About Us

Behunin Horticulture was founded in 1943 by J. Leland Behunin.

Throughout his life, Leland was well known in the state of Utah for his horticultural knowledge and expertise. After graduating from The Davey Institute of Tree Surgery in Kent, Ohio, Leland specialized in arbor care. He developed a variety of pruning systems and pioneered the practice of injecting iron and other nutrients into sick trees. Throughout his career, he nurtured the landscapes of many government buildings, businesses and private homes along the Wasatch Front. J. Leland Behunin established a high standard in the field of arbor care, and he passed those traditions to his son Benjamin Behunin Sr.

When Leland retired in the late 1960’s, Ben took over his father’s tree service company. In 1971, Benjamin graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture. The company continued to focus in arbor care, working on LDS Temple Grounds and LDS church properties. He also acted as a consultant on a variety of commercial projects regarding tree health. Ben Behunin Sr. has worked for the last 30 years with his son Ben S. Behunin. Ben became a certified arborist in 2000 and is a registered tree appraiser. He also serves on the Community Forest Council and Riverton Tree Board. With over 70 years of experience behind them, Behunin Horticulture is the best choice for care of your trees.

Proper Tree Care

Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns. Proper pruning improves the health and appearnace of trees and prolongs their useful life by removing undesirable braanches which are dead, weakened, interfering (crossing or rubbing) diseased, or insect-infested. Well cared for trees are attractive and add considerable value to your property. Poorly maintained trees can be a significant liablilty.

The industry standard is known as ANSI A300. The 2008 standard recognizes four basic pruning methods for pruning. Behunin tree follows ANSI standards and brings over 70 years of proper tree pruning experience. Don’t let just anyone prune yoru trees.

We Care About the Details

Our company pays special attention to the details of every project to ensure the complete satisfaction of each client. Our goal is to enhance the exterior of your home, raise your property value, and beautify your whole neighborhood.

Customer Satisfaction is our goal.

Your satisfaction is our priority and we strive to provide a service we are proud of. We start every project by providing a thorough consultation to understand your goals and the needs of the project.

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