Tree Health News

  • Vermeer Corporation Names Jason Andringa as President and CEO

    Effective Nov. 1, 2015, Jason Andringa will serve as the company’s President and CEO. This announcement was first made in August 2014, as part of the company’s family succession planning process. “I’m excited, honored and humbled to have the opportunity to continue my family’s legacy of leadership at Vermeer into the third generation,” said Jason Andringa. ...


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  • EPA Settles with DuPont over Violations of Federal Pesticide Laws that Led to Widespread Tree Deaths and Damage

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a settlement with the E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) for alleged violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). DuPont will pay a $1,853,000 penalty to resolve allegations that the company failed to submit reports to EPA about potential adverse effects of an herbicide product called ...

  • OSHA issues hazard bulletin to safeguard tree care workers

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a hazard bulletin about preventing worker fatalities from falls and falling objects in tree care work. "Too many tree care workers are being hurt or killed by well-known industry dangers that can be prevented if employers take the necessary precautions," said Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor ...

  • Vermeer Receives Consecutive NAEDA Dealer`s Choice Award

    Recently, the North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA) released its annual Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey and Dealer’s Choice Awards. For the second consecutive year, Vermeer Corporation was awarded “Dealer’s Choice” in the Ag/Shortline Manufacturer category. “Earning this recognition in back-to-back years is a great honor that reflects the ...


    By Vermeer

  • New research project addresses national priorities in combating the threat of tree diseases

    New diseases are posing significant risks to tree health and plant biosecurity.UK Government Research Councils, DEFRA, Forestry Commission and Scottish Government, are together investing £7M to fund seven new projects to help address threats to UK forests, woods and trees. Bangor University is a partner in one of these projects in collaboration with the Universities of Stirling and ...

  • Tree breeding programme to fight ash dieback recommended by study

    A recent study confirms that some European ash trees are more genetically-resistant to the devastating ash dieback disease. These individuals could therefore be selected for gene conservation and/or start a breeding programme to save the European ash. Ash trees (Fraxinus excelsior L.) across Europe are dying from a newly recognised fungal infection, Chalara fraxinea T. Kowalski. First ...

  • Vermeer EcoIdle™ function helps tree-care contractors conserve fuel

    Vermeer Corporation has introduced a new technology within its line of brush chippers designed to help tree-care contractors conserve fuel and reduce overall engine noise. The EcoIdle engine control system automatically lowers engine speed to 1400 rpm if no material has been chipped for either 60 seconds or 5 minutes, whichever setting the contractor chooses. This helps to consume less fuel if ...


    By Vermeer

  • 100K giveaway winner announced

    Vermeer is proud to announce the winner of the Leading the Way to 100K Sweepstakes program. We are pleased to say that we had nearly 6,000 entries from 11 different countries. Unfortunately, only one individual could win the prize. It is with great pleasure to announce that Calley Pittman, co-owner of Pittman, Inc based in Front Royal, Va, is the winner of our 100,000th tree-care machine, a ...


    By Vermeer

  • Arbor day foundation, in partnership with Toyota, awards tree campus USA distinction to record number of colleges and universities

    More and more colleges and universities across the United States are being recognized for taking care of one of the most valuable resources on campus - trees. Today, the Arbor Day Foundation announced that the number of schools that have been named a Tree Campus USA college or university has more than tripled since the program began in 2008. Tree Campus USA, modeled after the Arbor Day ...

  • Tree topping increases safety risks and expense, say tree care experts

    “Topping,” “hat-racking” and “de-horning” – all names for a non-standard pruning procedure that severely cuts back large trees to a predetermined size – has long been considered an easy and inexpensive way to manage the size and improve the safety of mature trees. Researchers, however, are cautioning that topping can increase safety risks and result in greater expense for the consumer . . . not ...

  • Tree Care Service Tips

    Every tree care contractor has pondered — and probably asked — the questions at one time or another. Is it worth the apparent cost-savings to try and service equipment without using the dealer? Does it matter if the maintenance is preventive, routine or not-so-routine? A tree care/landscaping contractor and his dealer in Portland, Oregon, seem to have found the answer. The customer handles ...


    By Vermeer

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