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Here are pests besides the emerald ash borer that are harming trees

Back in August we asked our Facebook community of tree care professionals what pests have been causing them trouble. We received several dozen responses naming many different bugs and diseases in North America. So here’s information about some of the other pests and diseases you told us about.

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Invasive pests harming trees besides the emerald ash borer

From Those Who Know: Treeway Tree Care

The job’s not done until Erik Zupko is satisfied. His three-man team works hard — and smart — to make sure each customer is happy. Using the family of Vermeer tree care equipment has helped make his crew more efficient. Zupko shares his story as part of the Vermeer From Those Who Know series.

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Vermeer From Those Who Know: Treeway Tree Care

Help wanted: As the emerald ash borer spreads, cities seek contractors

Want an indication of how significant and widespread the damage caused by the emerald ash borer is? Many municipalities are responding by developing multiyear plans and spending millions of dollars to remove infested and even healthy ash trees, treating trees or a combination of those approaches.

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Emerald Ash Borer

From Those Who Know: Premier Tree Service

Premier Tree Service, Inc. is frequently tasked with large takedowns. Dennis Herold’s crew needs equipment that can keep up with the high volume of wood debris. He says with a reliable crew and reliable equipment, the tree care business is a good living.

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Vermeer From Those Who Know: Premier Tree Service

3 ways to get new customers

Like the growth of a tree, each stage of your tree care business has different needs. One constant in marketing your tree care business is change. The season, the size of your company and the services you offer are all considerations when trying to figure out how to get new customers.

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3 ways to get new tree care customers

Plant health care services put Arbor Pro a cut above the competition

Today, Arbor Pro has four tree care workers, three certified arborists and two salespeople on staff to service Waukesha and Milwaukee counties. The company performs tree pruning, removals and stump grinding. In addition to its tree care services, Arbor Pro offers plant health care, including treatments, fertilization and soil amendments.

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Plant health care services put Arbor Pro a cut above

From Those Who Know: Brongo's Tree Service

“I like working in the tree care business because every day is a different challenge, and there’s always a different way to tackle it,” says Josh Brongo, owner of Brongo’s Tree Service. “I push my crew to get the job done efficiently, safely and professionally.”

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Vermeer From Those Who Know: Brongo's Tree Service