Posted: Oct. 1, 2015
The Davey Tree Expert Company and the U.S. Forest Service made history Wednesday by formally committing to a partnership that will coordinate research on forest assessment, expand delivery of cutting-edge tree science, further youth education and strengthen connections between communities and their trees. Davey chief operating officer and president of U.S. operations, Pat Covey, and U.S.F.S. Chief Thomas Tidwell signed a memorandum of understanding that commemorates a 10-year partnership. The two organizations helped develop i-Tree, a software program designed to help urban natural resource managers and the general public better understand the benefits trees provide us and to further promote a greater understanding of the role trees play in our environment. The partners celebrated this collaborative effort by planting a 15-foot red maple tree at Barnard Elementary School in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 30.