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Outdoor Lab Joins Davey Resource Group in Minnesota

Kent, Ohio – Davey Resource Group, Inc., (DRG) a subsidiary of The Davey Tree Expert Company, has announced the acquisition of certain assets of Outdoor Lab Landscape Design, Inc., in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Founded in 2004, Outdoor Lab provides stormwater and green infrastructure services, landscape design, and natural area restoration and maintenance to private and commercial clients including municipalities and other government entities in and around the state of Minnesota.

The company has 13 employees, all of whom will continue employment with Davey. Owner Chuck Hanna will stay on as team leader of ecosystem restoration and green infrastructure and join the existing DRG team led by Gail Nozal, area manager, DRG.

“Davey is a leader in both the tree care and environmental industries, and we are thrilled to join the Davey Resource Group team,” Hanna said. “This is an exciting opportunity for my team and our clients. Outdoor Lab employees will benefit from Davey’s long history of employee ownership, and our clients will benefit from Davey’s over 140 years of experience in the green industry.”

“Much like Davey, the team at Outdoor Lab takes great pride in working to better the communities and the ecosystems they live and work in on a daily basis,” said Karen Wise, vice president, DRG Environmental Consulting. “This acquisition strengthens Davey’s commitment to environmental consulting, expands our service capabilities in Minnesota, and fits nicely in a region that has such a strong and diverse Davey presence.”

Outdoor Lab will continue to operate from its current facility in St. Paul.


Davey Resource Group is a subsidiary of The Davey Tree Expert Company. Davey provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners in the U.S. and Canada. Established in 1880 and headquartered in Kent, Ohio, Davey Tree is in the top 10 largest employee-owned companies in the U.S. and has more than 10,000 employees who are driven to create and deliver sustainable solutions. Discover your Davey career and apply today.

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