Davey's commitment to innovation and environmental stewardship dates back to our founding in 1880. Company founder John Davey believed in addressing the health and maintenance of trees as a practical way to preserve our natural resources. Our integrated teams of plant, soil, and insect scientists, computer specialists, and horticulture and arboriculture researchers pioneered the methods and materials used to serve the needs of our clients across North America.
Since its inception, Davey has helped define the science of tree surgery. Our researchers at the Davey Institute registered their first 14 patents in the evolving science of tree care before 1920. Over the years, we have added lawn and landscape care to our areas of expertise as well. This commitment to innovation drives the development of new business opportunities for Davey and the next generation plant health care strategies.
Scientists at The Davey Institute also collaborate with governmental agencies, national forest services, private companies, non-profits and leading academic institutions to conduct research on the best practices to increase tree canopies of our cities and to combat invasive species, which can severely damage the tree population.