Aaron Feather discusses the importance of aerial rescue training in TCI Magazine

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In December, CVTS-L’s Safety and Training Director Aaron Feather published an article in TCI Magazine discussing the costs and benefits of including aerial rescue in a tree care company’s training regimen. The magazine is an industry trade journal, and the content of the article was written with industry professionals in mind. We felt, however, that […]

Working Within the Canopy: TCIA’s Initiatives for Women in Tree Care

Women in Tree Care

According to the Tree Care Industry Association’s (TCIA) website: “While the tree care industry is predominantly male, the gender dynamic is changing.” They credit the shift to advances in equipment and techniques that have made arboriculture an accessible career path for everyone. As a company that believes in working smarter, not harder, Cumberland Valley Tree […]

CVTS-L’s Aaron Feather Talks About the Importance of a Good Anchor in “TCI Magazine”

Aaron Feather, Safety and Training Director here at Cumberland Valley Tree Service – Landscaping, has published an article in the August edition of “TCI Magazine” that informs (and reminds) arborists about the importance of proper base anchoring in stationary rope systems (SRS). “TCI Magazine” is the official publication of the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), […]

The Spider Lift Versus the Emerald Ash Borer

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We first started calling attention to the threat posed by the Emerald Ash Borer on this blog way back in 2012 when we advised people that “success is ultimately determined by both tree condition and treating the tree before it is challenged by EAB.” We continued tracking it on the blog through 2013 when it […]

40 Years – Maintaining a Culture of Growth

Aerial photo of Cumberland Valley Tree Service Chambersburg

If you take a picture of a tree on the day that you plant it, and then visit it forty years later, the difference will be vast – to the point that you might even doubt that it’s the same tree. But if you had visited that tree every day for forty years, you would […]

40 Years – Maintaining a Culture of Safety at CVTS-L

Man in red shirt and helmet talking about helmet training

When CVTS-L was founded by George Pogue Sr. in 1978, he already had more than 20 years of experience in the tree care industry. While a mentor helped George Sr. navigate the business and customer service side of things, George Pogue Jr. was taking it all in. Once the reins were handed over to him […]

Four Things to Consider When Accepting Bids for Tree Work

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When people have tree problems or complaints, they often request bids from several companies to get a general idea of the costs and solutions. In these situations, the bid recipient – whether it is a homeowner, a landlord or a municipality – is often under a lot of pressure to automatically accept the lowest bid, […]

Tree Appraisals: The Value of a Tree

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At Cumberland Valley Tree Service – Landscaping, our Arborists are often called out to people’s homes or other properties to perform Tree Appraisals to determine the value of a tree. While it is easy for people to appreciate the aesthetic and ecological value of a tree, it can be more difficult to perform tree appraisals to […]

So You Want to be an Arborist with Cumberland Valley Tree Service – Landscaping

Man standing on tree that just got cut

For many companies in our field, landscaping and tree care are considered summer jobs – you do it until something better comes along. But for our Arborists, it’s different. Cumberland Valley Tree Service – Landscaping is a third-generation, family-owned company, and it isn’t unheard of for our Arborists to stick around for 20 years (and […]