About Us

The Story

The business started 11 years ago, when Andrew bought a small pickup truck and started mowing lawns near Trout Brook drive. Year after year, he would take one incrementally more clients and larger projects. Yard cleaning, then mulching, then garden installation. In 2011, after an early ice storm, he formed a team to do tree work. By 2015 he had attained the arborist license, and after an apprenticeship period, learned to operate a bucket and climb trees. Today, we are fully equipped with 3 crews outfitted with tall bucket lifts and large capacity chippers for any tree job. /p>

Connecticut is my Home My parents moved to West Hartford when their jobs transferred in the late eighties. I enrolled in Bugbee elementary, King Phillip Middle and then Hall High School, graduating in 2002. As a boy, I spent 7 years in the Boy Scouts, attending campouts, teaching workshops, leading other boys,and eventually attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. I also enjoyed the competition, comradery and discipline of team activities and endurance sports, like soccer and running. I was fortunate to have many intellectual friends and coaches in all these activities which is how I developed the critical thinking skills that now help shape the vision of the company.

What's in a Name Most days after school, I would bring my dog down by trout brook park, running with the dog off-leash along the forest paths. The little forested slices of West Hartford were my playground for observing nature and daydreaming. My enjoyment of the town's green spaces and green corridors is the reason why I named my business "Trout Brook Landscaping"

Our saws are sharp and our crews are well trained because a sharp saw is a safe saw.

Are your trees growing in a grove or alone? A grove of trees is healthier and sturdier. Solitary trees are more vulnerable to disease and damage.

I've always felt a strong connection and sense of discovery in Nature. Today, I have the good fortune to study nature for profit. Inspired by the miracle of wholistic "living systems" biology, I want everyone to discover nature's secrets.

'Living Soil' As a Worldview: Trees exchange nutrients and trace minerals with microbes in the soil. These tiny microbial beings ( fungi, bacteria, protozoa) in the topsoil are fed by the trees sugars, and in turn, help the tree digest proteins and minerals.

This symbiotic view of "living soil" brings us to a new way of looking at health. The opposite of health is disease. "Disease" is merely two words put together "dis - ease." A community of organisms is sick when it has dis - ease.

Understanding nature as inter-dependant organisms such as "Gut Flora" in the human stomach , helps us to understand how important microbes are (in this case for digesing food) Trees also depend on root fungi and bacteria in "living soil" to break down their food into absorbable nutrients. When root systems are disturbed (pesticides or herbicides, or digging), the microbes suffer and Disease in the system starts to develop

Relationships of interdependence exist in human society the same way Interfering with free and transparent market systems brings about symptoms of dis-ease like civil unrest and poverty. Wholistic systems approaches are hopeful ways of viewing the world as a self sustaining, interdependent system.

Trout Brook Landscaping LLC provides: Tree Service, Hedging, Snow Service, and Lawn Care. We assist with tree and garden consultation and collaboration for the garden enthusiast. We are knowlegeable in proper pruning techniques and tree and shrub health. We can review your goals when you are get going with a project. Call (860) 888 8472

- Andrew Bachman, Owner