Local family opens new tree care franchise in West Chester 

Joshua Tree Experts, an emerging franchise specializing in tree maintenance, lawn care, and pest control, is expanding its footprint nationwide. Local entrepreneur Don Wuest began improving the local landscape in West Chester and surrounding areas on May 6.

Wuest, a Villanova University alumnus, recently closed out a more than 30-year career in the custom woodworking and manufacturing industry. He’s now excited to return to his passion for being outdoors. Wuest grew up nearby in Media, Pennsylvania, and returned to West Chester in 2011 to raise his family after spending 20 years enjoying the outdoors in the West. He sees the opening of a Joshua Tree Experts location as a full-circle moment.

“I grew up doing landscaping and tree work in the summers through college and am excited to return to my roots of working outdoors,” said Wuest. “I look forward to being a steward of the environment and improving our thriving community.”

Wuest says this is a family venture, with his wife helping in marketing. He hopes to bring his three kids into the business as well.

“I want to build not only a legacy for my family but also provide a path to greater success to everybody who comes along with me,” said Wuest.


Joshua Tree Experts of West Chester will cover West Chester, Media, Exton, Newtown Square, Malvern, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Devon, Narberth, Berwyn, and Villanova. Services include tree pruning and trimming by ISA-certified arborists, tree removal, and plant health care to protect trees and shrubs from insects, diseases, and other challenges.







Growing a Franchise

Joshua Tree Experts, headquartered in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, blossomed under the visionary leadership of Joshua Malik. He started operations in 2005, offering plant and general tree care services from his three-car garage. From humble beginnings, Malik scaled the business over a 10-year period, relocating operations to a commercial site and adding in-demand pest control and lawn care services. In 2021, Joshua Tree Experts launched its franchise program — and has signed deals in four states with an aggressive nationwide expansion campaign currently underway. West Chester marks the fourth Pennsylvania location.

“Partnering with Joshua Tree Experts is the perfect way to combine my passion with a strong, values-driven business model. It’s a great opportunity to perform meaningful work in the place I love,” said Wuest.

Joshua Tree Experts is a rapidly growing brand in a booming industry. This franchise model offers a three-in-one revenue stream with a combination of tree and plant care, lawn care, and pest control services. The service-based business is easily scalable, and drives repeat customers by going above and beyond the industry standard.

“We’re thrilled to bring on Don and his family to expand our presence in Pennsylvania with our fourth location in the Keystone State,” said Joshua Malik, CEO of Joshua Tree. “Don is dedicated to providing quality service and giving back to his community. We can’t wait to watch his business grow.”

To learn more about the new location, visit https://www.joshuatreeexperts.com/west-chester-pa.

For franchising information, visit https://www.treecarefranchising.com/.


About Joshua Tree Experts  
Founded in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, in 2005 by Joshua Malik, Joshua Tree Experts started as a general tree services and plant health care company. After nearly a decade of perfecting the business model, Joshua Tree Experts launched new services, including lawn care and pest control, to cater to client demand and offer prospective franchisees multiple revenue streams. In 2021, the brand began franchising. It is now seeking qualified franchise owners to bring this much-needed service to markets throughout the country.