local tree guys battling it out

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by americanlawn, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
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    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!

    LIBERTYLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 1,283

    No offense, but...Who Cares???!!!
  3. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,958

    Tree guys do. Also members of lawnsite. (I hope). What's your motive???
  4. mowing grass 1111

    mowing grass 1111 LawnSite Senior Member
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  5. Tscape

    Tscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,370

    Careful patting yourself on the back there, you'll throw your shoulder out of socket.
  6. dwc

    dwc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 646

    how's this for some fine tree trimming?

  7. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    Sufferin succotash! :dizzy:
  8. PHS

    PHS LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 724

    Maybe I'm just missing part of the story. Why would tree care companies be putting out ads to battle each other when their underlying motive is to cut into the business of a lawn care service?
  9. Jay Ray

    Jay Ray LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,510

    Hang a few rags and seaweed on that poor thing and it will look like a Katraina tree down on the beachfront. Holy Cow!
  10. garydale

    garydale LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    Go to ISA (International Society of Arborculture) to play with tree guys.

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