August 9, 2016


Cascadilla Tree Care is a local, family owned tree care service that has been serving Tompkins County and the surrounding area since 1982.  Founded by John Friedeborn, Aaron and Annie Axtell took over in spring of 2016.

Aaron and Annie met while attending the NYS Ranger School in the Adirondacks.  After completing degrees in forestry, they returned to Aaron’s home town of Ithaca, NY.  Aaron immediately began working for Cascadilla Tree Care as a groundsman.  He worked with John for 13 years, advancing to foreman before taking over the company.  Annie worked for 8 years at the Cornell Plantations as an IPM specialist and arborist before leaving to take care of their family.

Both Aaron and Annie have spent more than 20 years among the trees and hope to be there for years to come. We are excited to continue growing as a community-focused local employer and look forward to serving all your tree related needs!