Saluting Branches is the largest single-day volunteer event in the history of the tree care industry and is one of the largest volunteer donations the Department of Veteran Affairs has ever received.
On September 19th, 2018, Green Scene honored our veterans by helping make their final resting places beautiful and safe for their loved ones to visit.
*Photos and video taken by Jessie Dore at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL.
The roots run deep at Green Scene— not just in the landscaping industry, but in the hockey community as well. Bob Dore’s first passion was the sport of hockey. From Chicago Flames AAA to the Austin Mavericks, his entire life revolved around being on the ice.
It may come as no surprise, then, that Bob instilled this same love for the hockey community in his children. His sons, Josh and Jake Dore, grew up as avid players while his daughter, Jessie, was their biggest cheerleader. Every waking moment was spent at the ice rink, whether practicing drills or coaching a team to the Championship playoffs.
The Dore’s have stayed enmeshed in the hockey community as both players and coaches throughout the years, and have the sport to thank for many lifelong friendships.
Bob’s second greatest passion came to life in 1984 when he established Green Scene, his family’s legacy. When Josh, Jake, and Jessie weren’t at the hockey rink, they were often learning the landscaping and lawn care industry. From watering commercial accounts, to pushing sand between pavers, Bob always involved his kids in his business. Over the years Green Scene has continued to grow, and every Dore has played different roles within the company.
The Dore’s passion for the hockey community and landscaping industry comes full circle. When you’re involved in a community of players your entire life, teammates become like family. It’s no wonder a longtime hockey family friend knew they could rely on Green Scene for an uncommon & urgent project—
When asked to resurface a 17,000 sq. ft. hockey rink at North Shore Ice Arena, Green Scene did not hesitate. Although they had never completed a project like this before, they were confident in their highly skilled landscaping team to deliver a finished product the local hockey community could enjoy for years to come.
In just 2.5 days, Green Scene was able to ensure a completely level foundation for the 17,000 sq. ft. space, so that new ice could be properly installed & players could get back on it immediately.
For the love of hockey for future generations, Green Scene is proud to give back to a community that has given so much to them.
Jake Dore & James Tesnow recently completed the Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) program offered by the Tree Care Industry Association. The CTSP program allows one or more key employees at a given company to become certified tree care safety experts, thereby empowering and encouraging a culture of safety within that organization.
Maintaining a Certified Treecare Safety Professional on staff means that organizations are committed to safe practices in arboricultural operations. CTSP’s are kept abreast of the latest technological advances and regulatory activities affecting the industry through the TCIA safety network, and must commit to ongoing education in the safety field in order to maintain their certification.
Because safety regulations and industry standards are continually evolving, the ongoing education requirement is vital to maintaining a legitimate safety program within a given company. In order to fulfill program requirements, CTSP’s must complete a study guide, attend a two-day training workshop, and pass a rigorous exam. Once certified, CTSP’s must complete at least 30 hours of training others, or receiving education themselves, every three years.
Consumers can have greater peace of mind with the knowledge that hiring a tree care company with a CTSP on staff helps to ensure safe and professional arboricultural work on their property.
About the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA)
Founded in 1938, TCIA is a public and professional resource on trees and arboriculture. It has more than 2,000 member companies who recognize stringent safety and performance standards and who are required to carry liability insurance. With access to the latest and best safety standards and training, the typical TCIA member company has 50 percent fewer accidents than a typical non-member. An easy way to find a tree care service provider in your area is to use the “Locate Your Local TCIA Member Companies” program. You can use this service by calling 1-800-733-2622 or by doing a ZIP Code search on www.treecaretips.org.
For more information about the Tree Care Industry Association, visit www.tcia.org. For more information regarding the Certified Treecare Safety Professional program at TCIA or to obtain digital photos, contact Peter Gerstenberger or Irina Kochurov at (800) 733-2622 or email email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
At this year’s annual Membership Breakfast for the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce, our very own Business Development Manager, Jess Dore, was awarded “Rookie of the Year.”
The Chamber of Commerce’s Rookie of the Year award is granted to one individual who “dives head first” into community involvement, and exemplifies an ongoing commitment to service both in and outside of their businesses. By a unanimous nomination/vote, the St. Charles community has granted this honorary award to our very own Business Development Manager, Jess Dore! We are proud to have someone so passionate about people & business represent us every day.
Our tree care division will be volunteering for the Saluting Branches initiative on September 20th to give back to those who gave so much.
We are deeply appreciative of the brave men and women who serve and have served in our military making it possible for us to have the freedoms we enjoy every day.
Through united efforts the tree care and landscape industry can show their support for our troops by helping to make their final resting places a safe and beautiful environment for all who visit. We are honored to be able to contribute to an annual donation of more than 8,000 hours of tree care services in one day to veterans cemeteries throughout the U.S.
View the Saluting Branches Video here.
Our tree care team was featured in the Tree Care Industry Association’s magazine for exemplary volunteer work after major storms decimated the village of Naplate and surrounding areas. Check it out!