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Accident Briefs for August 2021

Man electrocuted using pole saw A man died after he was shocked while trimming trees from a ladder August 13, 2021, near Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office reported that Noah Ness, 33, of Royalton, Minn., was standing on a ladder using a pole saw to cut branches from a tree when he made […]

Apax Funds buys SavATree, which recently bought Preservation Tree and Giroud Tree and Lawn

Apax Funds, a private equity firm, purchased SavATree in August 2021 from CI Capital Partners, also a private equity firm. SavATree, an accredited, 35-year TCIA member company headquartered in Bedford Hills, New York, services customers in 27 states through 58 locations. “We’ve built SavATree into a company that people trust and rely upon across the […]

Arborjet Taking Root Scholarships awarded

Arborjet has awarded the 2021 Taking Root Scholarships to three deserving recipients. Now in its eighth consecutive year, the program offers up to $10,000 in scholarships to students who plan to pursue full-time studies in forestry, plant sciences, horticulture, landscape architecture, entomology or a related major at an accredited two- or four-year college. Alex Gerzberg, […]

Bridgestone Americas buys Azuga

Bridgestone Americas has purchased Azuga Holdings, Inc., a TCIA corporate member company based in Fremont, California, that offers a GPS fleet-management platform. Founded in 2012, Azuga has developed a fleet-management platform with GPS tracking, video telematics, driver-behavior management and accident-reduction solutions for insurers. The Azuga fleet-management platform, which includes safety and fleet-management tools, will complement […]

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