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About Alpine Tree Service

Certified Arborists & Tree Services in Grand Junction, CO

Founded in 2002 by Chuck Thompson, Alpine Tree Service provides tree service to customers in Grand Junction, CO and surrounding
communities. Since opening, we have grown from a one man operation with a pickup truck and a chainsaw into a reputable

company with crew of 15+, a business manager, four ISA Certified Arborists, a plant health care department, two bucket trucks, two stump grinders, three grapple
trucks, two spider lifts, four chippers, and other equipment. Our company serves the Grand Valley from Fruita to Palisade.

We are licensed by the City of Grand Junction and provide proof of insurance upon request.


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About Us

Chuck Thompson, Owner of Alpine Tree Service

Chuck Thompson

Owner RM# RM7237A

Before starting Alpine Tree Service, Chuck worked as a licensed airline pilot. The erratic schedule and days away from home were taking a toll. He had experience working as a tree climber in Kansas City and knew he could make a business of tree removal in Grand Junction. Now 20 years later, Alpine is one of the leaders in Arboriculture knowledge and experience in the Grand Valley.

Chuck is very knowledgeable about the unique tree conditions in our high desert climate. He is an ISA Certified Arborist, a CDA Licensed Chemical Applicator, and is familiar with local species of trees and pests that damage them. In addition to this, Chuck has a Tree Risk Assessment certification as well as a Qualified Supervisor for Colorado Department of Agriculture. He has also been a leader in our local community even serving two terms on the Forestry Board for the city of Grand Junction. However, knowledge is not all Chuck has to offer. He is an overall nice guy, and works to provide fair and honest services to his customers, while treating his employees with a high level of integrity. He tries his best to ensure the customer is satisfied with the work completed by our crew and happily meets with customers to address their concerns.

Joshua Stollsteimer, Foreman at Alpine Tree Service

Josh Stollsteimer

Foreman RM# RM8466A

Josh Stollsteimer has been with Alpine for the last 15 years and has more than two decades of experience in Arboriculture. He is a licensed certified arborist and is a crucial part of our arborist bid team. Josh has worked on, diagnostically looked at, and helped protect thousands of trees from Fruita to Palisade and is an extremely knowledgeable resource.

Jamie Powell, Business Manager at Alpine Tree Service

Jamie Powell

Business Manager

Brandon Kanwisher, Plant Health Care Manager at Alpine Tree Service, LLC

Brandon Kanwischer

Plant Health Care Manager RM# RM8644A

Prior to joining Alpine, Brandon was an Agroforestry Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal, Africa where he worked on building food security for rural communities by introducing beneficial trees and methodologies to crop farms across the south of Senegal.

With a Biological Engineering background and a particular focus applied to plant pathology, Brandon has firm knowledge on plant diseases. This includes leading research conducted on the Badnavirus in Blackberry bushes as well as the Rose Rosette virus in Rose bushes. On top of this he also has had a wide range of managerial lab experience spanning across academic and commercial settings including chemical, biology, virology, consumer testing, and manufacturing laboratories.

Since moving to Grand Junction, Brandon has been continuously working to build the Plant Health Care side of Alpine into the best the Grand Valley has to offer!

He is now an ISA Certified Arborist, a TCIA Certified Tree Care Specialist, a TCIA Certified Plant Health Care Technician, a council appointed member of the City of Grand Junction Forestry Board, and is also the owner and operator of the educational resource, Grand Valley Trees! A blog of his own creation to help relay current findings and topics relating to arboriculture in the Grand Valley.

Mytchell Purser, Foreman at Alpine Tree Service, LLC

Mytchell Purser


Jake Martinez, Foreman at Alpine Tree Service, LLC

Jake Martinez


Brandon Ibarra, Foreman at Alpine Tree Service

Brandon Ibarra


Travis Graham, Foreman at Alpine Tree Service

Travis Graham


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Alpine Tree Service bucket truck for tree trimming

For more information about our tree services in Grand Junction, CO or to
schedule a tree consultation, please contact us at 970-243- 9222 or fill
out an estimate request form.

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