There are tree guys, and then there are tree guys who love trees. And based on the
embroidery on all of Central Tree Service’s gear, these guys love trees.
There is no question that Dan Greto and his company, Central Tree Service, love
Rye. In fact, Central Tree is a second-generation family business that got its start
with Dan’s father back in 1968.
As a nonprofit, The Bird Homestead and Meeting House Conservancy relies on
state, federal, and private nonprofit grants, which primarily go to our educational
programming and restoration of both The Meeting House, the neighboring Bird
Homestead, and since our archaeological dig last summer, the William Voris
Archaeological Site nestled between the two historic buildings. Beyond grants, we
rely heavily on volunteer efforts and the generosity and goodwill of the
community. While DPW is always responsive to urgent landscape maintenance
needs, we had a lot of downed or leaning trees after the past few years of storms
that we needed to deal with.
The Central Tree team sprang into action. Meeting us on the properties mid-winter,
Dan and his master arborist, Paul, patiently listened as we walked them through the
work we needed done. Dan suggested additional work that would help protect the
buildings from overhanging limbs and improve the safety and aesthetics of the
property for the hundreds of locals who use the property every week to find a little
old-world peace and quiet.
Over the course of two days, the Central Tree team pruned, cut, and tidied the trees
around the property, including the removal of several 30+ foot trees – all at no
cost. The teams working were as pleasant and easy to work with as Dan, which
reminded us of how important local family businesses are to this community.
In light of the recent outcry about clear-cutting in Rye, we were pleased to find a
local tree service solely dedicated to the care and nurture of trees.
The Board of Trustees of the Bird Homestead and Meeting House Conservancy
wants to publicly thank Dan Greto and his team at Central for the courtesy and
style with which they conduct their business. And we are grateful for their helping
us continue our mission — to create a center for education designed to foster an
appreciation of historic preservation and sustainability.