Industry News

Morbark makes leadership change

Morbark in August appointed Bradley (Brad) Boehler to succeed Dave Herr as vice president of Alamo Group’s Forestry and Tree Care Business Unit and president of Morbark Holdings. Herr joined Morbark, a 40-year TCIA Corporate Member company, initially as a board director, and then as its CEO in October 2016. He led the company through […]

TREE Fund awards scholarships, postpones Tour des Trees

The TREE Fund granted the following scholarships and the Ohio ISA Education Grant in May: Ohio Chapter ISA Education Grant, $5,000 – Western Reserve Land Conservancy Tree Steward Training Program. Robert Felix Memorial Scholarship, $5,000 – John Hoogendoorn, University of New Brunswick. John Wright Memorial Scholarship, $5,000 – Robert Leighton Simonton, Virginia Tech. Bonnie Appleton […]

ACRT promotes David Burke to director of operations

ACRT, an independent national vegetation-management consulting firm and one of four brands under parent company ACRT Services, recently promoted David Burke to director of operations. ACRT is a 35-year TCIA Corporate Member company headquartered in Stow, Ohio. Burke began his ACRT career in 2004 and has held the role of operations manager since 2012. As […]

SavATree buys Downey Trees and Spruced Up Tree

SavATree announced a merger with Downey Trees Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia, in June and with Spruced Up Tree & Shrub of Salem, Massachusetts, in July.Downey Trees, a 29-year TCIA member company with offices in Norcross and Savannah, Georgia, and Destin, Florida, was founded in 1984. This marks SavATree’s first entry into the Florida market and […]

SavATree buys Ping’s Tree Service and Arbor Experts

SavATree in February purchased Ping’s Tree Service, an accredited, 23-year TCIA member company based in Indianapolis, Indiana. This marked SavATree’s 40th branch office and second Indiana location. Founded by Phil Ping in 1973, Ping’s Tree Service is the largest privately owned and operated tree care service company in central Indiana. In December 2019, SavATree purchased […]

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