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March-April Bulletin 2021

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 DAVEY AROUND THE WORLD Amy Nichols (left), daughter Reagan (middle), and daughter Holly (right.) Photo credit goes to Amy's husband, Bob. Amy Nichols, area manager, Davey Resource Group, and her family visited Smokey Bear's gravesite during a road trip through New Mexico. Nichols worked for the U.S. Forest Service before coming to Davey and learned about the history of Smokey Bear. Because of her time at the Forest Service, she has long wanted to visit the resting place of the real Smokey Bear in Capitan, New Mexico. "With all of the wildfire news in California, where I live, Smokey Bear's mission of preventing forest fires gets a lot of airtime," she said. "We went several miles out of our way to visit Smokey's grave." The story behind Smokey Bear is that he was rescued as a cub from a wildfire in Lincoln National Forest in New Mexico in 1950. He was badly burned. After his recovery, Smokey Bear spent his life at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. He was named after the Smokey Bear mascot created by the National Forest Service to educate the public about wildfires and how to prevent them. The real-life Smokey Bear became the living mascot of fire prevention and drew millions of visitors to the National Zoo. In 1976, Smokey died at the age of 26. His remains were taken back to Capitan and he was buried in what is now Smokey Bear Historic Park. Thank you for taking the Bulletin along on your family road trip, Amy! VISIT TO SMOKEY BEAR'S GRAVE

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