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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20 Jun 2019

Chad the champ!

Give it up to Chad Brey!! A man who practically came out of retirement to crush a competition he didn't even sign up for! What was his secret? He visualized his win. Before each comp, he prepared his mind and ran through every step of the climb: the throw, the tie-ins, the descent. And then he did it. And he took the gold belt buckle for the ISA Western Chapter Climbing Competition. Proud of you Chad, now go visualize global climbing domination!

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15 Jun 2019

Sacramento Crew: All Business, All Day.

Coolest crew in town. Like a boss, Crew Leader Hugo Rodriguez rolls around town with his tree crew, leaving a trail of happy clients. Like this guy here, in the panama hat. He watched the crew work all week, trimming and removing trees in Sacramento at his community residence. At the end of one of the days, he went up to the team and told them how great of a job they were doing. Then asked if he could get a shot with them in front of his classic car. Hugo's describes his crew as, "A well-oiled machine, closing out...

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15 May 2019

A Plus Tree and Rebuilding Together

The San Diego A Plus Tree crews volunteered this Monday to support an incredibly worthy cause. A Plus Tree partnered with Rebuilding Together's San Diego branch to help rebuild the home and life of Laura McGinnis. Rebuilding Together serves needy families and aims to eradicate poverty housing. "We improve lives by building wheelchair ramps, widening doors, ADA modifications, weatherization, and many more home repairs for the disabled, elderly, ill, veterans and homeowners in a crisis who are not able to keep up with maintaining a safe environment." This week Rebuilding Together and A Plus Tree partnered to help Laura McGinnis....

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06 May 2019

Sales in the field…kind of

In support of the Housing Industry Foundation (HIF) with a mission to kick out homelessness, some from our Bay Area sales and field teams rallied and formed the "Treedom Fighters" kickball team. Unfortunately, we did not kick as much ash as we hoped, and lost in the last round. But, at least we lost to the eventual champions, which made it a little less painful. We DID, however, win the $1000 cash raffle. Which Cyrus graciously gave back to the foundation. We had a blast playing and competing, but most importantly, we knew it was for a good cause. Our sponsorship fee...

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01 May 2019

Eureka! We’ve landed in Eureka!

Guess what my treeple!? A Plus officially has a yard, and a team, in Eureka! "Where's that", you may ask? It's about 4 hours north of our Pleasant Hill main office, situated in beautiful Humboldt County, along the pristine California coastline. It's a tree-filled place that 6 of our team members will now call home. For the last 7 months, our Vallejo crews have been traveling up there weekly to clear vegetation from gas transmission lines and perform other non line-clearance work. The traveling was also taking its toll on our tree crews, and it was clear that this market was...

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06 Mar 2019

UtilityPLUS crew rocks it, all night long.

Chris Mazzera got the call at 7pm. "Fallen tree on a substation, it's an emergency, need you here ASAP." The crew arrived to the site by 8:30pm, performed the work like midnight warriors, completed by 5:30am and got back to the yard by 7am. While most of us were catching Zz's, the crew was saving whole neighborhoods from losing power! Huge shout out to Marco Vega, Juan Vega, David Ingalls, Ricardo Terazas and Chris Mazzera!

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02 Nov 2017

The A PLUS show goes on…

Proudly Announcing Our New CEO We're proud to announce that Cyrus DeVere has been appointed as A Plus’ new CEO, effective immediately. There is enormous opportunity for A Plus that lies ahead, and we couldn’t be happier with Cyrus joining the A Plus family and helping us and our clients achieve continued success. We are confident Cyrus has the skill, leadership, passion and heart to continue in the same A Plus culture and with the same vision that Jeremy started, “To inspire Urban Forest Management throughout the industry and America’s urban communities.” Jeremy Tibbets, our beloved Founder of A Plus, passed away...

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