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A Treasured Research Lab

In this post from the Gulf Times, Davey hosts the ISA Biomechanical Tree Research Week and Symposium.

Published Aug. 31, 2013

Ed Suba Jr. - Akron Beacon Journal

It’s a treasure box, in the eyes of an arborist — a 40-acre outdoor research lab filled with surprises waiting to be discovered.

Visionaries at the Davey Tree Expert Co. in Kent, Ohio, planted hundreds of trees here some 60 years ago, 14 species in neat rows, some of them genetic clones of each other.
It’s pretty rare to find more than three or four people doing work here on any given day, but early last month, 80 scientists, academics and environmentalists in yellow hard hats were invited to play in this forest off state Route 303.

Some came from as far as Australia, Germany, Hong Kong and the Czech Republic for the rare opportunity to demolish trees in the hopes of learning how to preserve them.

For the full story, visit the Gulf Times website.

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