Steady Oak Forest Trust
STEADY OAK FOREST ASSOCIATION
Greetings! Thank you for considering Steady Oak Forest Trust to care for your trees and land. Team of foresters, arborists, gardeners, carpenters, and helpers design and achieve cohesive relations among your living and built environment. To best work with you, we formed Steady Oak Forest Association, allowing you to join as a member, receiving thoughtful and consistent attention to your landscape and tree health.
Walking within a Land our focuses are tree health and structure, relationships, the action of sunlight and water in the property, risks in mature trees, fruit trees and plantings, gardens, wildlife considerations, and beauty of the environment. Our team is qualified and insured to conduct tree pruning, tree felling, dynamic support systems (cabling), planting, garden design, creation, weeding & cleanup; and even fencing, retaining walls, french drains and water flow concepts, rain catchment, homestead installations, greenhouses and carpentry.
This Trust is founded by Michael Giroux and a team selected for awareness and care for living Earth systems and relations. Michael has been practicing forestry and pruning since 2009 from strong mentors, tree ground work seasonally since 2014; becoming a competent and safe tree feller, with three years climbing. Tree specialties are: full and gentle pruning of old or thickly grown fruit trees, and encouraging balanced branch forms by following natural patterns within the tree. Bringing trades experience including carpentry, composite boatbuilding, and concrete casting, Michael is well-versed in project management. He has been gardening and farming for nearly twenty years from urban to rural settings. He has operated small businesses since 2011 and developed a worker-cooperative trust model allowing workers to become cooperative owners of a local food grocery store. Beyond this he is a reliable, trustworthy man on Earth who is committed to bringing beneficial outcomes to the land and mankind.
Working with Members allows us to pursue generational management programs for mature trees and the overall environment. Wood cut from trees can be milled and dried or used rustic, and organic material can return to the landscape in ways that are non-obstructive, neat, and utilized to guide water or hem erosion. Members receive discounts on return visits to trees. A tree with good structure is safer and easier to maintain, and we hope to encourage consistent care. Our goal is to emphasize relationships that follow the timing of nature, making gradual adjustments, following long-range planning.
We find the role of earth stewardship to be among the highest for mankind, and hope to encourage this among our members. We are available to teach and guide as well as work, and form a partnership with members gaining understanding of their environment. We combine research in tree biology, Ecoforestry, Arboriculture, the sensitivity of Biodynamics, and the detailed assessment and planning of Permaculture and Holistic Management, in a team prepared to carry out the physical work to bring any environment into a cultivated and loved state. We hope these many gardens on Earth provide the foundations for resilient and beautiful life.
Steady Oak Forest Association
Benefits of Membership
- Site Assessment and optional written report.
- Records of previous work and chance to thoughtfully budget for workflow efficiency.
- Discounts on returning to a tree that has already been worked.
- Potential extension of credit terms for big or emergency jobs.
- Invitations to events and workshops at Member pricing.
- Development of a fund to extend tree care for elderly or burdened Members.
- Quarterly Newsletter
Please email Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to join our Membership Association.
Steady Oak Forest Trust exists for the care and cultivation of Trees, forests, land, and animals, and to deepen mankind’s connection with Natural creation. We conduct this by partnering with Association Members to assess, plan and fulfill work that meets these goals. Primarily this consists of pruning and removing trees to encourage healthy and balanced landscapes. We adopt principles of Holistic Management, where small adjustments made with patience, may bring profound and natural results over time. We have chosen a Membership model to encourage relationships between us and the trees that can be followed through the years.
Steady Oak Forest Association accepts dues of a gift of $50. These funds support community projects, and allow you access to our tree and garden services and Member content. For Members we provide a basic consultation and site visit. We are growing a service area covering the entire lower 48 States of America. Relationships with people who care about their land and intend to steward it actively and intentionally are the foundation we hope to build our work upon, standing firmly on the Land.