I have been using RTEC Treecare and arborist, Ben Gotch, for my trees and shrubs since 2009. In 2009 I was looking an arborist who would devise a plan to keep my then 25 old red maple healthy for years to come. Besides pruning the tree when needed Ben developed a root and soil management plan. He also advised putting in two cables to maintain the structural integrity of the tree during heavy wind storms. Best decision I made since not long after the cables were installed we had a derecho. My red maple had no damage!!