16 May, 2015

About Us

We have been in the arboriculture business for over twenty-five years and uphold an uncompromising dedication for tree preservation.


Our goal is to provide arboricultural services that promote healthy and beautiful woody landscapes for all of our clients.

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Planning is the solution to healthy trees and we at ASAP will deliver industry-approved treatment plans in a professional manner.


Shaw Tree Surgeons was established in 1969 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Two years in the United States Marine Corps as a Non Commissioned Officer in Viet Nam and back to business in 1971.

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We serve mainly the Northern Suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio but are not restricted to there.


Our practice and safety commitment conform to ANSI standards and Best Management Practices as dictated by the trade organizations that we belong to.

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One or likely more than one ISA Certified Arborists will be on EVERY job site.

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We are fully insured and will provide a written estimate/contract and certificates of complete coverages of insurance upon request prior to starting any work.

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Apart from its upright growth habit, Vanessa's suitability for urban use comes from its lack of major pests and its ability to tolerate both dry soils and seasonally wet ones.

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The SMA recognizes the sturdy and enchanting 'Vanessa' Persian ironwood for its service to urban forests and encourages its use when matched appropriately to site and as part of a diverse urban tree inventory.


Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service and the Arkansas Green Industry Association Royal Horticultural Society We are frequently invited to be speakers/presenters at many conferences in North America and abroad.

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See Industry Events for current local listings.

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 We also invite you to visit our Photo Gallery to view some show photos.

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Tree Care Industry Expo annual conference.

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15 May, 2015

Tennessee Urban Tree Steward Workshop Targets Arborists

Arborists make a career of caring for trees in urban and suburban landscapes.

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They work for companies commonly referred to as tree experts, tree services, tree care, arborists, tree specialists, and others.

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Are you interested in becoming a certified Arborist? Foresters with the University of Arkansas' Division of Agriculture work closely with the Arkansas Urban Forestry Council (AUFC) and other organizations to design and deliver workshops that will help you meet your continuing education requirements.

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The AUFC also provides information about the International Society of Arboriculture and their Certified Arborist program.


What is an Arborist? An Arborist is someone who specializes in urban or community forest management.

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They often have forestry degrees or specialized training.

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Certification is one way to demonstrate a certain level of professionalism.


What is Certification? Policy and Urban Forest Management International Society of Arboriculture The Public Works Division staff, Electric Division staff, and Parks& Recreation Department staff attended safety training in aerialbucket truck operations, chainsaw operations, and chipperoperations.

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Our goal is to provide the best service to theresidents of Bowling Green and our urban forest.


To teach urban foresters how to remove trees in ways that preserve their timber value, the Wood Utilization Team sponsors U rban T imber H arvesting for H ardwood L umber Utili z ation and Recovery ( UTiH2LzR ) training sessions and outreach in coordination with the Illinois Arborist Association.

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The Tennessee Urban Tree Steward Workshop will be held on Dec.

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6 at the William .


Beach Civic Hall, 350 Pageant Lane Suite 201.

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Huntington Beach Tree Society For a person/business to prune or remove trees for hire within the city of Evansville, on public or private property, they must have a license.

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What does it mean if the company does not have a license? It may be that they do not have the appropriate insurance.

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Click > HERE < to get a list of licensed tree companies.

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Please remember that the list is updated routinely.

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For more information on hiring a tree company click > HERE <.

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Click the International Society of Arboriculture link below to do a search for Certified Arborists.


If you are a tree company and need to get a license, call our office at 436-5752.



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15 May, 2015

University Of Florida

Arborists make a career of caring for trees in urban and suburban landscapes.

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They work for companies commonly referred to as tree experts, tree services, tree care, arborists, tree specialists, and others.

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James Urban, FASLA and ISA member, is a landscape architect with more than 30 years of experience in urban development.


Jim has routinely dealt with the challenge of planting trees in difficult urban sites.


He has researched and tested various methods of tree As a consultant, he has assisted numerous communities improve their urban forest management by conducting inventories, developing management plans and general management services.



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Pleninger is recognized nationally for his expertise, having consulted with many local, state and regional governments on industry matters ranging from urban forest management to storm restoration.

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He has also authored numerous articles on tree management.

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Home About Us Services News/Updates Links Contact Us At left, Chris Buck of Friends of the Urban Forest, assisted Frederick Maye (center) and Jawanna Victoria who were pruning a tree on Webster St.

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in the Marina district.

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CHRONICLE These urban forests are now "senescent" in the lexicon of arborists; they're expiring from old age.


One way or the other, large areas of the Presidio - and to a lesser degree, Golden Gate Park, which established a replanting program 15 years ago - will lose their trees during the next few decades.

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Compared with some cities, San Francisco doesn't seem to put tremendous emphasis on urban trees.

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City expenditures - dedicated to about 30,000 of the 90,000 trees growing in town - are about $2.

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3 million a year.

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American Rivers with information on Rain Gardenson Youtube.

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15 May, 2015

Tree Trimming & Removal Service San Jose, CA

Jim Urban and the International Society of Arboriculture are offering his “Up By Roots” one day seminar on June 28, 2012, in Rochester, MN! Together, Andy and Chris unite technical expertise, urban forest management experience, and recognized ability.

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Together we can serve you in managing the establishment and preservation of a single tree, a large property or an entire urban forest.

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Partner resumes Andrew Pleninger formed Urban Forestry, LLC in 2000 to provide urban forestry and arboricultural consulting services to communities and clients in western New York.


It is one of the only urban forestry consulting firms in New York.

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His skills, experience and expertise are in arboriculture, and planning and management of large populations of trees.


Arborists looking for certification training and education can choose from several specialty certifications.

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The private company, ACRT, offers training and education for beginners to advanced arborists, with classes leading to certifications like ACRT's Line Clearance Certification.


ACRT also offers five-day workshops to help prepare arborists for the ISA certification exam.

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Another specialty certification comes from the Urban Forests Council, with chapters in most states.


The California Urban Forests Council offers an Urban Forester Certification Program for arborists concentrating on urban forestry in that state.


The California Urban Forests Council provides its own training materials for arborists interested in obtaining its certification.

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Additionally, most cities in Minnesota require arborists to be licensed by the respective city if the company wishes to perform tree work within the city limits.

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Licensing only means that the various tree care companies have paid an annual licensing fee and have shown proof of insurance.

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Licensing in Minnesota does not imply proficiency.

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To that end, many communities are requiring that tree care companies working on publicly-owned trees employ ISA Certified Arborists in addition to registering with the community as a licensed tree care company.



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14 May, 2015

The Homeowners Column

Vermont Arborists is a leading provider of tree care and tree removal.

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When Vermont Arborists comes to your property our primary goal is to make your land look beautiful.

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The Forestry Division is comprised of a supervisor and a technician.


Both employees are International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certified arborists.

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Arborist's entire staff of Account Managers are trained and certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).

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Arborist Work for the Greater Philadelphia Service Area ISA's Annual International Conference and Trade Show is the world's premier gathering of arboricultural professionals, where practicing arborists and urban foresters come together with top researchers and educators to learn the latest in research, technology, and innovations in arboriculture and urban forestry.

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Not sure if you want to exhibit at or attend the ISA Annual Conference and Trade Show 2015 - International Society of Arboriculture? See the panels below to get the information you need to make an informed decision.

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Don't choose an arborist solely on price.


Getting the job done properly and safely is more important than a low bid.

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For lots more information on trees and tree care, see the links on the next page.


You can also use the yellow pages of your telephone book.


Look under arborist, tree care, or tree service for companies listed in your area.

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Many community municipal offices will provide a list of licensed tree care companies that provide service to the city as well as to private residences.


Contact the parks and recreation department or public works to see if a list exists and is public information.

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What qualifications should an arborist have? Professional arborists may also belong to the American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA) , the Minnesota Nursery Landscape Association (MNLA) , or the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Association (MTGF) They may also possess the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) accreditation as a professional arborist.

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Good arborists will only perform accepted practices.

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For example, practices such as topping a tree, removing an excessive amount of live wood, and removing or disfiguring living trees without just cause, are unnecessary.

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Additionally, most cities in Minnesota require arborists to be licensed by the respective city if the company wishes to perform tree work within the city limits.

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Licensing only means that the various tree care companies have paid an annual licensing fee and have shown proof of insurance.

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Licensing in Minnesota does not imply proficiency.


To that end, many communities are requiring that tree care companies working on publicly-owned trees employ ISA Certified Arborists in addition to registering with the community as a licensed tree care company.

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08 May, 2015

Hayden Landscape Contactors GO HAYDEN!

Greg Flippen and Yavapai Exterminating has focused on Prescott area trees since 1977.


With the addition of Joe Weightman we have maintained a family tradition of passing skills and local knowledge to yet another generation.

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In the past, this kind of software has helped the forest service prove that the societal and ecological value of urban trees more than makes up for the costs of maintaining them.

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That, in turn, can inform government decision-makers making urban tree policies.

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i-Tree Vue (Beta) uses land cover data maps to assess local land cover, tree canopy and the subsequent services provided to the ecosystem and potential planting scenarios can also be modeled The Forest Service is also working on i-Tree Hydro which is designed to simulate the effects of changes in tree and canopy cover on watershed, stream flow and water quality” Plant of the Year (Perennials) Gold Medal Plants Program (Trees and Shrubs) Georgia Gold Medal Plants (Annuals and Perennials) West Sacramento Rachel Barker is responsible for both expanding business development as well as assisting the ArborMetrics Project Management Office in streamlining and improving project operations.

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She specializes in coordination and communication of AMS projects to deliver quality services to clients.

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Barker has more than 20 years of experience in municipal and government operations as well as management having served as a city horticulturist, a city arborist, and in upper management as the deputy director of operations of public services in Columbus, Georgia.

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She received her bachelor's degree in landscape and ornamental horticulture from Auburn University and her master's degree in public administration from Columbus State University.


The Tree City USA Program , sponsored by The National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters, encourages better care of community forests by providing technical assistance, public attention, and national recognition for urban and community forestry programs in thousands of towns and cities that more than 93 million Americans call home.

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Forest Service and its partners at the International Society of Arboriculture to identify a handful of subject matter experts who could contribute experience and expertise to help frame the discussion.




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