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National Record for Largest Human Pink Ribbon in the USA on Oct. 17th. We were a part of history and joined Susan G. Komen and Partners for Breast Cancer Care at Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers for this inaugural event. Attempt to set the NATIONAL RECORD for the Largest Human Pink Ribbon in the United States!  Picture was taken at 10:30 a.m.  We formed the human ribbon holding uniform pink umbrellas. Each $20 donation received one umbrella. Doesn't Ian Orlikoff, owner of Signature Tree Care in Naples, Fl. look cute with a pink umbrella?

Green Industries-Best Management Practices instructor, Ian Orlikoff of Signature Tree Care will be presenting Proper Tree, Shrub and Palm Pruning Practices for SW Florida on Tuesday 10/6/15 for the Project Greenscapes program in Naples, Florida.

Class Overview: Pruning can be done with a number of objectives, so it is important to determine your needs (maintain or improve health or vigor, control plant size and form, influence flowering and fruit production, influence the structural strength of the tree, appropriate hedge, etc.) so you can plan and prune accordingly. This training provides landscape professionals with knowledge of environmentally sound skills and tools to correctly prune landscape trees, shrubs and palms.

At the end of the training, landscapers who attend will be able to:

1. Identify and apply appropriate trees,palm and shrub pruning techniques

2. Demonstrate awareness of laws and regulations that apply to landscaping services.

Project Greenscape offers a number of training classes and education programs for landscapers, including the Green Industries Best Management Practices class. This program is a local partnership program promoting Florida-friendly landscaping through science based training and education. The partners include Collier County, City of Naples, University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Naples Botanical Gardens, Collier County Extension, and Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

  • Trees that are pruned improperly after a hurricane by unskilled/uneducated workers create more harm to the tree than the hurricane itself caused. Research the company you are interested in hiring and make sure they have the proper tree work insurance coverage. 
  • Any company performing tree work over 12 feet high is required by the state to carry workers' compensation insurance code 0106 and must cover any and all personnel on the property during tree care and removal operations. The proper tree work insurance protects the homeowner from assuming any liability in the event of an injury or death. An up to date commercial liability insurance policy that specifically covers tree care and removal operations is also a requirement by the county to cover any property damage. These insurance requirements are in place to protect you, the homeowner, and the employees of the tree company performing this specialized work. We are pleased to provide you with an insurance certificate upon request.
  • Trees often get pruned that inevitably need to be removed due to structural problems resulting in extra costs; these are issues that would have been recognized during a proper hazard tree evaluation by a qualified ISA certified arborist.
  • At times it is much more cost effective to first clear right of ways and remove hazards; at a later date reconstructive pruning and stable tree removals can be completed.
  • Do not be persuaded into removing trees immediately. Several companies, particularly after a hurricane, are in the tree removal business and since trees can appear ominous, tree cutters often use this fear to their advantage. Many tree removal contractors may not be aware of the many arboriculture applications that can save your trees.
  • Trees that are resting on a roof are not necessarily a hazard. They may remain stable until you are able to secure a fairly priced contract from a reputable and insured tree company.
  • Any tree in any situation can be removed safely without further damage to structures. When a sales representative or a foreman starts making a list of the things that are going to get damaged during removal operations, it is due to a lack of knowledge or care.
  • Do not pay for work that is not completed.



On July 4th, 2015 Ian Orlikoff of Signature Tree Care in Naples,FL. re nested over 150 bats for the Conservancy. These bats were found the night before by neighbors walking by, noticing the bats on a fallen dead palm frond. The bats were happy to return to their nest. CLICK HERE for an article from the Conservancy of SW Florida who cared for the bats.

Tuesday, 02 June 2015 22:26

Tree Service review, Naples, Florida

Very professional operation 

Very satisfied customer, 2015-05-28

Yesterday Signature came to our home to trim trees. The group was well informed of the job at hand. They were very careful and their clean up was impeccable. The crew worked without stopping for nearly 3 hours very impressive consider the heat. We look forward to the next trimming. Mike Dunn


Congratulations to our Operations Manager, Walter, on becoming an ISA Certified Arborist! Whether he is answering client's questions, supervising crews or completing difficult tree care operations, he continually offers a great customer experience. With years of technical professional training & valuable experience with our lead arborist & owner, Ian, Walter passed his exam this spring. Walter is a valued team member of the Signature Tree Care family. Tree work is one of the most dangerous jobs there is and Walter always puts safety first, as all of our crew members do, so we all come home safe. We all congratulate Walter on his new certification!

Tuesday, 02 June 2015 21:34

Residential Large Tree Removal in Naples

Great residential tree removal by Giordany, Edi & climber apprentice Tomas! Unfortunately, this beautiful, large & mature tree had to be removed due to the excessive rot in center of stem attachments. This Laurel Oak was given the proper respect with a professional, safe & well executed tree removal. Just because a tree is hollow does not deem it a hazard; it is determined by the amount & position of the void. A proper tree risk assessment is used in calculating the level of risk. 5/6/15


On Friday, April 24th, Conservancy of Southwest Florida had 2 red-shouldered hawks that needed to be re-nested in the community of Stonebridge in Naples, Florida.  Walter Morales, ISA Certified Arborist & operations manager at Signature Tree Care re-nested these amazing birds. They settled in quickly to their new nest. 
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 17:16

Customer Review of Naples Tree Service

Read our latest review from
The best in SW Florida!  by Roz, Naples, FL , 04/21/2015

In 2009, after years of watching the trees on our condo's property get their annual hat racking, I convinced our Board to let me find a local arborist who knew how to properly care for our abused trees. I was referred to Signature Tree Care. Ian Orlikoff, and his crew, exceeded our expectations and have continued to do the same ever since. Ian's knowledge, attention to detail, and exceptional honesty (he has even turned down work that he did not feel should be done yet!) make it a pleasure to work with him. In addition to trimming our trees, Ian planned and installed a rain garden in an area where our swale was no longer draining properly. Today, it does the job perfectly and provides a beautiful native garden for our owners to enjoy. We wouldn't think of using anyone else!




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