About Us

Artistic Arborist, Inc. is a full service tree and plant health management firm, which includes a consultation department, a retail tree tool supply store and an education/training department.

Artistic Arborist, Inc. has been recognized as the Phoenix area’s plant health management professionals since 1978. Tim A. Johnson, who has been involved in arboriculture for over 50 years, founded the business. Tim is recognized in the industry as a leader in diagnostic consultation and employee training.

Consultation Department

Artistic Arborist’s consultation department provides expert opinions on our client’s tree health management issues. We provide man power, equipment and facilities to analyze conditions concerning soil, water, diseases, pests and the physical and physiological strengths and weaknesses of a tree, resulting in a detailed description of the current situation, the cause of the situation, chances of survival and a detailed scheduled treatment program. We also provide recommendations for, and specifications of, tree maintenance programs for any size and type of facility. We can also provide expert evaluations or testimony for insurance claims or litigation involving trees.

  • Equipment Sales

    Our store, located at 4519 North 7th Ave in Phoenix, carries top of the line tools for all aspects of tree and shrub management, including:

    • Tree Climbing Gear
    • Personal Protection
    • Pole Pruners/Saws
    • Loppers and Shears
    • Hand Pruners/Saws
    • Diagnostic Tools
    • Micro-Nutrients
    • Fertilizers
    • Green Industry
    • and MORE
    Training & Education

Meet the Arborist

Tim A. Johnson is a second-generation arborist and started his career in 1961 with his father’s tree care firm.

Tim has a Bachelor of Science degree in Ornamental Horticulture from California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo, California.

Experienced in all aspects of Tree Health Management throughout the United States and overseas, he eventually founded Artistic Arborist, Inc., in Phoenix in 1978. (Read More)


4519 N. 7th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85013

Tree Care Tools and Supplies

Phone: 602-263-8892
Store Hours:  8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Monday – Friday

Consultation Department

Phone: 602-263-8897