Our goal at Tree Services is to provide you with content and information to help you build better businesses and become better arborists. A big part of that is increased and constant communication between you and us. How can we make this happen?

We need to hear from you.

We want to share your stories.

No matter how many certifications or decades of experience in arboriculture you may have, there will always be new problems and scenarios that you come across on the job site that you haven’t had to deal with before.

Psychologist Abraham Maslow once said, “If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.” We can spin this to become applicable to tree care by interpreting it to mean the following: You need more than a hammer in your problem-solving toolbox. Because not every problem is the same – not every problem is a nail. What better way to learn different methods to solve problems you come across than by reading about what one of your peers did when they encountered it?

Naturally, the first avenue to take when trying to solve a problem — with a pesky tree removal, a tree health issue or even a problem — is to assess the situation and determine whether your knowledge, experience and available resources can provide a positive solution. But as you well know, sometimes we all need help. Arborists and tree care professionals are a growing network of highly-skilled and educated people. When you encounter a tree issue you’ve never seen before, chances are one of your fellow arborists has dealt with a similar issue. Also, chances are they have valuable insight to offer.

But how do you access this insight?

One way is to attend regional and national tree care conferences. Another way is through the pages of Tree Services magazine and our various online and digital methods of reaching you.

This is where the process of you communicating with us comes into play:

  • Have you had a positive learning experience on a recent job?
  • Have you found yourself, or your crew or company, in an interesting scenario?
  • Have you discovered a new solution to an old tree care problem?
  • Have you had to come up with creative solutions that made an unhappy customer happy?

If you answered yes to all, or even some of these questions, you’re in good company. Your solutions to these common quandaries could go a long way in helping a colleague overcome them.

So, share your story with us. You can do so by any of these methods:

  • Draft your story and send an email to rmeyer@grandviewmedia.com.
  • Visit our online forum, TreeServicesSite.com, where you can start a conversation about industry- related subjects.
  • Contact us on Facebook by posting on our page or sending a message.
  • Contact us on Twitter @TreeServMag by tweeting at us or sending us a direct message.

Tell us your tale and we may publish it. Who knows, you may indeed have the answer that someone has been searching for.

Collaboration and networking are powerful and readily available tools. Thanks to technology, it’s never been easier and more convenient to connect with people all over the globe — use it to your advantage.

We’re waiting to hear from you. So, what are you waiting for?