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Davey Bulletin Nov-Dec 2020

The Davey Tree Expert Company provides residential and commercial tree service and landscape service throughout North America. Read our Flipbooks for helpful tips and information on proper tree and lawn care.

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The Davey Tree Expert Company P.O. Box 5193 Kent, Ohio 44240-5193 FROM THE ARCHIVES The 30-foot living Colorado Blue Spruce came from York, Pennsylvania, to President's Park South. America has had a national tree since 1923, but only for the previous five years had it been living. The moving and transplanting called for the use of a semi-truck and trailer, and a 45-ton crane. The tree and root ball weighed an estimated 16 tons. District managers Clayton Cole, John Dingus and Dave Hintz, along with Greg Carpenter and Stan Hatzfeld, worked on the job. It was the first live, transplanted tree to withstand the move beyond a few years. It stood as the National Christmas Tree until 2011, when it was severely damaged in a wind storm. In 2012, Davey helped find and transplant its replacement. Photos to the left: Davey Tree transplanted the National Christmas Tree near the White House in Washington, D.C., in October 1978. At right, the National Christmas Tree all lit up in December 1978. THE 1978 NATIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE Courtesy National Archives, photo no. 6384324

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