25 Jul 2019

Did someone say tree circus?

Chad Brey isn’t just a champion climber. He also isn’t just the guy in our ear pestering us about safety all the time. Or the Certified Arborist. Or the Certified Tree Worker that takes pride in every climb and cut. Nope, Chad ALSO runs a TreeCircus. Yea, what? Every year since 2009, Chad and his buddy Timmy Womack host “TreeCircus” at the California State Fair for 17 days straight. The mission of TreeCircus is to awaken the world to the fun possibilities of urban forest tree care. He kicks it off with a 5 second speed climb to the ceiling, 32 ft and 7 in...

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20 Jul 2019

2019 VERSTEEL GAMES!

Raise your saws if you had fun at the Versteel Games! Where'd the name come from? It's a made-up mix of Vermeer + Urban Steel = VerSteel. That’s where that comes from. We host Versteel games every year that combines our training with a bit of fun and competition. This year we ran the event 3 times to accommodate our growing team. Each Versteel was a jam-packed day of training, competitions, cash prizes, good food & team camaraderie. It was RIDICULOUS. We hope it was valuable, fun and you learned something to keep you growing here at A Plus. Our passion is great tree...

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06 Jul 2019

David Ingalls, Juan Ochoa & Arturo Lopez rescue a dying man.

It was hot. Like 95 degrees, dry hot. David Ingalls and his crew were on a job in Burney last Thursday, 4 hours north of the Bay Area, and deep into the heart of the woodlands. Their assigned duties involved brush clearance of a pipeline that runs into Oregon. Because of the steep terrain and rocky areas, the crews have to navigate through a maze of logging roads in search of better access points. Ingalls and the crew were traveling a logging road towards the job site when they came to a fork in the road. He was about to take a left, when...

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