SavATree Merges with Preaus Landscape

SavATree, an accredited, 36-year TCIA member company based in Bedford Hills, New York, acquired Preaus Landscape of Tulsa, a 21-year TCIA member company based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in August 2022. This merger marks SavATree’s first office in the state. Preaus Landscape specializes in care for residential and commercial clients, as well as numerous marquee properties […]

Seasoned Employees in the Landscaping Services Industry

As in many other industries, the average age for workers in the landscaping services industry* has been rising, from 38.1 in 2011 to 40.9 in 2019. While knowledge and skills generally improve with age, physical abilities such as strength, reaction time, and balance may decline. Typically, the injury rate for older workers is lower than […]

Accident Briefs for August 2022

Bucket operator hurt in crash A lift operator trimming trees from a bucket truck July 6, 2022, in Bloomington, Minnesota, was severely injured when a semi-truck collided with the elbow of the lift’s boom, causing the operator to fall to the ground. Investigators say the bucket truck was parked on the sidewalk and the semi’s […]

Letters, Emails & Voicemails August 2022

“Not for the Knotless” – Untying a rigging knot for 40 years I read “Not for the Knotless – Untying Rigging Knots” by Aaron Feather, in the June 2022 issue, with a smile, thinking about my introduction to untying knots. The guys I worked with were nice enough to show me the key for a […]

Root excavation with Clem Desjardins

Stanley Tree Root Excavation

Check out this manual root excavation using hand tools by Clem Desjardins of Stanley Tree Service. Clem demonstrates the proper way to expose the root zone without damage to the tree. Watch now, or go to YouTube!

Click to listen highlighted text!