A Joshua Tree Experts professional is preparing for tree work services while standing in a elevated bucket truck. The worker is dressed in safety gear, including a hard hat and a harness, and is positioned at the edge of the truck’s extended arm. The bucket truck is parked near a large tree, indicating the setup for upcoming tree maintenance or removal tasks.

Franchise FAQs

Over the years, we’ve received quite a few questions from potential franchise owners. Here are a few of the questions we receive most often.

Don’t see your franchise FAQ below? Feel free to reach out. We’ll be happy to point you in the right direction.

  • Do I need a special license or training to operate the business?

    • While there is no requirement for our owners to have a special license or certification, we strongly encourage our owners to obtain a pesticide applicator’s license and either hire an ISA-certified arborist or earn the certification themselves. With these licenses and certifications, our franchisees not only stand out as experts in the industry, but also receive reduced rates for insurance and worker’s compensation.

  • Do I have to be an owner-operator?

    • We don’t want owners to perform services in the field. At Joshua Tree Experts, we believe that our owners’ time is best served by leading their team and growing their business. Depending on your preferences, we offer owner-manager business models and executive business models. We’ll be happy to discuss your options and determine which is the right choice for you.

  • How much can the business make?

    • The profitability of your business depends on a number of factors, including your personal work ethic. Our most recent financial disclosure document shows over $280k in gross profit per territory.

  • Do I need to open a branch office or can I work from my home?

    • Whichever you prefer. Once you’ve identified a space, we’ll review it to make sure it meets the needs of your franchise.

  • How long does it take to start up the business?

    • About four months. Our 120-day launch schedule is broken down into four phases to ensure success, including a week of training at our Lehigh Valley headquarters.

  • Do I have to offer all of the services in the Joshua Tree Three?

    • Not to start. When you open, you’ll offer general tree care and plant health care services. You’ll add on lawn care and pest control services as you grow. We’ll help you determine the right time to launch new services.

  • Can I own more than one location?

    • Of course! Multiunit agreements are not only available, but highly recommended! While you can own up to seven territories, we suggest starting with at least three territories, which nationally on average provides a one-hour drive time from your dispatch location. Be sure to let us know if you’re interested in a multiunit agreement. 

  • How many people are needed to run the business?

    • In order to launch, you’ll need four team members: an account manager, a crew leader, a climber, and a groundsman. Many owners serve as account managers themselves. As you grow and add on additional services, your team will grow accordingly.

  • What are the startup costs and what do they include?

    • Please refer to our investment page for important details about your initial investment.



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Your Next Steps



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Following the review and signing of the FDD, we will enter a Confirmation Day with a face-to-face meeting at the Joshua Tree Experts headquarters to explore the tree care industry workflow.


Onboarding will begin at our headquarters for setup and training to run your new business!

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