Storm Work

Getting Paid for Storm Work

This is the first article in a planned series on pricing and getting paid for storm-related tree work.Dustin Meyers owns and operates Timber Ridge Tree Care, a 21-year TCIA member company based in Comstock Park, Michigan, near Grand Rapids. When he was younger, he’d travel for storm work, but says now, “I’m too tired and […]

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Preparing for and Performing Storm Work

As arborists, it is our job to make sure the interface of trees and our society, with all its infrastructure, is functional, and that trees and our society coexist. Mother Nature often stresses this relationship! When storms hit, arborists must clean up the mess and repair the trees that are left. Therefore, storm cleanup is […]

Xylem Tree Experts Responds to EF3 Tornado Damage

The quiet tranquility of a coastal Sunday afternoon in Virginia Beach, Virgina, was shattered on April 30, 2023. An EF3 tornado swept through the region, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The tornado, which had not been anticipated in a region more accustomed to tropical storms and hurricanes, became a stark reminder of […]

Storm cleanup amidst a storm

Storm Response Considerations

When a hurricane, ice storm, wildfire, tornado or other extreme weather event hits a region, commercial tree care companies play a major role in the emergency response. But within the industry, some tree care pros will do one storm cleanup and never come back a second time. “There’s plenty of that,” says Brad Clayman, an […]

Planning for Storm Work? What to Know Before You Deploy

Getting ready to deploy? Feeling ready to get gritty and grungy? Sleeping in a hammock off the boom (yeah!), no showers and cold cans of soup with hot Gatorades? Hurricanes and storms are coming, and maybe you’re starting to feel that pull. Yup, it’s that time of year again! After my 25 years of responding […]

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