Under the Bark is a growing new business with a unique concept in southern Connecticut. Combining modern holistic arboriculture with sustainable forestry practices and a 100% green attitude, UTB is making the most of our native hardwoods. We help to support our local communities by providing artists and builders with various lumber products through repurposing timber that has been salvaged from our residential and commercial tree removals. Nothing gets wasted. At a time when Connecticut’s timber is most often harvested for export by big logging companies, we continue to lack responsible arborists that repurpose timber from the urban forest. What people don’t realize is that Connecticut is home to some of the world’s most desirable hardwoods and they can be found right in our back yards. Here at Under The Bark, our arborists will work closely with you to salvage what value you might have in the trees we’ve come to care for.
Caring for trees is a passion for us at Under The Bark. We always encourage remediation before removal and we practice today’s latest tree care methods consistent with ISA and ANSI 300 standards. Your trees play an important role in the sustainability of our local ecosystems and should be preserved when possible. Trees of the urban forest should be regarded as providers and we encourage communities to keep and maintain those that are healthy but support the removal of potential hazards. When a tree has been chosen for removal, we do our best to make the most of it. We separate trees into 3 different byproducts; wood chips, fire wood and saw logs. Each are managed to repurpose and supply our local community with fuel and quality forest products. You should take comfort in knowing that when you hire Under The Bark you are receiving quality tree care and a greener environment cared for by an honest, hard working crew. We love what we do and it will show in our work.
MEET THE CREW
Graduate of the University of Connecticut.
Owner of Finkeldey Landscaping & Tree Care
Years of experience as a tree and landscape professional have given Drew the education and know-how to guide customers toward taking responsible measures. His candid ability to relate to customers allows him to build lasting friendships and always makes for an enjoyable experience.
Arborist, Lead Climber
Graduate of the University of Connecticut
CT Licensed Arborist: #S-5967
Dan’s passion for trees crossed pathes with the Finkeldeys in 2011 during UTB’s conceptual stage. His experience in horticulture and technical climbing made him an integral team member as UTB aimed to raise the bar in tree care. Dan carries a high standard for arboriculture that is apparant in his diligent attention to detail.
Owner, Arborist, Climber
Graduate of The Kent School & Trinity College
ISA Certified Arborist: #NE-6926A
CT Licensed Arborist: #S-6149
Drew started Under The Bark in 2011 after working with trees for years along side his dad, owner of Finkeldey Landscaping & Tree Care. Together they share a passion for trees and as former athletes, Drew and his dad continue to get their rush atop some of southern Connecticut’s tallest trees.
John joins us frequently to inspect the quality of our timber and often breaks out his harmonica while the rest of the crew prepares to saw another local giant.