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MyDavey Bulletin - January/February 2015

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 O ne-fifth of the world's forests call Russia home. Last fall, Joe Gregory, assistant manager of Davey Resource Group's natural resource consulting, traveled to Russia to participate in a cultural exchange. Davey client Tree Pittsburgh, a non-profit that advocates and supports urban forestry, received a grant to fund the trip and present urban forestry strategies in Russian communities. During the 12-day trip, Gregory and Tree Pittsburgh representatives traveled to four Russian cities to present urban greening, urban forest master planning and applied urban forestry concepts. "The language barrier was an initial concern, but the 'language' of trees provided a natural, powerful way to connect with my Russian colleagues," Gregory explains. "I feel lucky to work in such a special industry where our values of trees can transcend cultures." When Gregory arrived in Perm, he visited a log sculpture in an urban park [pictured]. The sculpture represents the letter "P" in the Cyrillic alphabet for the City of Perm, an area known for its forestry industry. There's No Language Barrier When It Comes to Trees Davey Around the World Representatives from Russia's urban forestry program paid Davey Resource Group a visit after Gregory's return. Pictured left to right, front row: Andrei Zelenin, City of Perm; Aleksandr Romanov, Perm Staten Agricultural Academy; Alexandra Kluczarov, administrative assistant, DRG; Iliusa Zbrueva, City of Perm; Svetlana Kulakova, Perm State University; Elena Pleshkova, Obviskaya Rosa; Joe Gregory, assistant manager of DRG's natural resource consulting; and Justin Stratton, IT supervisor, DRG; back row: Aleksey Shaposhnikov, creator of online crowdsourcing platform StreetJournal.org; Matt Erb, Tree Pittsburgh; Al Zelaya, research forester, Davey Institute; Karen Wise, manager of DRG's natural resource consulting; and Brent Repenning, vice president and general manager of DRG.

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