In April, The Davey Tree Expert Company acquired Wickes/arborists, an accredited, 71-year TCIA member company based in Spring Valley, New York.
For 90 years, Ira Wickes/arborists Tree & Lawn Care has provided residential and commercial tree services, plant health care and lawn care in Rockland County, New York.
The Wickes office will join Davey’s Northeast R/C operating group and will operate as Wickes/arborists, a Davey company. The new office will be led by former owners James Wickes, who will serve as district manager, and John Wickes, who will serve as assistant district manager. James and John are the grandsons of company founder Ira Wickes, who established the firm in 1929. Wickes has 22 employees, all of whom will continue employment with Davey.
“Since my grandfather started this company, Wickes has employed safety-focused and industry-certified arborists, plant-health-care technicians and lawn-health-care operators,” says James Wickes. “I am excited to join forces with Davey Tree. We are thankful that we can continue to be passionate about tree care in our region as we grow with Davey.”