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Removing Barriers: Facilitating access to opportunities for some of the most productive members of our industry.

March 8, 2021

I estimate that 40% or more of the total members of our industry in the U.S. are first- or second-generation immigrants, primarily native Spanish speakers from Mexico and Central America. Within this group, a marked majority struggle with what we sometimes call the language barrier, or in plain terms, the lack of English language skills.

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Wright Service Corp. Announces Nonprofit to Further Efforts Toward Carbon Neutrality

April 20, 2021

Wright Service Corp. launched a nonprofit organization in December 2020 called Wright Foundation for Sustainability and Innovation (WFSI). The nonprofit aims to foster innovative sustainability initiatives that make a positive impact on the planet by reducing carbon emissions and promoting carbon positive practices. WFSI will run independently from Wright Service Corp. and its family of […]

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Nick Fox

Wright Tree Service Names Fox Vice President of Operations

April 15, 2021

Wright Tree Service (WTS), an employee owned company specializing in utility vegetation management, recently named Nick Fox as vice president of operations. Fox has over 20 years of experience working in the utility vegetation management industry. He is an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist, ISA Utility Specialist and Tree Risk Assessment Qualified. He […]

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Turning a Waste Source into a Resource

December 16, 2020

By Shannon Lux, Sustainable Environmental Consultants Operations Manager and Greg Williams, WTS Regional Manager  After a vegetation management service trims a tree, the trimmings can either be recycled or dumped in a landfill. There are various ways that wood chips can be given a second life. WTS donates wood chips for use in communities throughout […]

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Storm Response Across the Company

November 14, 2020

2020 is proving to be a record year for the frequency of extreme storms and natural disasters in North America. So far, over five million acres have burned in California, Washington and Oregon due to wildfires; 11 hurricanes have made landfall in the United States and a rare Derecho storm unexpectedly hit the Midwest. When […]

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Do you really know the ropes?

July 14, 2020

“How do you know what day, before the day, your rope breaks?” Because that is the day the rope needs to be decommissioned, before unexpected failure.

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Safety and Training Find Common Ground

May 26, 2020

By Codie Anderson, Safety Manager of WTSCA It has been almost a year since ArborCare joined the Wright Tree Service (WTS) family in May of 2019. In that time, we have seen how remarkably similar tree work (and tree workers) in the United States and Canada can be. Stories shared from both sides of the […]

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From the Treetop: Company and Personal Growth

May 20, 2020

By Greg Williams, Regional Manager As I begin my 25th year as part of the team at WTS, I have been thinking about the changes I’ve seen in our company and the industry over the last quarter century. I began my career as a groundman on a manual crew in Kansas with no realization of […]

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Wright Tree Service Acquires Flory Backhoe, Inc. Assets Adding New Services in the Midwest

April 6, 2020

Wright Tree Service, an employee-owned company specializing in utility vegetation management, expanded their services in the Midwest after acquiring the assets of Flory Backhoe, Inc., a Kansas-based excavation company founded in 1999. With this transition, Wright Tree Service will begin offering additional services in the Midwest including; Right-of-Way preparation and restoration, utility installation in housing […]

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Worker Retention & Turnover

March 26, 2020

By Will Nutter, President and COO Worker recruitment and retention have been some of the most talked about topics in the industry over the past several years. There have been presentations, panel discussions, articles and more centered on this topic and how to fix it. Personally, I have had a multitude of discussions about worker […]

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