Christiansburg Arborist, Tree Service and Tree Disease Specialist
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I.V. Tree & Shrub Care

Tree And Shrub Health Services, Insect And Disease Control, Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Control

(540) 320-4911

Located in the New River Valley, serving Christiansburg, Blacksburg, Charlottesville, Richmond


Injectable Plant Health Care
Since 1999

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The Company

I.V. Tree Care was started in 1999 by Certified Arborist Olen Sharron after retiring from the USDA. Olen was dedicated to saving Hemlock trees from the deadly Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA), an imported insect that has killed millions of trees. Unfortunately, Olen passed away in August 2007 after a valiant battle with cancer. In February 2008, Virginia Tech graduate (MS Horticulture) and ISA Certified Arborist Jim May took over the business and has continued to save thousands of Hemlocks in Southwest Virginia. Jim has even expanded the business to cover many more insect and disease problems, including the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), Scale Insects, Lacebugs, Aphids, Fall Webworm, and other biting and sucking insects. Diseases controlled by I.V. Tree Care include Bacterial Leaf Scorch (BLS), Anthracnose, Dutch Elm Disease (DED), and many more. Jim constantly continues to learn about new insect and disease problems through seminars and webinars. Jim maintains his CEUs to keep up with his certifications as an ISA Certified Arborist, Certified Tree Risk Assessor, Virginia Certified Pesticide Applicator and Virginia Certified Horticulturist. He does all that while being a Virginia Certified Pesticide Applicator, a different full-time job of Jim.

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Meet Jim May

Meet the Owner:

Jim May

Jim May has lived in the New River Valley since 1980, except for brief stints in Northern Virginia and Richmond. He was educated at Virginia Tech where he earned a Master's Degree in Horticulture. He has been in the nursery industry and is also a former Extension Agent. Jim is a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Jim's Certifications and Titles:

  • ISA Certified Arborist
  • Virginia Certified Pesticide Applicator
  • Virginia Certified Horticulturist
  • Certified Tree Risk Assessor

More About Jim

His specialty is plant health care (PHC), including:

  • diagnosing and correcting
  • insect infestations
  • diseases (fungal & bacterial)
  • nutritional problems

Jim also has extensive knowledge in:

  • tree and shrub identification
  • proper pruning techniques
  • tree and shrub placement
  • planting and caring of young trees
  • composting
  • soils
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Experience The Science Of Tree Injections

Tree injections have been used for over 50 years as a method of:

  • Insect Control
  • Fungal Control
  • Adding Nutrients to Trees
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Top-Tier Service

We combine expertise with the highest standards for customer service. Promptness, punctuality, and professionalism are but a few of the key tenets of our service model. When you enlist our services, you’ll experience nothing but our steadfast commitment to you. We promise clear and effective communication with everyone who comes our way. Whether you have a question for us or a concern you’d like to address, you can count on us to give you the attention you deserve. It’s part of providing the quality care that our clients have come to know and love about us.

Results-Driven Approach

At I.V. Tree & Shrub Care, we understand that our clients have an overarching goal—both for themselves and for us. That goal never leaves our sight. Nor does our desire to achieve real, tangible results for each client. To do so, we pair industry-leading expertise with a strategic mindset, developing comprehensive solutions proven to work. It’s taken us years to hone our craft and to be able to deliver the results that we do. But ultimately, that time pays off in dividends for us and for our clients. With us, your confidence and satisfaction is our goal, and we achieve it through steadfast and proven results.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We know the value of our services, and we think you should too. We want you to take advantage without having to feel like you’re taking a risk. It’s for that reason that we guarantee your satisfaction. Consider it a sign of good faith. We’re confident we can leave you feeling satisfied, knowing that we’ve done our very best. In the rare instance we somehow fall short of your expectations, then we want to do everything we can to fix the issue. Whatever it may entail. Reach out to us, and we’ll strive to make sure you are happy with our services. Rest easy. You’re in safe hands when you choose I.V. Tree & Shrub Care. We guarantee it.

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Meeting your needs—exceeding your expectations: It’s all in a day’s work for I.V. Tree & Shrub Care. For timely service, affordable prices, and professional staff, we are your number one choice. We’ve helped clients near and far with our committed customer-first approach. And now it’s your turn.

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Top Quality

Quality and care in our craft is what has made us the company we are today. Rest easy knowing you’ll always get the highest-quality products and services from us.

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Satisfaction Guaranteed

Customer service isn’t just friendly greetings; it’s also a commitment to doing right by the client no matter what. We won’t rest until you’re completely satisfied with the end result—that’s our guarantee to you!

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Expertise You Can Trust

With years in the industry and hours upon hours of coursework and on-the-job training, each of our employees is ready to show up and tackle the toughest of jobs.

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Dedication to Our Craft and Customers

We love what we do, and we care about the people we do it for. Finding an industry we’re passionate about is an amazing reward for our time—and we think you’ll be able to tell from the results we deliver.

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Additional Services:

  • Tree Health Services
  • Tree Disease Control
  • Ash Tree Control

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