About ArborPro

ArborPro, LLC is a Class A licensed and fully insured tree care business, serving the greater Fredericksburg, VA community since 2003.  With two certified arborists on staff, we know the techniques involved in keeping your trees healthy and looking great.

If you need a tree removed, or even just put safely on the ground, we are uniquely equipped to help you using a wide range of professional techniques, from precision felling, to remote control tree dismantling using the latest in knuckleboom grapplesaw technology.

As a small, local business, we are committed to safety, professionalism, integrity, knowledge, and efficiency.

Our owner, Matthew Tierney, has a personal motto – “Strive for perfection and settle for excellence.” This motto applies to every aspect of ArborPro. From technical rigging and felling, to climbing and aerial work, to crane operations and final cleanup, the ArborPro team is constantly striving for the safest and most efficient way to do business. We believe in delivering the highest quality service to our customers.

In what is considered an historically dangerous industry, it is important to continue professional development in arboriculture, including the latest techniques and the most recent safety protocols.

About the ArborPro Team

Matthew - Owner of ArborPro

Matthew Tierney

Owner & ISA Certified Arborist

Matthew grew up in Triangle, VA, near Marine Base Quantico. His first job was helping his father build houses. While working specifically in customer service, he learned the value of both hard work and professionalism. Matthew attended Old Dominion University and graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree. He began doing business as MOT’s Tree Service in 2003. 

When not working with trees, Matthew enjoys saltwater fishing, challenging board games, and Nationals baseball. He and his wife, Erin, and their six children live in Spotsylvania.

Kyle Ferguson

Team Lead & ISA Certified Arborist

Kyle grew up in Charles City County, VA working with his hands – farming, caretaking, and running a portable sawmill. He began working for MOT’s Tree Service in 2013 as a crew member, but a year later he and his family moved to Romania where they lived for four years volunteering for an addiction recovery program. In 2018, the Fergusons returned to the United States and Kyle immediately began working with ArborPro again. He gained his ISA Arborist Certification that year. Kyle, his wife Catherine, and their four children and dog, Bea live in Locust Grove and enjoy gardening, camping, and fishing together.

Kyle - ArborPro Team Lead & Arborist

Our Crew

ArborPro Team

In addition to our full-time arborists, our team consists of three full-time crew members with over 45 years of combined experience. We also employ seven part-time crew members, many of whom bring their expertise as rescue personnel to the job. We have five qualified climbers and two CTSP (Certified Treecare Safety Professionals) on staff as well.

Our crew is truly a team, and in a high-risk profession like tree removal and arboriculture, that is paramount. We work as a cohesive unit to get the project completed safely and efficiently, while protecting your property as if it were our own. ArborPro will not be satisfied with mediocrity – in safety, in training, or in customer service.

Our Beginning

In 2003, Matthew Tierney began MOT’s Tree Service primarily doing clean up work after Hurricane Isabel. His thirst for knowledge led him to pursue an education in arboriculture, and subsequently a career in tree care. He earned his ISA Arborist Certification in 2011.

From MOT’s Tree Service to ArborPro, LLC

MOT's Tree Service Logo

After being in business for several years, Matthew wanted a company name that said complete tree care and absolute professionalism.

In 2018, MOT’s Tree Service began the transition to ArborPro, LLC in an effort to convey to customers our professionalism in the trade and our commitment to the care of trees, as well as safety in removing them.

Who We Serve

ArborPro serves a variety of clients from home & vacation rental owners to property managers & private business owners to government agencies.  We realize each of you have your own, unique set of needs, and we will strive to make sure your needs are met accordingly.



  • Primary residence homeowners
  • Vacation homes
  • Rental homes
Business Owners


  • Homeowners Associations
  • Private Businesses
  • Commercial Property Management
  • Real Estate Agents
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Government Agencies


  • National Park Service
  • FBI Academy at Quantico

Trust Your Property to ArborPro

We Are Knowledgeable

  • ISA Certified Arborist – ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) Arborists have completed standardized testing to confirm they have a proper knowledge of acceptable tree care practices. Regular training & Continuing Education is readily available and performed by our arborists to ensure they are updated to date on best practices.
  • TCIA Member – Since 2010, ArborPro has been a member of TCIA (Tree Care Industry Association) provides access to the most recent education on tree care practices & business resources for arboriculture businesses throughout the country. In order to be recognized by TCIA, we must verify that we are fully insured to protect you & your property. Our team takes advantage of these resources by completing regular safety & technique training sessions in accordance with TCIA recommendations.
  • CTSP Accreditation – Our CTSPs (Certified Treecare Safety Professionals) must maintain their education with Continuing Education Credits as well.
  • A+ Rating with BBB – For more than 19 years, our commitment to safety and excellence has earned us an A+ rating with the BBB (Better Business Bureau), and more importantly you , our valued customer and community. Whether you need routine tree trimming or have damaged trees that require emergency removal, we are the local service to call.

We Operate with Integrity

  • Technically Qualified – Our team is uniquely equipped & qualified in dead and hazardous tree removal. Our precision rigging & felling techniques will protect you & your property.
  • Strict Safety Protocols – Our team adheres to the strictest safety measures, including compliance with all ANSI Z133 Safety Standards, for your property as well as for their personal safety.
  • Professional, Cohesive Team – From the moment you call until the last twig is cleaned up, our team is working together to provide you with stellar customer service and comprehensive and efficient tree care.
  • Quality of Care – Your property will be treated like it is our own! Ground protection mats are used when bringing equipment on or off your property and upon completion of the job, we always strive to leave the property in the same or better condition than when we arrived.
  • Certified Arborist Tree CareNot only is ArborPro locally owned & operated by a certified arborist, but every project that we do receives the expertise that only an ISA Certified Arborist can bring.