Client Testimonials

"Howard Gaffin is an expert in his field. He is a top notch arborist and is also willing to listen to the land-owner's desires and is able to cooperate to achieve mutually satisfactory results."

N. Grigg
- Boxford, MA

About Us


Gaffin Tree is a small, owner operated company, providing tree care on the North Shore of Massachusetts since 1981. The owner, Howard Gaffin, is both a Board Certified Master Arborist and a Registered Consulting Arborist. He got his first job as an arborist when he was 18, and has a degree in Natural Resource Management. He has been an ISA and MAA Certified Arborist since 1983, and a Registered Consulting Arborist since 2008. He also writes articles for various arborist publications.

Gaffin Tree is based out of Rowley, MA. and provides tree care services to the towns of Andover, Boxford, Danvers, Georgetown, Groveland, Hamilton, Ipswich, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, Rowley, Topsfield, Wenham, and West Newbury.  We may also travel to other areas upon request. We are fully insured.


Massachusetts Certified Arborist

Massachusetts Arborist Association

The Massachusetts Arborist Association is one of the countries oldest and most respected professional tree care organizations.

Board Certified Master Arborist

International Society of Arboriculture

BCMA is the highest level of Certification offered by ISA. It is intended to recognize Certified Arborists who have reached the pinnacle of the arboricultural profession. Less than 2% of Certified Arborists currently hold this certification.

Registered Consulting Arborist

American Society of Consulting Arborists

There is no higher authority in the arboricultural profession - nor a more objective voice - than a Registered Consulting Arborist on matters involving the health, legal, environmental and aesthetic considerations of trees.