The world is changing, and Tree Services magazine is changing with it. We think it’s important to share some of those changes with you.

First, for a year now EBSCO Industries’ Grand View Media Group, based in Birmingham, Alabama, has owned Tree Services and its parent company, Moose River Media. EBSCO is a multibillion-dollar international conglomerate. Grand View specializes in consumer and business-to-business magazines, as well as custom publishing.

Earlier this year, Grand View named Bill Cooke as president of Moose River Media. Cooke has more than 25 years of publishing experience, not to mention a lot of excellent ideas to grow the company.

Last month, I was named editorial director of Tree Services and SportsField Management magazines. With this new responsibility, added to my duties as editorial director of Superintendent magazine, I knew I would need some help. At press time I had narrowed my choices down to two candidates to serve as the new editor in chief of Tree Services to succeed Katie Meyers, who resigned last month as editor of the magazine.

The new editor will be counted on to embrace the tree care industry and cover it with passion and integrity. This person will be in constant touch with Tree Service’s readers to obtain story ideas – from industry issues to personnel issues to human relations issues. This person will help take our coverage of the tree care industry to another level.

In addition, Liz Kight has been appointed as the new art director of Tree Services. She plans to bring a new graphic look and feel to the magazine.

In essence, you will soon see a big change in the look, read and feel of Tree Services.

One thing that isn’t changing is the magazine’s Associate Publisher, Amie Wright, who’s in her ninth year with Tree Services. Wright has the industry in her blood, literally. Her father was a logger, so embracing the industry came easy to her.

“The thing I’ve learned about the industry that really stands out to me the most is that these men and women are constantly learning from organized education, their peers, and from day-to-day, hands-on experience,” Wright says. “Attention to detail and safe work practices are literally an absolute necessity in this business.”

It’s up to the entire Tree Services team to support our readers in being able to do everything Wright says in her quotes above. That’s our “absolute necessity.”

Lawrence Aylward
Editorial Director