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38 Years of Growth and Influence

March 24, 2023

For Project Manager Mitch Frye, the last 38 years with Wright Tree Service (WTS) have passed by in a blink of an eye. “I have absolutely no complaints,” Mitch said. “I am filled with a sense of gratitude. What a ride the last 38 years have been!” Mitch started working for WTS in 1984 as […]


Honoring America’s Veterans

February 6, 2023

For the third year, Wright Tree Service (WTS) honored our nation’s fallen veterans with a holiday service project. Wreaths Across America coordinates annual wreath-laying at more than 2,500 cemeteries across the country as a tribute to veterans. WTS renewed its annual wreath sponsorship and invited employees to get involved locally. More than 40 individuals represented […]




February 1, 2023

Wright Tree Service Celebrates First Anniversary in Puerto Rico We are proud to celebrate the first full year of Wright Tree Service of Puerto Rico. The new division was established in October 2021 through partnership with LUMA Energy. This expansion enables us to continue providing safe, reliable power to the people of Puerto Rico. “As […]


Giving Back to the Community

January 5, 2023

Wright Tree Service (WTS) loves supporting activities that benefit employees and add value to the communities where they live and work, which includes volunteering. Safety Project Manager Betsy Long recently represented WTS as a volunteer at the 24th Annual Georgia Trees Unite Us Conference & Climbing Championships. When Betsy heard about the event and how […]


New Opportunities Spark Inspiration

August 29, 2022

It was the beginning of June, and Becca Haught was starting another hot day of work in the field as a foreperson for Wright Tree Service (WTS). Once at work, Becca received a call and was informed of a workshop for women who wanted to learn more about tree climbing – both competitively and professionally. […]


Wright Tree Service’s Tony Gadola Retires After 40 Years of Service

February 1, 2022

Wright Tree Service (WTS), an employee-owned company specializing in utility vegetation management, announces the retirement of Tony Gadola, a division manager who ends his career with 40 years of service with the company. Gadola’s retirement was effective February 4, 2022. Gadola’s career with WTS began in 1982 as a groundworker, and later moved into the […]


Afton Stanko Promoted to Division Manager for Wright Tree Service

January 27, 2022

Afton Stanko has been promoted to division manager for Wright Tree Service (WTS), an employee owned company specializing in utility vegetation management. Stanko, an active member of the Utility Arborist Association safety committee since 2017, has worked with WTS for 15 years. He started as a groundsperson, before being promoted to foreperson, general foreperson, division […]


Wright Tree Service Announces Series of Promotions in Midwest and Southeast Territories

January 27, 2022

Wright Tree Service (WTS), an employee-owned company specializing in utility vegetation management, recently made a series of leadership promotions in its midwest and southeast territories. Rick Clendenny has been named regional manager over two divisional territories. Clendenny, who has been with WTS for more than 17 years, joined the company as a work planner and […]


Wright Tree Service Gives Back To Remember and Honor Fallen Veterans

January 25, 2022

This past holiday season, Wright Tree Service (WTS) wanted to give back in a big way. We are passionate about our service men and women, and we wanted to do what we could to remember our fallen U.S. veterans and honor those who serve. That is why on December 18, 2021, members from our crews […]


The Vondal Legacy

December 8, 2021

It is a rare occasion to hear of someone working at the same company for their entire career, but for Doug Vondal that is exactly the case and has been for 43 years. Doug started with Wright Tree Service (WTS) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa at just 18 years of age and only seven weeks out […]