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  • Vermeer Brush Chipper Evolution

    Vermeer Brush Chipper Evolution

    Almost 70 years have passed since our company, carrying the name of our founder, Gary Vermeer, was established – but more than the Vermeer name stands the test of time. The second and third generations of the Vermeer family are now carrying the legacy of innovation, continuous improvement and the ultimate goal to equip our […]

  • From stump chump to champ: 6 reasons to love stump cutters

    From stump chump to champ: 6 reasons to love stump cutters

    The “Back to the Future” trilogy showcases a number of unworldly innovations — the obvious front-runner being the time-traveling DeLorean. Following close behind, in terms of awe-inspiring coolness, are the self-tying Nikes Marty McFly wears in “Back to the Future II” and the self-propelling hoverboard he rides a few scenes later while fleeing from Griff […]

  • Preseason maintenance tips for your tree care equipment

    Preseason maintenance tips for your tree care equipment

    “People who write about spring training not being necessary have never tried to throw a baseball.” These sage words come from baseball Hall of Famer and pitching legend Sandy Koufax—or the Left Arm of God as Sports Illustrated once called him. The man obviously knows a thing or two about throwing a baseball and understands […]

  • Veterans of tree care

    Veterans of tree care

    The more trees change, the more they stay the same  Tree Views explores the evolution of the tree care industry in America. Trees began to populate Earth 385 million years ago, some 155 million years before the first dinosaurs began auditioning for roles in Jurassic Park. Today, the oldest surviving trees are several thousand years […]

  • The art of closing the deal

    The art of closing the deal

    “A-B-C. A—always. B—be. C—closing. Always be closing. Always. Be. Closing… You close, or you hit the bricks.” This infamous quote likely needs no attribution. From Alec Baldwin’s fiery speech on salesmanship in the acclaimed film Glengarry Glen Ross, few movie lines have been quoted more frequently throughout the years. It’s gospel to salespeople everywhere. Even […]

  • Starting your own tree service? A good business plan will give you focus
  • This tree care contractor’s secret to success? Thinking bigger.
  • FROM THOSE WHO KNOW: Terry Tree Service

    FROM THOSE WHO KNOW: Terry Tree Service

    Three generations ago, a family tradition was born on the back of a hurricane that hit the Rochester, New York area. Despite the devastation left in the wake of the storm and the Great Depression, Thomas Terry Sr. founded a successful tree care company in 1936. The company began cleaning up storm debris and evolved […]

  • How to keep your tree care business busy in the off-season

    How to keep your tree care business busy in the off-season

    Many countries experience winter to some degree. As a tree care business owner, that means you probably have an off-season. Instead of slowing or shutting down during this time, there are several opportunities to develop new revenue streams to help keep your business busy.   Marketing efforts A large component of your wintertime strategy should […]

  • Introducing the Vermeer AX19 brush chipper

    Introducing the Vermeer AX19 brush chipper

    Chipper features horizontal feed rollers and optimized crushing system for added efficiency    During the 2016 TCI Expo in Baltimore, Maryland, Vermeer revealed the AX19 heavy-duty brush chipper. The 19-inch (48.2 cm) AX19 features dual horizontal feed rollers and a new manual feed roller crushing system to help tree care contractors load and process large […]