By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2012
The S&W Tree Specialists family includes Robby, Dale, Leilani, Mike and Bryan.
S&W Tree Specialists has been under new ownership since July of 2011. Val and Christa Mizumura own the company, which is operated by family members including sons Robby Mizumura and Bryan Merseburgh, daughter Leilani Hughes, and son-in-law Dale Hughes. “S&W still has the same great employees and the same high quality and standards that have made us the preferred tree care company of Philbrook Museum for many years,” says Bryan.
Philbrook Museum is committed to providing the Tulsa community with a world-class venue for lifelong fine arts learning opportunities distinguished by nationally-recognized facilities, grounds, exhibitions, quality collections, and innovative educational offerings. A Philbrook Museum spokesperson stated, “The hard work of the S&W crew has maintained the beauty of our grounds, which is treasured by all our visitors.”
S&W Tree Specialists also provides care for St. John Hospital properties, business owners, and homeowners throughout Oklahoma. With nearly 60 years of collective experience in the tree and lawn care industry, you’ll see the same familiar faces doing the work when you contract S&W to care for your property.
Services provided by S&W Tree Specialists include complete tree and lawn care and maintenance, including tree trimming and removal, plant health care, holiday lighting, snow plowing, and athletic field maintenance. Their staff includes certified arborists and certified tree care safety professionals. S&W has an A+ rating with the Tulsa Better Business Bureau and with Angie’s List.
“Regular tree pruning can improve the value of your property,” says Leilani. Annual removal of dead and potentially dangerous branches also makes your yard safer and adds to a tree’s value by enhancing its natural form and character. Tree pruning performed by S&W is performed by highly trained arborists, so you are always assured that the job is done correctly.
If you find it necessary to have a tree removed, you do not need to worry about possible damage to your lawn, flower beds, or other landscaping. S&W takes great care and utilizes the latest urban forestry techniques to reduce possible damage to lawns and landscaping from falling limbs. Once the tree’s limbs and trunk are removed, stump grinding services are available to complete the removal.
If you have a tree that has been split due to a lightning strike, age or abnormal growth, they provide a procedure called cabling that could save your valuable tree. “We like to think of it as plastic surgery for your tree,” said Robby.
Bryan is the lawn maintenance specialist for the business, offering a full range of property maintenance services focused on better health for your yard’s turf. Services include fertilization and pre-emersion treatments as well as mowing services. Contact Bryan for an assessment and proposed care plan for your yard. The estimate is free.
“S&W Tree Specialists proudly offers the finest tree and turf care in our industry,” says Dale. They have a continuing commitment to ongoing education, training and safety, modern equipment, and a passion for customer satisfaction. They promote and expedite customer care through prompt, courteous, and professional work while following accepted industry standards and developing new practices.
“Our top priority has always been doing the best job possible for our customers. As a small business, we stress this commitment to all our employees and ensure their continued training to better serve you,” says Dale. The family hopes you will allow them to show you what it means to be part of the satisfied S&W family of customers.
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.