In this Portager article, Sandee Reid, Davey’s vice president of corporate communications and strategic planning, shares the many features of Davey's SEED campus including the climbing center and various gardens.

Posted: November 30, 2023

North Mantua Street takes motorists in and out of Kent, where a giant dirt pile rises above Davey Tree’s Science, Employee Education and Development, or SEED, campus.Rendered map of the seed campus

There’s no giant mole on the loose, said Sandra Reid, Davey’s vice president of corporate communications and strategic planning, assuring people gathered for a recent Tap Talk at North Water Brewing Co.

It, and two or three more near it, are the result of Davey’s efforts to sculpt the former Oak Knolls Golf Course and Franklin Elementary School grounds into what amounts to a tree college. Combined, the dirt piles that amount to some 43,000 cubic yards of soil will remain right where they are until 2025.

To read about key features of the SEED Campus, click here.

The Davey Tree Expert Company 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 has over 12,000 employees and is the ninth largest employee-owned company in the U.S. This year, Davey celebrates 45 years of employee ownership – Join us and apply today! 

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