Bryan Durr

Todd Rockwell

ACRT Announces Promotion & Transfer

ACRT, Inc. announced a promotion and a transfer within the company. Bryan Durr, formerly a senior consulting utility arborist, has been promoted to operations manager in the southeast region. Durr joined ACRT in June 2006 as a West Coast Ready Force team member. He is a graduate of Hocking College and an ISA-certified arborist and utility specialist.

William “Todd” Rockwell, operations manager, will move from his current post to serve the northeast region. Rockwell has been with ACRT for more than 13 years, having held numerous roles and responsibilities within the company. He holds an associate degree in natural resource conservation from the State University of New York at Morrisville and is an ISA-certified arborist and utility specialist.

EDI & Davey Enter Agreement

Environmental Design, Inc. and the Davey Tree Expert Co. have entered into an agreement to combine their large tree transplanting resources and expertise into EDI. The strategic alliance will supplement the marketing of the service nationwide through the Davey network of tree and landscape experts. The combined company will be headquartered in Houston, Texas, in EDI’s existing facilities.

SavATree Merges with Autumn Tree Care

SavATree announced a merger with Chicago-based Autumn Tree Care Experts. This partnership expands SavATree’s presence into the Illinois market. Founded by Matthew and Veronica Dziedzic in 1979, Autumn Tree Care is a full-service arboricultural firm dedicated to tree preservation.

Urban Tree Employee Completes Safety Program

Ed Hopkins, president of Urban Tree Service, Rochester, N.H., announced that Brian J. Boisvert has completed the Certified Treecare Safety Professional program offered by the Tree Care Industry Association. The CTSP program allows one or more key employees at a given company to become certified tree care safety experts, thereby empowering and encouraging a culture of safety within the organization and across the industry as a whole.

Software Training Held in Texas

The Texas Forest Service partnered with the U.S. Forest Service and the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension to provide a two-day i-Tree Eco training event at the AgriLife Urban Solutions Center in Dallas. Participants were introduced to the Eco program, which is used to assess entire urban forest tree populations. Students gained hands-on experience in the lab on PCs and in the field performing precision data collection. Eco is part of the i-Tree software suite from the Forest Service. The software is in the public domain and available by request through www.itreetools.org.