About Us

Newton Hook Tree Care LLC is a full service tree company serving Columbia, Dutchess and Rensselaer counties in eastern New York State. We are experts at shade tree, fruit tree and woody ornamental pruning and renovation. In addition, we provide hazardous and non-hazardous tree removal in open and restricted access locations.

Our extensive experience as dedicated professional tree care experts means that you can trust that the job will be done safely and correctly every time. We are fully insured with vehicle, liability and Workers’ Compensation coverage, and we adhere to the ANSI Z133-2017 standards and the ANSI A300 Best Management Practices.

Serving Residential, Second-Home and Country Estate Homeowners

Whether inspecting trees, diagnosing problems or making recommendations to resolve issues, our goal is to enhance the health of your trees and landscape. We can also develop specific maintenance plans tailored to the unique needs of your trees and shrubs.

Safety First

As arborists doing dangerous work, we focus on the safety of our tree workers and customers. We want your trees to be a healthy and safe component of the landscape for as long as possible. When necessary, due to disease or disaster, we will respectfully remove a tree and encourage that a new one be planted to take its place in the ecosystem.

Read the June 2013 article about us that ran in The Chatham Press.

Your Trusted Tree Service Since 2001
Family-Owned and Operated


After graduating from Cornell University with a BS in Pomology (the science of growing fruit), Doug embarked on a career in various phases of commercial tree fruit and vegetable production. Trees were always his passion and in 2001 he started doing residential tree work. He and his wife Jane live “on the farm” in Stuyvesant Falls.

Doug Mayer is an ISA certified arborist and NYS Certified Pesticide Applicator. He maintains his credentials through industry seminars, Cornell Cooperative Extension and NYS DEC programs, as well as classes with North American Training Solutions and ArborMaster.


Andrew Mayer is an ISA Certified Arborist, NYS Certified Pesticide Applicator, and a CTSP (Certified Treecare Safety Professional) through TCIA (Tree Care Industry Association). He maintains his credentials through industry seminars, Cornell Cooperative Extension, NYS DEC, North American Training Solutions and ArborMaster classes.

A graduate of Chatham High School, Andrew joined the Coast Guard in 2006. In 2010 he returned to the area and joined the family business. Today he lives in Ghent with his fiancé, daughter and three dogs.


Jane Jessup Mayer is our office staff and CFO, and she will likely answer the phone. She spent much of her career in commercial agriculture.

Jane has a master’s degree in English and is a former vicar in the Evangelical Lutheran Church and a former Chaplin with Hospice. Her office duties and grandchildren are her occupations now

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