ years later, when asked if he still cuts trees, Woodrow's response is always the same "that's all they will pay me to do". Today, he has grown his business and has been fortunate enough to invest in equipment which make jobs safer for the crew and home owner. The days of loading trucks by hand and roping trees down in small pieces are all but a distant memory. But the experience gained from those primitive days is priceless. He understands trees from the roots to the crown. Removals that would frighten most, are his favorite. Experience is key when it comes to the protecting your most valuable investment, your home.

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