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Don’t be ‘that guy’ — tree care equipment advice and more

One of the most frequent questions we hear from individuals looking to break into the tree care market is, “What equipment do I absolutely need to get me started?” Tree Views talked with Matt Hutchinson, Vermeer Product Manager, to discuss what equipment purchases you may want to make before starting your own tree service company.

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Conquering language barriers: don’t give up

Language barriers can be tricky, but not impossible. The type of relationship you create with customers is critical to providing them with an experience that they will want to come back to, and this is widely dependent upon your communication skills.

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Tree care spotlight: The McAllister Tree Service journey

McAllister Tree Service in Cornelia, Georgia, boasts 23 years of experience in tree removal and maintenance — tackling even the most difficult jobs. Before Don, the owner, took the entrepreneurial plunge, he was working full time as a night-shift welder in a plant.

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Arboriculture through the ages (1970s to today)

Arborists have an established culture in today’s society, but it didn’t happen overnight — it took over 100 years to get where we are today. We’re continuing our look back on the pivotal moments of arborist growth throughout the decades. Be sure to check out the historical highlights we already covered in part 1 of this series.

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Financing Vermeer Equipment

For many small-business owners, securing financing is one of the most intimidating parts of owning a business. It’s also one of the most important. For a tree care contractor, financing can be essential to getting the equipment you need to do your job day in and day out.

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Arboriculture through the ages (1900s-1960s)

American settlers discovered a land with forest wealth beyond description. From the white pines in Maine to the giant redwoods in California, by the end of the 19th century, America had tamed enough wilderness, built enough city and made enough money to be ready to assume a stewardship role in caring for urban trees. Thus, began the growth of the tree care industry, profession, art and science that we recognize as arboriculture today.

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Using video in social media — tips for your tree care business

Are you looking for a way to spread the word about your tree care business? Well if you’re looking for inspiration, look no further than Grunder Landscaping Co., owned and operated by Marty Grunder. This social media savvy Vermeer customer is located in Miamisburg, Ohio, and he’s not afraid to use a few tactics worth trying, including videos, blogs and more.

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Be the rockstar of your company — CEO advice and more

Passion, drive, tenacity — it takes a combination of the three to start a business, but if you ask Jeremy Tibbets, founder of A Plus Tree Service based in Concord, California, it takes an extra element of “ridiculousness” to be a successful CEO.

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