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Davey Tree Announces Release of New Book, Growth Rings

The Davey Tree Expert Company is proud to announce the release of Growth Rings, a new book about the company’s history and growth from 1962 to 2020. Growth Rings is a sequel to Green Leaves, which was published in 1977 and told the story of John Davey’s founding of Davey Tree. Growth Rings tells the story of the events that […]

OSHA Targets Tree Care to Reduce Fall-Related Incidents

On May 1, 2023, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) initiated a National Emphasis Program (NEP) to decrease fall-related injuries and fatalities across all work-at-height industries, including tree care. The NEP is based on Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, which reveals that falls continue to be the leading cause of severe injuries […]

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In a Real Aerial Rescue, How Will You Respond?

In the tree care industry, an important development in our safety culture is the practice of aerial rescue. We have created emergency scenarios in trees to practice based on our own experiences. The idea is that practicing these skills and scenarios will enable us to safely help a fellow tree worker when needed. In October […]

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The Road to Consultanthood: Musings of an Antique Arborist, Part 3

In the first article in this series, “The Road to Consultanthood: Musings of an Antique Arborist,” TCI Magazine, February 2023, the author looked at his introduction to tree care and some of the now-outdated practices and equipment being used at that time. In the second article by the same name in this series, TCI Magazine, […]

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Getting Past My Own Excuses

In 2008, I was just a couple of years into owning my own tree care company. We started from the ground up, just like most other small tree care companies. And we were just starting to pick up a little momentum. There were a couple of severe ice storms, and we were swamped with work. […]

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