Thought you guys might find this interesting. Locally, there have been 3 or 4 companies trying to outbeat one another lately saying their "tree guy" is best. TV & radio ads are running wild Each company brags about which organization they belong to. Seems like the newest gimmicks going around here. I've stayed out of the whole thing, and I think they are trying compete with us. Being a member of something means nothing to me, cuz I've been there, done that. Honestly, I'd sure love to have some sort of contest with these guys...especially cuz I was in on the "ground floor" with ChemScape (the world's largest tree/shrub company), and have a hort degree. Fact: several years ago, Iowa State University sanctioned tests regarding FE on pin oaks. I won. Seems to me that these other outfits consider me as a threat.....this is my true oppinion. It's the only logical explanation I can think of??? I have no problems with any companies invovled.........but I'd sure like to compare my knowledge with theirs. Oh yah!