Contacts Us at 831-425-1833
Tree & Soil Solutions 138 Fern Street
Santa Cruz, CA.
Tree Solutions- experienced ISA certified arborists provide landscape and tree care for you and your most valuable outdoor assets. Our primary concern is soil restoration, tree preservation, and maintenance of entire landscape health. We have your tree and all landscape components best interest at heart. Arborist reports, tree preservation plans, sudden oak death prevention are just a few of the services we offer.
Tree Solutions is proactive in implementing the most current industry research and treatment techniques related to your tree’s health care. Our treatment applications are based upon sound science and we continuously update our knowledge by attending numerous industry workshops. We emphasize not only treating the symptoms but finding solutions to the cause.
Soil Solutions- after attending a 5-day intensive workshop put on by Common Vision several years ago, our lives were profoundly changed due to a deeper understanding of how the life below our feet affects every living plant; which in turn affect all other living organisms. We learned why modern day farming methods, which incorporate applications of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers not only pollute the environment and compact the soil, but are also a leading cause of health decline throughout the world. Dr. Elaine Ingham and co-presenter Ian Davidson of BioLogic Systems provided us with an intense amount of information in a very understandable and interesting way.
Soil Solutions was born to offer a unique approach to healthy growing. This approach is Beyond Organic. It incorporates liquid biological amendments (compost tea and extract) with organic fertilizers, and finishes by top dressing with materials such as earthworm castings, humus, and compost. Each combination is prescribed based on plant species, growing environment, and goals of our clients. The results are extraordinary and promote healthy living.
Our retail center provides a selection of naturally occurring pesticide and fungicides. We have a very large selection of dry and liquid OMRI approved organic fertilizers and soil amendments. We offer complete soil testing packages which include soil biology and nutrients. Seeds, seed starter kits, compost tea and extract brewers, and much more.
James (Jim) Neve
With a lifetime interest in plant and animal biology, Jim has over 20 years of arboriculture and horticulture business experience. An International Society of Arboriculture certified arborist, Jim has dedicated himself to tree preservation specializing in Plant Heath Care.
His passion and enthusiasm for educating others, helping them with the care of their trees and our environment, is evident in his life and business. No one cares like an owner and Jim loves what he does! This translates into Tree Solutions service.
He believes it is his responsibility as a service to his clients and the community to be at the forefront of the latest scientific research and applicable technologies.
Jim is committed to preservation of our environment within the local community which he supports through involvement in Arbor Day Foundation, California Landscape Contractors Association, Sierra Club, and International Society of Arboriculture. Jim believes in change through education and that all of us have to do our part to help future generations enjoy what we are able to experience today. Each of us can do this in our own way.
The youngest member of the team, he brings keen observation skills, a talent for problem solving and a youthful eye. Ryan is excited about the apprenticeship with his father James, and has a vested interest in the reputation and success of the company. Recently promoted to Plant Health Care Treatment Manager, Ryan is responsible for treatment applications and field operations. Like his father, he is passionate about caring for Tree Solutions clients and their plant health care needs. He is a skilled writer and uses his knowledge to make sure those who gather information from this site have the clearest understanding possible.
The newest member of the team. Chris switched from synthetic to organic growing over seven years ago and has never looked back. Chris has a passion for the green/organic movement and believes that it is our sole responsibility to protect Mother Nature and Planet Earth. He actively attends classes and seminars revolving around soil and plant healthcare including his most recent: Bio-dynamic Farming and Composting Techniques, and Soil Food Web Intensive with Dr. Elaine Ingham- Chief Scientist at Rodale Institute, author of numerous publications, and the one who coined the term Soil Foodweb. With his outdoor and indoor container-growing experience, Chris can provide helpful insights and solutions to any problems or concerns. Bringing business and retail knowledge, as well as work experience, to help aid those on a budget whom are looking into making the switch to growing organically.