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Preseason maintenance tips for your tree care equipment

Preseason maintenance is vital to the performance of your tree care equipment. After sitting idle in storage during the winter months, it’s time to get your brush chippers, stump cutters, grinders, mini skid steers and other equipment geared up for the upcoming season.

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Veterans of tree care

Today, tree care is big business in America. But how did it come to fruition? And how has the landscape of the industry changed in recent years?

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The art of closing the deal

The art of closing a deal is a delicate dance. Be too passive or too aggressive and you might just blow the deal. So, what can your tree service or landscaping business do to hit just the right notes with customers and close deals with consistency?

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This tree care contractor’s secret to success? Thinking bigger.

Garrett Jensen founded Frontenac Forestry about a dozen years ago in the St. Louis metro area and focused on tree trimmings and small removals at first. Now, with the company receiving his full attention and the addition of Andy Haskenhoff as co-owner, Frontenac Forestry is a thriving tree care company with services that largely consist of land clearing for new residential developments.

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FROM THOSE WHO KNOW: Terry Tree Service

A rich history prepared Terry Tree Service, as it stands today, to respond to challenges and adapt to uncertain circumstances, which has served the company well. Starting with just nine employees in 1995, the company’s workforce has swelled to over 220 employees in 2016. Terry and Pope attribute much of that growth to the same reason Terry Sr. formed his company back in 1936 — storms.

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How to keep your tree care business busy in the off-season

Many countries experience winter to some degree. As a tree care business owner, that means you probably have an off-season. Instead of slowing or shutting down during this time, there are several opportunities to develop new revenue streams to help keep your business busy.

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Introducing the Vermeer AX19 brush chipper

During the 2016 TCI Expo in Baltimore, Maryland, Vermeer revealed the AX19 heavy-duty brush chipper. The 19-inch (48.2 cm) AX19 features dual horizontal feed rollers and a new manual feed roller crushing system to help tree care contractors load and process large branches and logs with less chainsaw work.

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5 things you don’t want to miss at TCI Expo

An arborist at TCI Expo is a lot like a kid in a candy store. There’s so much to see and do — but it’s easy to get distracted by all the shiny new equipment. Never fear, we did the legwork and compiled a list of 5 things for your crew to do at TCI Expo.

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