I have several friends in the business. With the severe droughts the last 2 years (and the threat of future ones) we have had the discussion of how to grow the business. Water features? Lighting? Hardscaping? Irrigation? The answer is, I believe, TREE WORK! I have 4 tree Co's that I use as referrals. They are all booked solid for the next 4-6 months. Drought or no drought. Trees ands shrubs continue to grow and we can profit from it. To make it worth the venture we would need a chipper, a truck with a box and a few chainsaws. Tree & shrub pruning/trimming techniques can be learned easily with the right materials. Think about it.