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Companies in the News: Arborjet launches program to protect America’s iconic trees; Heaviland Landscape Management receives NALP designation; and more from Monster Tree Service and Greenworks

April 25, 2018 -  By

Arborjet launched “Saving America’s Iconic Trees,” the company’s latest initiative to ensure the health and longevity of the country’s trees. The campaign targets America’s most beloved trees—which includes the most awe-inspiring in terms of size and age and those that dazzle with their beauty and provide shelter and comfort to a community—offering complimentary treatment to prevent insects, disease and poor health. Throughout 2018, Arborjet will donate high-profile treatments and host educational events across the country. The company invites private homeowners and state, city, town and municipal leaders to nominate iconic trees in their communities for potential recognition and treatment.

Arborjet is committed to expanding its efforts to save America’s iconic trees, including the following already under the company’s care:

  • The 41 ash trees at the Grove of Remembrance, New Jersey’s living memorial to victims of the September 11 attacks, overlooking the Statue of Liberty;
  • The 20 ash trees at the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston;
  • A nearly 300-year-old sycamore tree in Buffalo, N.Y., the city’s oldest tree;
  • The oldest, largest ash tree in Illinois, which is at least 150 years old and stands more than 91 feet high;
  • The New Jersey white ash state champion tree, which at 21 feet and 3 inches in circumference, standing 115 feet high with a 111 foot crown, is the largest ash tree in the U.S.;
  • Seven ash trees at the Indiana governor’s residence, all 100 years old;
  • The Hawaiian “Ohana” Banyan tree, planted nearly a century ago by the Hawaiian Ohana (family) representing their attachment to the Aina (land), with a diameter of 150 inches and a canopy spread of nearly 145 feet;
  • The Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge, Calif.;
  • The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, Calif.;
  • 115 trees at the Boy Scout Camp in the Bastrop State Forest in central Texas;
  • 35 majestic ash trees lining Cleveland’s West 50th neighborhood between Bridge Avenue and Franklin Boulevard; and
  • The nearly century-old Chinese Banyan tree at the Naples Zoo in Naples, Fla.

“Arborjet is dedicated to helping communities maintain their forest canopy, treating more than 1 million trees since we started more than a decade ago,” said Russ Davis, president and COO of Arborjet. “This year, we’re making a big push to find and preserve trees that are truly special, whether it’s for their age and size, their impact on the area around them or their historical importance. If we act now, we can ensure that future generations will be able to reap the benefits of these special trees.”

Heaviland Landscape Management has been awarded the Landscape Industry Accredited Company designation by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). Heaviland is the first landscape company with this designation in California and one of six in the nation.

Heaviland earned the seal of approval from NALP by demonstrating its commitment to customer satisfaction and by employing Landscape Industry Certified staff.

Landscape Industry Accredited Companies set themselves apart from the competition by:

  • Employing at least 10 percent Landscape Industry Certified staff including at least one person on staff who holds the designation Landscape Industry Certified Staff Manager;
  • Participating in a national safety program;
  • Conducting responsible and ethical business practices; and
  • Demonstrating customer excellence.

“We’re honored to receive this designation,” said Tom Heaviland, president and owner of Heaviland Landscape Management. “Our team’s focus has always been on training and providing top-tier customer service. It’s a terrific feeling to be recognized for our hard work and dedication to our team members and clients. Our customers can rest assured knowing that we have been carefully vetted and have met the highest standards set by our industry.”

This isn’t the first time Heaviland’s been recognized for its ethical business practices. The company is a previous recipient of the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award in Marketplace Ethics.

Monster Tree Servicea Fort Washington, Pa.-based tree service franchise, is expanding to Atlanta. Husband-and-wife team, Richard and Christina Pristera have purchased the rights to three Monster Tree Service territories in the Atlanta area. The couple was awarded the territories in January.

“I am thrilled to be on board with Monster Tree Service,” said Christina. “Atlanta is known as the ‘city in a forest’ and is lush with trees—magnolias, dogwoods, southern pines and magnificent oaks. We will offer a wide array of services, including tree and limb removal, tree pruning and maintenance, stump grinding and plant healthcare, that our community really needs.”

Monster Tree Service has sold 28 new franchise locations since Jan. 1, representing 127 percent growth in a single quarter.

Greenworks Commercial and Pace Inc., have entered into an exclusive partnership to benefit independent lawn and landscape dealers throughout the western U.S. Through the arrangement, Pace will provide distribution, logistics, service and sales support for both the Greenworks Commercial 82-volt system and the newly launched Greenworks Elite 40-volt system, among independent dealers in Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Greenworks Commercial now has coast-to-coast distribution throughout North America.

With the addition of the Greenworks Commercial and Greenworks Elite lines to its portfolio, Pace will now offer dealers in the industry a broad line of lithium-ion, battery-powered outdoor equipment, including a selection of stand-on and ride-on commercial-grade zero-turn mowers later this year.

“We are excited for the opportunity to partner with Pace, one of the industry’s most trusted and well-respected distributors,” said Tony Marchese, director of independent retail for Greenworks North America. “The experts at Pace will be great allies in helping us educate its dealers and end-users on how our two complete, easy-to-use outdoor power equipment systems can overcome customers’ challenges, including evolving noise ordinances and environmental regulations throughout the western U.S.”

Kelly Limpert

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Kelly Limpert is a graduate of Ohio University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Strategic Communication from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. Her background in online journalism and advertising aids LM in developing a strong online presence.

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