In this Kent State Today article, Matt Fredmonsky, manager of corporate content discusses Davey's history with Kent.

Posted: November 03, 2023

Founded in 1880, The Davey Tree Expert Company has a rich history, growing from a seedling organization into Ohio’s largest employee-owned company with branches reaching far across North America.  Exterior of the Davey Tree headquarters in Kent ohio

Last June, the company released a new historical account titled “Growth Rings,” as a companion book to the original “Green Leaves,” which was released in 1977.

While the “Green Leaves” book covered the founding of Davey Tree, “Growth Rings” details the events leading up to the 1979 employee acquisition of Davey Tree and the company’s resulting growth up to 2020.

Author of “Growth Rings,” Matt Fredmonsky, Davey Tree’s manager of corporate content, spent nine years compiling photographs and interviewing past and present employees to release the book in 2023. 

To read more of Matt's interview, click here.

The Davey Tree Expert Company provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental and utility infrastructure 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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