06 Jul 2020

Humble and Heroic: The A Plus crew rescues another life

Jayce, Julian, and the crew were driving back to the yard when a tow truck slammed into a sedan right in front of them. The sedan flew off the road, rolled, and landed upside-down into the adjacent water canal. Without hesitation, Jayce stepped on the gas to get even closer, brought the truck to a stop, then he and Julian jumped out. The driver of the sedan was trapped inside, screaming for help and gasping for air as the water filled up. For what felt like 5 min, they tried to break the window with rocks (which is harder than...

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01 Jul 2020

MonthlyPLUS Newsletter: JUNE 2020

JUNE, you made the heart swoon. Happy end of another month! Not a month goes by in A Plus where we seem to break a new record, or tackle a crazy insane job, or in this case...rescue another life. Yes, this happened again. First, it was Ingalls who rescued a man in the woods. Then, last week, it was Jayce and his crew. Read the full story here (we posted as a separate post) ...   ENDLESS WEEKS AT BURNEYS Nick, Kyle, Jade, Juan, Tanner, Steve, and their crews have been on consecutive projects in the California woodlands of Burney...

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06 Jun 2020

Love and Respect.

During the first weeks of the Black Lives Matter protests, while many pushed out statements to show their support in the movement, we also took the time to discuss, examine, and evaluate our own A Plus culture and structure. Our CEO wrote an internal message to the entire A Plus team. We wish to share some snippets of his heartfelt sentiments: “I cannot share enough that it has been, it is, and will continue to be my life’s work to develop, foster, influence, lead, coach, mentor, and learn how to provide a SAFE place for everyone to work. Myself, along...

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01 Jun 2020

MonthlyPLUS Newsletter: MAY 2020

MAYbe, we are just that good. Well team, we've done it again! Another excellent month of SAFELY performing essential services to our community. Our safety record is running strong and we are even better than we were this time last year. Operating through another month where many counties are still shelter-in-place, we're very proud of our A Plus team. We've proven time again that we're not afraid of challenges and it seems we thrive in finding solutions. We've also got some pretty cool stories to share. So, enjoy!   AN UNSTOPPABLE CREW WITH RAVE REVIEWS [caption id="attachment_11359" align="aligncenter" width="607"] Anthony,...

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01 May 2020

MonthlyPLUS Newsletter: APRIL 2020

So long APRIL, we don't miss you! Hola A Plus friends, We successfully flew through another month here at A Plus, and during the strangest times we've known in our life! We sincerely hope every one of you and your loved ones are well and taken care of. And yet again, we maintained another incredible month of safety. We can't thank all of you enough for continuing to take our #1 DONE seriously: DONE SAFELY. The crews continue to crush it and handle the work like PROs, while adjusting to the ever-changing norms. Since we haven't been able to get...

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28 Apr 2020

TREES. CARE FOR THE THINGS YOU LOVE

Best practices in caring for your trees and how to plan now and for the future. Author: Sarah Gaskin, Registered Consulting Arborist & Certified Arborist   I'm so glad trees have become trendy. Just look at all the trends! They have their own hashtags, celebrities are donating to tree planting causes, they are showing up as tattoos in pop culture and even cities are adopting programs to increase urban canopy health! It’s like everyone knows a little something more about trees in these modern times. Let’s face it, trees beautify our spaces, increase property value, and make us feel great...

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14 Mar 2020

A message from our CEO Cyrus DeVere about COVID-19

Dear Clients and Industry Partners, At A Plus Tree, we strive each day to Serve with Love and Respect on our Foundation of 6 Dones. Our 6 Dones are outlined as: Done Safely Done on Time Done on Budget Done as Promised Done with Innovation Done as a Team We strive to Love and Respect our Clients, Partners, and Teams, and are steadfast about our 1st Done being “Done Safely”. We have carefully reviewed our entire Operations and because we get to work outdoors in small teams – we are able to continue all of our professional tree care services,...

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12 Mar 2020

Good Bugs Vs. Bad Bugs

Why do most bugs come out in the Spring? Much like us, they come out for good food and good weather. The trees are in bloom, the leaves look delicious, and there are longer days for more buggy activity. Actually, most bugs aren't an issue. Only 1% of insects are harmful to urban trees. We should embrace the good bugs, with tiny insect hugs. They pollinate our flowers, can keep pest populations under control, and we need them for a healthy ecosystem. But what about the nuisance and destructive bugs? For some property owners, sticky sidewalks and beetle infestations are...

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26 Feb 2020

Emergency Tree Work in Foster City – Monterey Pine Crushes Car!

I want to take a moment to recognize the professional and amazing work of the Alameda crew! Thank you to Danny, Daniel, Jose, and our newest members Callo and Andre! I got a call at 3:30 this morning from a client saying a 38"DBH Monterey pine had fallen... and smashed a car! Thankfully, no one was hurt. I rushed to the job site to survey the damage and found many of Foster City's Public works and Police department on the scene already - they were so worried about the situation and could not imagine how we would get this tree...

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26 Feb 2020

When Is The Best Time To Trim Fruit Trees In Utah?

Someone once said, "People come to Salt Lake City, Utah for the winters but stay for the summers".  While Salt Lake and the surrounding area is a hot destination for skiing and winter sports, the summer brings beautiful foliage and healthy trees back to life giving the City and neighborhoods a glow unsurpassed by many other destinations. But with the harsh winters trees are vulnerable.  You might ask, when is the best time for tree trimming in Salt Lake City and especially when it comes to fruit trees, such as peach, plum and apple? Winter is the perfect time to...

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