Personal Touch Tree Service is moving from Garland Road this fall

Personal Touch Tree Service is moving from Garland Road to a new location farther east off Samuel Grand across from Oak Grove cemetery.

Owner, Jim Breaux, says it won’t happen until sometime this fall (if they’re lucky) since the city must plat the land at the new site to allow for an office building. He’s settling in for what he expects to be a time-consuming process with the city.

Personal Touch has been in the tree service business for 21 years, specializing in trimming and pruning as well as dead tree and stump removals. A certified arborist also is on hand for tree care and treatments.

The landowner, Jack Keller of Keller’s Drive-in, has no specific plans for the Garland Road site once Personal Touch leaves but says he’d like to see a restaurant there that caters to the neighborhood and those visiting the Dallas Arboretum.

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He says the Arboretum has approached him with a “minor inquiry” about possibly buying the property, but that doesn’t seem to carry much weight for Keller, at least right now.

“We’ve had a lot of inquiries about it. We seldom sell anything.”

There’s no correlation between that and Personal Touch’s decision to move. Breaux says the rent simply became too high.


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  • Wilson!

    I know what you mean – people are so greedy! My boss just offered me a huge raise but I declined it – I’m making enough money now.

  • Neighbor 2

    Yep, just another notch on the list for the Arboretum. I feel bad for Personal Touch. They’ve been there for a long time. Great little business. I will follow them, but will miss their great location. A Garland Rd. STAPLE!
    Shame on Jim Keller. Up the rent for a guy that’s been there 17 years or sell it to the Arboretum. Sounds like a win win to me. I’m guessing he’s gonna make out pretty good on this deal. Booooooooooo Keller!

  • neighbor

    that’s not what Breaux told me when I bought firewood from him in February. he said keller was pushing him out and selling the land to the arboretum. it’s a shame what the arboretum is doing to our neighborhood.