Happy New Year!

As we bid adieu to 2013 and look optimistically to the year ahead, now is a great time to start planning on how you will make 2014 your most successful year yet! Maybe what your business has been missing is a great piece of equipment that can help increase efficiency and boost your bottom line. Whether you’re scoping out a new saw or looking for the latest advancements in pest control, you’ll find it inside this issue. See page 14 to peruse our picks for some of the greatest innovations of 2014. Cheers to the New Year!

New England Grows

I would like to invite you all to join Tree Services and 13,000 other green industry professionals in Boston February 5-7 for New England Grows 2014. If you haven’t attended this awesome show before, this is the year you should check it out. In addition to a trade show showcasing everything from pest control products to tree care equipment to trucks, there are a variety of educational opportunities geared specifically to tree care pros, giving you a chance to pick up valuable CEUs. A few of the tree-related seminars being offered at New England Grows 2014 are:

  • Tree Preservation and Risk Assessment: How They Work Together
  • View From the Top: Understanding Forests Around the World From a Canopy Perspective
  • The Role of Deer & Invasive Species in Shaping Forest Ecosystems
  • “Treetilization”: A Shared Benefits Approach to Preventing Tree & Power Line Conflicts
  • Great Conifers for New England

In addition to these seminars, the Massachusetts Arborist Association will be sponsoring an interactive display on the trade show floor focusing on arborist knots for climbing and rigging. And you’ll also be able to take advantage of one of the best opportunities at any industry event, networking with your peers. While you’re checking out all of the great gear on the trade show floor, stop by the Tree Services booth (# 748) to say hi!

For more information, visit http://www.newenglandgrows.org. See you in Boston!

Katie Meyers