Arborist Consultations


Got a tree mystery?  Are insects eating your trees?  Is your tree dying, and you don’t know why?  Call Baby Gorilla Tree Service today, and schedule an arborist consultation.

Our owner and arborist, Anthony Alvarez, loves a good mystery, and he will use the very essence of method to unravel your tree woes.  Anthony is very knowledgable about many tree diseases and insects, and when he is unsure he can often take a sample of your tree for diagnosis from the lab.  An arborist must be acutely observant in order to ensure the lab will have sufficient information to diagnose the issue.  The first step is to identify the species of tree because each tree is susceptible to different diseases, insects, and pathogens, so we can often narrow the possibilities down right away.  Everything must be considered in tree diagnosis, from recent construction, back to the original planting.

Here is an interesting example of a real mystery solved by arborist Anthony Alvarez of Baby Gorilla Tree Service in recent memory:

A customer called to find out what was wrong with her apple trees.  The leaves seemed healthy and insect free.  The apples tasted fine, but what concerned the customer was when she cut an apple in half she could see these odd lines of brown.  She said she didn’t find any worms, but was concerned that these apples should not be eaten, and asked the Baby Gorilla to help.

After a thorough investigation, Anthony found no evidence of bugs, or anything in the roots or foliage to indicate a pathogen.  He had just cut a sample for analysis, when the answer to the mystery nearly flew right into his face.  These  rust brown colored lines were the result of hummingbirds!  They had been drinking the juice out of the ripe apples, and when they pulled their needle-like beaks out, the pulp of the fruit oxidized, leaving the brown lines.  “Your apples should be safe to eat,” said Anthony, “that is, if you don’t mind eating after a bird!”

Call Baby Gorilla Tree Service today to schedule an arborist consultation!


575.770.TREE (8733)

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Donna B. in Dixon, NM

Anthony of Baby Gorilla has helped us with pruning twice within the past five years, the first time on an ancient and beloved silver poplar and the second an apricot tree in front of our home. With the apricot tree, Anthony presented two choices for trimming, one a light pruning to enhance it as a beautiful spreading tree and the other a more intense pruning to help the tree bear larger fruit. Anthony and his crew did a great job pruning and with clean up. While he was at it, he removed a thirty foot high volunteer elm that was crowding out some of our small trees. We won the second pruning as part of Anthony's donation to the Dixon Volunteer Fire Department's annual pancake breakfast. Anthony is also a volunteer firefighter with DVFD.

Donna B.
Dixon, NM

Esequiel E. in Chimayo, NM

Professional, prepared and friendly. Responded quickly for project bid and were efficient and effective in getting the job done. We would hire this company again.

Esequiel E.
Chimayo, NM

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