Mission: Ossabaw Consulting was established in 2011 to provide expert advice to individuals and professionals regarding their trees. Our passion for trees and the desire for customer satisfaction drive us to provide the best service possible.

Based in Savannah, GA, The Forest City, our focus at Ossabaw Consulting is to give you all the information you need to make an informed decision on your trees. We are the only consulting arborist firm in Savannah and we understand the importance of trees in this community. Ossabaw Consulting provides expert advice for your trees. We know what is best for your trees and we want them to be the best investment on your property. Ossabaw Consulting remains up-to-date in the latest in arboriculture technology. As information of trees and tree care improves, we apply these methodologies to out services; this allow is to be competitive and efficient, and you get better results.

Trees are living organisms with many complex process. Ossabaw Consulting is well educated about the physiological processes that occur within trees and we use this knowledge to give customized recommendations to meet your arboricultural needs. Our recommendations consider all impacts to the ecosystem and we do not give recommendations that will have a negative impact on the environment. Our tree management recommendations mirror the natural environment in which your trees live and are designed to help them thrive.

We have specialized services for all of Georgia, South Carolina, Northern Florida and Eastern Tennessee. We are staffed with an ISA Certified Arborist, the highest expert credential within the arboriculture and urban forestry profession. We also work with other professionals (i.e. architects, engineers, property managers and land planners) to ensure that your trees will be long-term fixtures within your landscape.

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Michael Pavlis, Owner
ISA Certified Arborist, SO-5588A
ISA Tree Risk Qualification
BS Forest Resource Management, West Virginia University
MS Forestry, emphasis Urban Forestry, Virginia Tech

Michael has over 10 years of experience in urban forestry, residential, commercial and municipal arboriculture. Michael currently serving as Chairman on the Tybee Island Tree Board, is the current President of the Coastal Arborist Association and is a delegate with the Georgia Arborist Association. He is a published author of several scientific journals and industry trade magazines articles and gives regular presentations to organizations promoting the benefits of trees.