Tree House Services

Tree House Services

Your Treehouse, from Imagination to Reality

Just like people, every tree is unique. They are dynamic organisms that deserve the love and attention that a dedicated arborist and craftsman can bring them. Here are the services Jonathan offers to help people enjoy wonderfully unique treehouses:

Tree House Planning


When beginning your plans for a treehouse project, it is important to have an expert to consult with and aid in the planning. Previously an ISA Certified arborist for 38 years, Jonathan Fairoaks has the expertise to make your dream treehouse come true, without destroying or hurting the tree. He will come to your location and spend the day inspecting possible sites to build your dream Treehouse. He consideres everything from the actual tree to potential views, while keeping saftey in mind always. He will make the best suggestion for the best place to build your treehouse.

Once the initial evaluation for your treehouse is complete, Jonathan Fairoaks will guide you through the planning process, employing his uncomparable 40+ years of experience building treehouses. He will talk with you about any concepts you may have for your treehouse as well as suggest what other concepts that may be possible. Once your concept is developed, then the actual design of the treehouse will begin.

Tree House Design


Design: Imagination to Reality

After the planning stages, Jonathan Fairoaks and Living Tree House will design a treehouse that uniquely fits your vision for your treehouse. They will take into consideration the view, the landscape, the tree itself, and any and all other construction considerations for your treehouse. In addition, the architectural services include concept design and production of design and construction documents to meet or exceed applicable codes.

Free, No-Hassle Design Consultation

To begin the process of designing your very own tree house, get a free, no-hassle consultation with Jonathan by contacting Living Tree House today.

Treehouse Construction


Treehouse Construction Without Damaging the Tree

When it is time to begin construction on your treehouse, Jonathan Fairoaks and his team of treehouse builders will be on site to build the treehouse of your dreams. His team has built treehouses from Chester County, PA to central California, from the simple to the very ornate and complex. Jonathan works in Pennsylvania and California at different times of the year, but travels anywhere in between whenever you are ready to begin.

The construction methods that Living Tree House uses to attach the Treehouse to the tree are designed to minimize tree impact and maximize structural strength. These methods have been tried and proven over the decades of experience that Jonathan Fairoaks has in designing and constructing Treehouses.

From start to finish, Jonathan Fairoaks and Living Tree House will see that your treehouse will be built and constructed with the utmost quality, as well as tested for saftey.

Arboreal Consulting


ISA Certified Expertise

In building treehouses, Jonathan Fairoaks is set apart by the fact that he was an ISA Certified Arborist. He is currently a member of the Penn Del Chapter of ISA, The International Society of Arboriculture, is the largest and most influential arboricultural organization in the world. From their mission to their Code of Ethics, everything is centered around and dedicated to fostering a greater appreciation for trees and promoting research, technology, and the professional practice of Arboriculture.

As a lifelong certified member, Jonathan Fairoaks has a special expertise and applies that expertise when planning, designing, and building your dream treehouse. His expertise ensures that, not only will your treehouse last, but that the tree holding the treehouse up will continue to be healthy as you enjoy your treehouse.

Treehouse Maintenance


Prolong the Life of Your Treehouse!

During construction, allowance is made around the trunk and where the boughs pass through the walls and roof of a Treehouse, taking into consideration the tree’s natural growth and movement. This allowance is dependent on the maturity of the tree and its expected growth. Any adjustments that may become necessary are made as part of our annual maintenance program.

The raw materials we use are of the best quality and our methods of construction make for long-term use. However, all outdoor products require maintenance and regular inspection; timber is a natural product and over time moves, swells or contracts due to seasonal and temperature changes. Living Tree House operates a maintenance program whereby any items requiring attention are corrected, and the entire structure re-coated with a timber preservative. These measures will prolong the life of the Tree House, providing a perfect retreat for many years!

Living Tree House Guarantee

We Stand Behind All of Our Work!

Jonathan Fairoaks and Living Tree House stands behind all of their work in designing and building Treehouses. We guarantee our customers the quality and safety of our work. If anything on the treehouse needs to be fixed, Living Tree House will come out and fix any issues that arise.

In addition, Jonathan Fairoaks ensures that no trees are impacted in ways they can’t recover from. Living Tree House uses lighter materials with TAB style tree fasteners made by Treehouse Supplies, Inc. which are bolted into the heartwood. Holes, when made, are precise and surgically placed to minimize impact. Trees cope with the stresses and strains of holding a treehouse in exactly the same way that they deal with the force of the prevailing wind and other natural factors. We take into consideration each and every branch, making allowances for future growth and natural movement. As each tree grows it changes shape and adapts to the houses to contain them. We think of our treehouses as structures which float in each tree.