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Davey and Akron Children’s Hospital Receive Landscaping Award

Posted: Oct. 9, 2017

Kent, Ohio – The Davey Tree Expert Company has received a prestigious “Grand” award from the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) for its work at Akron Children’s Hospital.

The dedicated Davey crew works on-site daily maintaining the landscape, including mowing turf, pruning trees and shrubs, planting annual color, and clearing snow in winter months. Dan Joy, executive vice president for Davey Commercial Landscape Services, said Davey has worked at Akron Children’s since 2014, and noted the difficulty in maintaining a pristine landscape despite harsh urban conditions and constant construction and expansion. 

“Davey’s grounds crew is proud of their role in making Akron Children’s Hospital a beautiful, safe space for children and their families to enjoy during their visit,” Joy said. “We believe our landscapes contribute to the pleasing, kid-friendly experience for patients, families and visitors.”

“From the spring pansies and summer annuals through the pumpkins and mums of fall and the evergreens of winter, our patient families and employees truly appreciate the seasonal beauty of our hospital grounds and the award-winning work of Davey Tree,” said Grace Wakulchik, president of Akron Children’s Hospital. “Our park, grounds, trees and flowers are a respite for our patients and caregivers alike – up close and even from the view of an inpatient room window.”

The NALP Awards of Excellence recognizes exceptional landscape, lawn care, and interior plantscape design projects from around the nation for maintenance, design/build or contracting projects. NALP represents an industry that employs nearly 1 million landscape, lawn care, irrigation and tree care professionals who create and maintain healthy green spaces for the benefit of society and the environment.

The Davey Tree Expert Company’s approximately 9,000 employees provide diversified tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental services for the residential, utility, commercial and government markets throughout the U.S. and Canada. Davey has provided Proven Solutions for a Growing World since 1880 and has been employee-owned for 38 years.

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