Mark Collins

Mark Collins
ISA-Certified Arborist #SO-0296-A

An arborist, by definition, is an individual trained in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining individual trees. Arborists are knowledgeable about the needs of trees and are trained and equipped to provide proper care. Hiring an arborist is a decision that should not be taken lightly.

Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns. Well-cared-for trees are attractive and can add considerable value to your property. Poorly maintained trees can be a significant liability. Pruning or removing trees, especially large trees, can be dangerous work. Tree work should be done only by those trained and equipped to work safely in trees.

  • Fully Insured
  • Member Georgia Arborist Association
  • Certified Tree Care Safety Professional
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Helping area homeowners protect the beauty and vibrancy of their trees


Pruning can stimulate growth in sparse areas of the tree. Pruning can also restrict growth where too much growth is undesirable. Dead, damaged, and diseased branches should be removed as soon as possible.

Arboricultural Services

  • • Evaluations
  • • Risk Assessments

Tree Removal

At Appleseed Tree Service we are not “tree cutters”, we are trained Arborists and we value trees. We look at tree removal as a last resort solution to a problem.

Free Wood Chips

Appleseed Tree Service is proud to support Oakhurst Garden & Wylde Woods. When requesting your Free Wood Chips, we ask that you consider making a donation to support their service to the greater Decatur community as a beautiful space to learn and enjoy. To learn more, visit:

Please use the link below and fill out the Contact Form. Please be advised we need good access for a large truck, without overhead obstructions and level terrain (preferably pavement). The wood chips will not be uniform in shape or dyed. They are usually a mixture of wood with some twigs and leaves. The schedule for delivery is random and often last minute. You will be notified prior to delivery.

The chips are delivered in a large pile. We cannot spread the chips or split a single load into two or more piles. Nor can we deliver a load smaller than the truck carries. Also, once delivered we will not pick up.

You'll receive an entire dump trucks worth of wood chips, which can be as much as 20 cubic yards, approximately. There is no way to request a specific amount; you won't know how much you're getting until it shows up. That may seem like a lot, but wood chips break down quickly, and it's recommended to spread them in a thick layer to work effectively, up to 9" thick! If you end up having more than you need, give some away to your neighbors!

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