Established in 1990

Trees, Forests and Landscapes has been dedicated to tree care and preservation since 1990. But for owner William J. Spradley, dedication to horticultural perfection to trees has been a part of his life much longer. At an early stage in his career, Spradley knew that if by hiring arborists that had the same passion for trees and the same work ethics, the team could create a strong clientele of long-term satisfied customers in the St. Louis area. 

Through the years, this mindset proved extremely viable and has resulted in having all of his arborists on staff ISA-certified and degreed in either Horticulture, Forestry or Arboriculture (see our Employees page for our arborist profiles), an accomplishment that is unique to the St. Louis area.

As an intentionally small company, we can give you the highest level of personal attention with the professionalism truly needed to service all of the areas of tree care and plant selection for your urban landscape.  

TFL Arborist Matt Schmittgens installs lightning protection on the famous McBaine Bur Oak in Boone County, MO.

TFL Arborist Matt Schmittgens installs lightning protection on the famous McBaine Bur Oak in Boone County, MO.


  • Preservation of Champion Bur Oak
  • Tree plantings and pruning at William Woods University and assistance with accreditation as Tree Campus USA
  • Tree care of Missouri State Champion Bur Oak near McBaine including proper fertilization, pruning and deadwood removal in the 350+ year old treasure 
  • New landscape installation and improvement for Edgewood Children's Center/Great Circle
  • Tree pruning days at Forest Park, Tower Grove Park and Kiener Plaza
  • Numerous projects for Shaw Nature Reserve and Nature Explore Classroom 
  • Tree donation for Great Tree Lawn at Lewis & Clark Community College campus
  • Tree pruning for the dedication of the Turtle Park in St. Louis
  • Urban forestry workshops at Kirkwood Parks
  • Donation of time and resources for Missouri Botanical Gardens tours
  • Missouri Botanical Gardens landscape for Chihuly Glass in the Garden
  • Donation of cabling of Henry Shaw's Scots Elm at Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Tree pruning donations for Saluting Branches days at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
  • St. Louis Community College-Meramec field days
  • MU Urban Forester educational workshop days
  • Whitfield High School tree collection and auctions
  • Memorial plantings and continuous donations of native trees
  • Countless guest speeches/presentations about plant education