About McKinley & Associates

About McKinley Arborists

“If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees” Hal Borland

When something goes wrong with your home it can seem like the end of the world.  Every little leak, crack, or break costs money to repair.  Only homeowners experience these financial burdens, and know how stressful these expenses can be. That’s why we understand news of a rotten tree in your yard is the last thing you want to hear.

As a homeowner, William McKinley identifies with his customers who are looking for a cost effective solution to an otherwise costly issue. Finding out you need tree removal or tree services can be overwhelming when you are trying to pay off bills like a mortgage.

Most of us have minimal time to pay attention to the plants on our property.  We enjoy the beauty they provide, but lack the time to truly nurture them.  Some of you may tend to your plants personally, but these days far too many of us are too busy working to stop and spend time smelling our own roses.  Far too often plant and tree diseases go unnoticed until it’s too late.  In these cases tree removal becomes necessary, but why wait until it’s too late.

What if an arborist could help you save all of the beauty plants and trees provide?

William McKinley is often referred to as a “tree doctor” diagnosing tree and plant disease.  He then works as a “tree detective” searching for the source of the disease, and causes.  Your water irrigation system may be off, you may be watering too little or too often, or your plants may be located where they are not getting the right amount of sunlight.  As a certified arborist, William McKinley can help maintain or restore the beautiful land your home sits on.

About William McKinley

William McKinley is founder and CEO of McKinley Associates. Born in Glendale, California, William has always had a love for the outdoors. This love was cultivated during his time as an Eagle Scout.

Deciding to go into the field of Forestry, William attended Cal Poly Pomona. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Park Administration and Arboriculture. After graduating Magne Cum Laude, he pursued a career with the City of Glendale.

He has worked for the Community Services and Parks Department for more than 27 years.

In 1999, William McKinley became a Certified Arborist in his home state of California, and founded McKinley & Associates to provide tree services to a community he loves. As a devoted arborist, providing quality and friendly service has been his motto from the beginning.

William McKinley has extensive experience in tree and landscape law. He has testified as an expert witness in numerous tree and landscape related cases, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. McKinley & Associates
has an outstanding reputation with the legal community.

McKinley & Associates provides detailed, factual arborist reports related to development, tree preservation, landscape, water conservation, pest and disease identification and control, insurance appraisal, and hazardous tree
identification and assessment.

William McKinley is a certified arborist, a member of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), and a member of the American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA).