A Zanesville-based tree company with a statewide presence is moving its headquarters to Columbus.

A Zanesville-based tree company with a statewide presence is moving its headquarters to Columbus.

McCullough's Tree Service is building a 4,000-square-foot facility at 2335 W. Dublin-Granville Road.

Owner Wess McCullough, whose father Doug started the business 35 years ago, said the Linworth site brings the company closer to many of its customers.

"I love the location," Wess McCullough said.

"We're doing a lot of work in the area. We think it's a good opportunity for us."

McCullough's will keep offices in Zanesville, Granville, Cleveland and Cincinnati.

The new location is expected to open up this fall. A few employees will work at the facility at first but there's potential for growth, McCullough said.

"We're hiring local guys," he said. "This is your friendly neighborhood tree care."

One of the biggest advantages of the new location is visibility, general manager Stephan Carbonara said.

"Having such a prominent location will show that we're committed to the neighborhood and allow access to arboricultural resources," he said.

McCullough's is a full-service tree company offering a full range of plant healthcare, including tree fertilization and preventative treatment programs, Carbonara said.

"If you have a tree question, there will be an arborist there to help," he said.

"The whole idea is to make arboriculture very accessible."

With the emerald ash borer invasion and recent storms, people understandably are concerned about the health of their trees, Carbonara said.

"While many places cut trees down, we really want to focus on saving trees for people," he said.

A portion of the space will be available for meetings of green community groups, including gardening clubs.

Rosemarie Lisko, a member of the Northwest Civic Association, said that will be a nice feature for the neighborhood.

"It sounds like a wonderful idea," she said.

"I know the community around there will appreciate having something like that."