Arbor-Culture: Balancing Act, part 2:

Effective Communication

How does KTS keep balance? When we were developing a program, we knew the program needed to be simple to understand, visual and directly applied to every single team member. We developed and implemented the Performance Triangle. Safety is the foundation of the triangle and like any triangle, no side is more important than the […]

Arbor-Culture: Balancing Act, part 1:

Balancing Rocks

Balance is something every organization needs in order to be successful, whether that organization is a private tree care company, professional sports team or manufacturing corporation. A strong offense is useless without a strong defense. Quality products are weak unless they have strong sales and marketing to support them. Staff of any organization will not […]

Read All About It! Article Written by Todd Kramer Appears in TCIA Magazine

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Utilizing proper tree rigging forces and techniques is the subject of a fascinating article written by Todd Kramer, which is featured in the May issue of the Tree Care Industry Association magazine. The article describes a challenging limb removal situation which required a number of factors to safely remove the large limb. Not only was […]

2013 TCIA Expo coming to Charlotte, North Carolina

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The World’s largest tree care Expo and Conference is November 14-16 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The annual Expo and Conference, hosted by the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) offers leaders in tree care, business and safety the opportunity to network and compare products and services. Kramer Tree Specialists is excited to have several representatives attending […]

31st Annual Illinois Arborist Association Conference this week!

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The Tinley Park Convention Center is the location for the 2013 IAA Conference, October 21-23rd. It is an excellent opportunity to experience and discuss issues and trends concerning the Illinois Tree Care Industry. A wide variety of classes and sessions are offered to attendees. Click here for more event information. Kramer Tree Specialists is proud […]

2013 Illinois Tree Climbing Championship results are in!

  Saturday, May 11 was the date of the Illinois Tree Climbing Championship, hosted by the Illinois Arborist Association. Despite the cool weather, it was an enjoyable event for both the competitors and spectators. Cantigny Park was a beautiful site for the competition. Todd Kramer, with Kramer Tree Specialists won the Championship and will compete […]

Kramer Tree Specialists participating in Illinois Tree Climbing Championships!

Come watch Kramer Tree Specialists and other tree companies as they compete for the Illinois Tree Climbing Championship on May 11th at Cantigny Park in Wheaton. This exciting event, hosted by the Illinois Arborist Association, includes a variety of tree climbing challenges each climber must successfully perform in order to win prizes and the ultimate […]

Kramer Tree Specialists discusses Tree Care Tool Safety

As the spring months begin, people are getting outside and starting to clean-up their yards. Todd Kramer and Tim Ayers, both with Kramer Tree Specialists, met with one group of volunteers from a local Wheaton church. This group has plans to help clean-up some of the remaining storm damage from last July for some of their […]

Kramer Tree Specialists involved in exciting event at Morton Arboretum this past weekend

The Morton Arboretum sponsored an educational event this past weekend for the Midwest Urban Tree Care Forum [MUTCF]. This involved training and networking for a group of college students interested in arboriculture. The event started with a dinner on Friday night to get everyone acquainted, which then led into a weekend full of training. Kramer Tree […]