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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19 Oct 2017

Sharing some sad news…

To all our friends, dear clients, valued partners and fellow tree community members: It is with heavy hearts that we share the tragic news of our friend, leader, and CEO Jeremy Tibbets, at the age of 37, passed away in the early morning of October 14th, 2017 from a heart attack. We will truly miss his larger-than-life personality, enigmatic energy, huge heart and infectious laughter. Jeremy had a vision. It was to Inspire Urban Forest Management throughout the Industry and America's Urban Communities. He also had a formula to bring his vision to life; it was to improve the lives of...

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11 Oct 2017

Fire Damaged Trees – What To Look For

In the aftermath of the recent Sonoma and Napa county fires, many homeowners, property managers and cities affected might be wondering about their trees. Are they healthy? Are they safe? We are offering free Arborist assessments, but there are also things you can look out for.     WHAT TO LOOK FOR? In any incident, our first thought is always safety. With many burned and damaged trees in urban areas, failing limbs and trees are now an immediate hazard. Second, as stewards of the Urban Forest, our next step is preservation. What can we do to save the trees that are damaged? Here are 3 things...

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04 Oct 2017

PSHB: The Beetle Invading Southern California Trees

The beetle known as the polyphagous shothole borer (PSHB) was first identified in Southern California in 2003 and began being notable in 2010 when it was presumed to be the cause of tree decline in Long Beach, California on Box elder trees (Acer negundo). More recently, we are seeing them invade a variety of other species and killing them at an alarming rate. The PSHB bores into the tree and then infects it with a fungal pathogen which eventually kills the tree in as short as 3 months. Below a summary of the PSHB: PROFILE Insect Type: Boring Beetle Origin: Traced from Southeast...

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