Meet Brian Gates. His company, Expert Tree Service, is located in Orinda, California. Brian says, "We buy almost exclusively from Madsen's. In the photos I am wearing one of your Hickory shirts, using a Stihl 088 from you, Spencer tape... lots of stuff." He ends with, "(Your crew) is knowledgeable and gives the best customer service."

Jon Doyle

In the photo above, Brian is shown next to the butt cut of a large Blue Gum Eucalyptus. Brian estimates the tree was about 125 years old. The strange looking face-cut was made with a 190 h.p. stump grinder. The log measured nineteen feet long and weighed 20,000 lbs.. 

Jon Doyle

Above Brian is shown working in the large single-stem Eucalyptus. The upper log is being suspended by a crane shown below.

Jon Doyle

This is the crane being used to remove this big tree. It is a 60 ton Terrex truck crane that Expert Tree Service owns.

Jon Doyle

Above, Brian is shown with a Stihl 880 that he bought from Madsen's. That is a lot of saw to be packing up into a tree!

Jon Doyle

This is one of the logs taken from this big tree. This log and the ones shown in a photo above were all exported to Korea.

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This is Brian's future crew.

For more information on Expert Tree Service, contact Brian at: gates.brain@yahoo.com or give him a call at 510-918-1242.