Our History

Company founder, Erik H. Haupt, worked his way through college doing tree work while attending Colgate. After graduating from Colgate, Erik served in the Marine Corps as an Engineer Equipment Officer before starting his tree company. The Marine Corps had a great influence on the initial organization of his company, which had a distinctive military flare.

Emphasis on Tree Care & Preservation

From the beginning, Erik wanted the emphasis of his new company to be about tree care and preservation, when most tree companies at the time focused primarily on their tree removal services. He took pride in the appearance of his equipment and provided his crew with uniforms and safety equipment such as hard hats, something that was uncommon at the time. Organization, customer service, professionalism, safety, and knowledgeable quality work were the priorities of his new company. 

2nd Generation, Family-Owned

Today, our emphasis is to continue to maintain the highest level of professionalism and provide the very best in tree care and customer service. Our company is currently managed by a second generation of Haupt’s, with Erik G. Haupt, II as President and General Manager and Peter J. Haupt, Vice President and Fleet Manager. The Haupt Tree Company is a nationally recognized industry leader and has cared for the trees at many properties for over 65 years. We employ arborists certified in Massachusetts and New York and licensed in Connecticut.

Take a Trip Through Time with Haupt

We're proud of our more than 65 years of history in tree care. Select any image below to view larger.

A History of Tree Care
Expertise Since 1957
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Serving the Tri-State area including Western Massachusetts, Northwestern
Connecticut & adjacent Eastern New York counties. Contact us.
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