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Landscape Matters: Summer 2015 Issue

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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When the Cleveland Clinic built its Twinsburg, Ohio facility on property surrounded by a wetlands conservation easement, further development was absolutely out of the question—until the Clinic teamed up with Davey to prove that preservation and progress are not mutually exclusive. PATHWAY OF POSSIBILTY Natural boardwalks. Park-like views. Stone outcroppings. White oak bridges. Teakwood benches. As if the stunning array of features wasn't enough, the 1.4-mile Razinger Family Community Trail at the Cleveland Clinic Twinsburg Family Health and Surgery Center is something of a modern miracle—at least when it comes to EPA restrictions regarding wetlands protection. "The area was under easement," says wetlands expert and Davey Resource Group (DRG) Project Manager Corine Peugh. "Because it was protected from development, the Clinic had to get special permission just to do this trail." And so began the process to find a partner who could implement a vision within EPA compensatory mitigation rules. "Because of the environmental impact, the Clinic couldn't pick just anyone," says Davey Regional Business Development Manager Frank Monteleone. "We proved we could overcome project complexities and still keep the Clinic compliant, thanks to our extensive resources." Davey won the work in late 2014, but a cold, wet winter delayed project kick off until spring 2015. "There was a lot of physical labor involved and a much tighter timeline," says Davey Account Manager Jeff Blind. "The area was so natural we literally had to start with the first opening we could find." Throughout the project, all work was carefully curated by DRG. The ability to leverage internal resources from multiple divisions made Davey an especially capable partner. "Other firms would have had to call in DRG anyway," says Monteleone. "Because DRG is Davey, we were able to provide continual oversight so that the Clinic was in complete compliance with everything required by the EPA." In fact, several potential partners withdrew from early consideration because they couldn't do what Davey could, including clearing and removing limbs to building bridges and setting stone outcroppings—all without heavy machinery. "Our ability to offer so many services is truly distinct"

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