Get To Know Us
Bristlecone Tree Care is Buena Vista’s premier tree care and forestry company.
We are climbers by nature, so becoming tree-climbing arborists was a natural progression.
We have a deep love for the importance and beauty of trees and strive to promote proper tree care through education and community involvement. Just as in medicine, prescription before diagnosis is malpractice. The same can be said for tree care.
Bristlecone Tree Care is a combination of biology, art, engineering, and athleticism all of which are continually evolving, just as trees are, to ensure that we continue to provide the highest level of tree care possible. We are a full-service Tree care company that takes great pride in caring for trees and the forest. We specialize in pruning/trimming, Hazard tree removal, and forest health restoration/fire mitigation.
Bristlecone Tree Care is a member of the ISA Rocky Mountain Chapter and TCIA.
Owner | Certified Arborist
Dave is a Tree Climbing ISA certified arborist. He specializes in caring for trees aloft in the canopy. He has two amazing daughters Lorali and Hazel. He has lived in Colorado since 2001. Dave got his start in tree work while living and working in the forests around Lake City Colorado. He has been a rock climber for 25 years and has been climbing and caring for the trees around the valley for the past 9 years.
Dave Ludders: ISA Certification # RM-8427A
Owner | Arborist
Jeremy is an arborist specializing in the pruning of trees. He has a wife, Carolyn, three kids, Nevara, Griffen, and Max. Jeremy started climbing at age 12 and has been climbing and adventuring ever since. He moved to Colorado in 1999 and landed in Fort Collins. Jeremy met Dave in 2001; they have been friends and adventure partners since. Jeremy has been living in Fairplay for 15 years and works out of our Bristlecone office at 561 Iron Mountain Rd., Fairplay, CO 80440.