Training Tools Spotlight: Safety During Storm Work

November 5, 2019

By Jim Engelke, General Foreman I started working for WTS in 1979 during a recession, which meant if I wanted to work I had to be open to change. In 13 months, I moved to five different states; Iowa, Wisconsin, New Mexico, South Dakota and Minnesota. I have worked as a groundman, trimmer, foreman and […]


From the Treetop: Internationalization of Wright Tree Service

October 15, 2019

By Jesus Vetencourt, Vice President of Canadian Operations O Canada! This year marks the start of the internationalization of Wright Tree Service (WTS). On May 24, 2019, we started offering our services in the Canadian market when our company completed the acquisition of ArborCare Tree Service, a vegetation management and tree care services company founded […]


Building Company Culture with Human Resources & Marketing

September 1, 2019

By Katie Long, HR Recruiter & Katie Moehn, Senior Marketing and Communications Specialist A recruiter’s dream is finding the answer to the question, “How did you hear about us?” In today’s economy, with the lowest unemployment rate in decades (according to the U.S. Labor Department), we have more jobs available than we have people to […]


Wright Tree Service Acquires Calgary-based ArborCare Tree Service

May 24, 2019

Wright Tree Service, an employee owned vegetation management company serving utility companies, announced the acquisition of ArborCare Tree Service, a tree service in Canada based out of Calgary, Alberta. Wright Tree Service, founded in 1933 with the corporate headquarters based out of Des Moines, Iowa, provides integrated vegetation management, storm restoration and work planning services to […]


Saluting Branches

March 1, 2019

By Ken Venzke, Division Manager In early May 2018, Will Nutter, president and COO of Wright Tree Service (WTS), contacted the management team to inform us of an organization called Saluting Branches. I can speak for myself and members of Division 25 in saying that we hadn’t heard of it. Saluting Branches is a nonprofit […]


From the Treetop: Tree Climbing Competitions

January 26, 2019

By Adam Larson, Regional Manager I was first introduced to the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)’s International Tree Climbing Championship (ITCC) in 2002 in Minnesota. I attended as an observer and remember being surprised and overwhelmed at the knowledge, gear, speed and talent displayed at the event. Climbers flew up the trees, moving safely and […]


Training Tools Spotlight: Employee Onboarding for Success

December 31, 2018

By Brandon Magee, Safety Supervisor During your first day on the job, did you ask yourself, “what am I getting myself into?” I asked myself that question several times. A new job is full of the unexpected, no matter what industry you’re in. In this industry, especially when you’re new to the vegetation management field, […]


Wright Tree Service Names Gilmore to Division Manager and Larson to Regional Manager

June 29, 2018

Wright Tree Service, an employee owned company specializing in utility vegetation management, recently named Jeffrey Gilmore division manager and Adam Larson regional manager. Collectively, the two bring to their new positions more than 40 years of experience in utility vegetation management. As division manager, Gilmore will oversee operations in Indiana, and Larson, as regional manager, […]


Wright Tree Service Names New Senior Vice President and Vice President

January 31, 2018

Wright Tree Service (WTS), an employee owned company specializing in utility vegetation management, recently named Wade Myers as senior vice president and Rick Bonifas as vice president. These changes are effective January 1, 2018. Myers has been with WTS for more than 30 years, and has worked in operations throughout his career, holding almost every position […]


Wright Tree Service Spreads Holiday Cheer in Puerto Rico

January 23, 2018

Over the holidays, the group of 55 employees working to restore power in Puerto Rico after the territory was devastated by Hurricane Maria decided to take things into their own hands. Employees raised nearly $6,000 to purchase presents for children and their families during the holidays. Employees bought toys and bikes, and wrapped all of […]