About Higher Ground Tree Care


At the core of our business is a culture of mentoring, training, love of trees, and service to others.


ISA Certified Arborist Matt Hogarth and his wife Kate launched Higher Ground Tree Care with the vision of creating more than “just another tree company.” They believed that their strong faith in Christ would shape every aspect of their business, influencing how they would care for people and for trees. Years of dedicated research, training, and service has brought that vision to life.

At Higher Ground Tree Care, we believe that people matter more than money or possessions, which is why our business exists to serve both our employees and our customers at the highest level. This simple formula means that HGTC employees arrive at every jobsite with an excitement and appreciation for the work they are doing.

The result? Each customer feels as though they are more valuable than gold and that their trees are being treated as prized possessions!

As such, our internal DNA and mantra is summed up as follows:

The 4 P’s


Be the best, be on time, be a learner, and be humble.


Safety first! We look out for each other and do things “by the book.”


Always look out for the property owners’ interests. “Slow is fast.”


We work hard, we work as a team. We are here to serve.

STEP 1: Application/Interview

STEP 2: Drug screening 

Use the Signed Authorization form given by HGTC. It is the potential employee’s responsibility to pay for the drug screening. If you pass and come to work for HGTC, you will be reimbursed by HGTC.


STEP 3: Employee info sheet

To receive payment, employees must fill out the employee information sheet with correct tax info and bank account info. This should be returned within 5 days of hire.

STEP 4: Medical Card

Use the Signed Authorization form given by HGTC to schedule and receive DOT medical card. (This service is billed to HGTC if the employee takes the authorization form signed by HGTC to the correct facility. HGTC will not reimburse for medical cards obtained from a different office.)

STEP 5: Permission for Insurance/DOT

Sign and return this form for HGTC to give necessary information to insurance providers and the Department of Transportation. This is required for an employee to operate vehicles owned by HGTC.


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“…the juniper, the fir and the cypress together…adorn my sanctuary…”   - Isaiah 60:13

Serving Michiana

12586 Heather Park Drive Granger, IN 46530
(574) 276-6359