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Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Expanded for 2021: What Does That Mean? What’s Next?

Franklin County is being added to the spotted lanternfly quarantine zone in 2021 as the invasive insect continues to spread across Pennsylvania. We asked Jamey Schwartz, CVTS-L’s plant health care manager, what this means for businesses and residents who are finding themselves in the quarantine zone for the first time. He also gave us an …

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Five Qualities that Made George Pogue Jr. “Business Person of the Year”

In December of 2020, the Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce announced during their annual meeting (held virtually this year) that CVTS-L’s own GEORGE POGUE JR. was their 2020 BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR. According to the announcement on the Chamber’s website, “George was chosen by a group of business and civic leaders for his professional leadership …

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Polar Plunge Update: CVTS-L Raises More Than $1200 to Help Fight Children’s Cancer

POLAR PLUNGE UPDATE: The 2020 Mont Alto Personal Polar Plunge raised more then $8,000 this year to help fight children’s cancer and support impacted families. More than $1,200 of that total came from CVTS-L employees and friends. Thank you for helping us help them. The managers of our Chambersburg, Carlisle, Gettysburg and Hagerstown offices each …

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Professional Consultation Vs. Sales Call: Our Staff Doesn’t Work on Commission – Here’s What That Means for Our Customers

At CVTS-L, the sales teams and estimators who will be visiting your property for a professional consultation are salaried with benefits. That’s not just a good reason to work for us, but it’s also an excellent reason to hire us for your tree care, plant health care or landscaping project. It’s practically unheard of in our …

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CVTS-L Safety Director Demonstrates an Advanced SRS Climbing Technique in “Tree Care Industry Magazine” / Safety Meetings Go Digital

CVTS-L Safety Director Aaron Feather, CTSP noticed that there was an abundance of information online and at industry conventions to help new arborists get started. This makes sense because beginners make up the largest and broadest audience, and they need the most information. After all, everyone needs the fundamentals. But as arborists advance and gain …

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Authority in Tree Care Evan Brumfield ISA Board Certified Master Arborist

The Authority in Tree Care: Evan Brumfield, ISA Board Certified Master Arborist

In May of 2019, CVTS-L’s Evan Brumfield fulfilled all of the prerequisites and passed a rigorous exam to become an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist. According to the International Society of Arboriculture: “The ISA Board Certified Master Arborist® credential is the highest level of certification offered by ISA. This credential recognizes ISA Certified Arborists® who …

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Fall Guide

Fall Plant Health Care Guide: Horticultural Oil, Soil-Injected Fertilizations, Wooly Adelgid and More

Fall is finally here! But it would be a mistake to think that once we trade in our lawn mowers for leaf blowers that we are also finished thinking about our plant health needs. On the contrary, fall can be a critical time for fertilization and insect suppression. We can even take steps now to …

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40 Years – Maintaining a Startup Mindset: Don Engle’s Discipline in the Wilderness

Family friend Don Engle provided solid leadership, oversight of crews, vehicle and equipment record keeping as well as trusted spiritual counsel for more than 30 years. He is sorely missed by so many of us since his passing in 2012. In addition to his work at CVTS-L, Don served faithfully by the side of George …

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40 Years – Maintaining a Culture of Mentorship: Lessons for Life and Business from the Kirkpatricks

It is easy to see that we have grown, diversified and expanded not only our selection of services but our service area as well. We’ve been blessed every step of our journey with the support, guidance, partnership and mentorship of several unique individuals. Of special recognition would be the late Dr. Joseph Kirkpatrick and his …

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