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  • Davey Volunteers Show Tribute Through Action at Arlington National Cemetery

    In honor of the upcoming Memorial Day, which lands on May 25 this year, we are highlighting services Davey has performed at cemeteries across the U.S. Below is a story about the work of Davey volunteers and others at Arlington National Cemetery last year.

    Whether they want to visit a family member who lost his or her life while serving the U.S., pay respects to individuals who are currently protecting the country or see a historic American monument, nearly four million people travel to the iconic Arlington National Cemetery each year.

    Arlington National Cemetery grounds include 624 acres of grassland, an impressive tree canopy and bountiful shrubs and plants. With such massive landscapes that preserve the memory of the country’s heroes, sometimes, a little help is required.

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  • Davey Tree Detectives Discover a Secret Nearly 100 Years Old Within a White Oak Tree

    Its precarious stature leaned over the precious landscape below, casting menacing shadows upon the moonlit earth. Even the slightest breeze threatened to snap limbs from its ancient canopy and scatter them across the lawn. And as branches and small twigs danced in the wind, creaking and squeaking sounds illustrated the suffering of an old, gentle giant.

    While I could compare the description above to a scene from one of my favorite Halloween films, the "old, gentle giant" is actually a historic tree that had suffered damage from severe weather; damage that  unfortunately caused the tree's ailing health and removal from a special site.

    When historic landmarks, properties and trees, in particular, are in lieu of harmful situations, Davey steps in. A special 220-plus-year-old white oak tree with history dating to George Washington's era received this treatment. The way the tree was dangerously leaning over the landscape below, as well as the fast-approaching summer storm season, prompted Davey to take action.

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