Cory Campbell of Woodstock, a plant health care technician in Davey's northern Virginia office, completed the month-long training program conducted by the company since 1909. He graduated from Davey Institute of Tree Sciences, the company's flagship training program.
The program includes classroom and field exercises in climbing and safety procedures, tree and plant care, disease and pest diagnosis, management practices and team building.
D.I.T.S. attendees were drawn from Davey operations throughout North America and had to be nominated by their field managers and approved by corporate management to be admitted into the prestigious program. This year's class of almost 50 students was one of the largest in recent history and included sessions on how to spot invasive species such as the Asian Longhorned Beetle and Emerald Ash Borer.
The Davey Tree Expert Company, with U.S. and Canadian operations in more than 45 states and five provinces, provides a variety of tree care, grounds maintenance and consulting services for the residential, commercial, utility and government markets. For more information, visit www.davey.com.