About Us

Why Simply Trees for Salt Lake City, Utah Fruit Tree Pruning?

Simply Trees is owned and operated by Russ Metge, a professional Horticulturist with over 10 years of fruit tree pruning experience and a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from BYU-IdahoRuss is a husband, father of four girls, and the blogger behind simplytreesut.blogspot.com, a blog designed to help educate home gardeners with the start and maintenance of their backyard orchards. This blog is filled with tips on pruning and maintaining fruit trees, and is a one stop resource for all of your do-it-yourself backyard orchard needs.

How Simply Trees Got Started Pruning Fruit Trees in Salt Lake City, Utah
Russ spent his childhood playing in a yard full of fruit trees. He remembers capturing bees from blossoms in the spring to see how many he could fit in a canning jar. His earliest memories include eating fruit all summer while perched in a tree and gathering fruit that littered the ground each week before his father could mow the lawn.

From those early years to now Russ has always been involved in landscaping and gardening projects. From helping neighbors rake leaves in the fall, to his first real job sweeping floors at a garden center. With all of his horticulture experience from childhood to a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture, Russ will make sure your fruit trees are cared for as if they were his own.

What the Future Holds for Salt Lake, Utah Residents and Their Fruit Trees

Metge Family Picture 2012
Russ Metge at Simply Trees is in the process of writing, "Fruit Tree Pruning - a quick guide to pruning your fruit trees" and his first book, "Back Yard Orchards will Save the World!" a book that address many of the Earth's biggest environmental concerns, like sustainable agriculture, global warming, bee die off, to name a few. Also, stay tuned for free fruit tree pruning webinars. If you are interested in a webinar or a one-on-one pruning workshop, please call Russ at 801-987-0183.