North American Tree joins Davey Tree

The Davey Tree Expert Company, an accredited, 48-year TCIA member company, has acquired North American Tree Service, Inc., a four-year TCIA member company based in Loganville, Georgia. Founded in 1990 by Jim and Carol Watson, the family-owned North American Tree has provided full-service tree care to Atlanta-area clients for 30 years.

Keith Francies, operations manager for Davey’s southeast residential/commercial services, says the acquisition expands Davey’s presence in Georgia.

“Like Davey, NATS focuses on safety and excellent client experience, and North American Tree clients will continue to see the excellent tree and plant-healthcare services they’ve come to expect,” Francies says. “Additionally, North American Tree employees will benefit from Davey’s extensive training and educational resources, as well as our
employee-ownership opportunities.”

North American has 28 employees, all of whom will stay on as Davey employees. Jim Watson will serve as district manager of the new office, which will operate as North American Tree Service, Inc., a Davey company.

“Our passion and success in the tree care industry has afforded us a life full of achievement built on good relationships with the people we work with and beside every day,” Watson says. “It is important to us to provide our employees a safe, stable environment to grow in. And now, our Atlanta-area clients will benefit from more comprehensive service offerings under the Davey brand.”

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