January 3, 2011

Environmental Design Inc. (EDI), the nation’s premiere tree relocation company and The Davey Tree Expert Company, North America’s original tree care company, have entered into an agreement to combine their large tree transplanting resources and expertise into EDI. The strategic alliance will supplement the marketing of the service nationwide through the Davey network of tree and landscape experts.

EDI was founded in 1977 and has participated in the development of some of America’s most distinctive landscapes through the transplanting and supply of specimen trees.   The Davey Tree Expert Company was founded in 1880 and has grown to have operations throughout the U.S. and Canada.

“We are excited about the possibilities that will be realized by combining our tree relocation activities and look forward to our collaboration with Davey to deliver superior aftercare for our tree relocation projects.” said Tom P. Cox, EDI President.

Karl J. Warnke, Davey Chairman, President and CEO said, “We have always respected Environmental Design’s tree relocation expertise and innovation.  This partnership allows both EDI and Davey to benefit from the combined experience of both companies and the support offered by Davey’s extensive network of tree and landscape experts.”

The combined company will be headquartered in Houston, Texas in EDI’s existing facilities.  Further terms of the alliance were not disclosed.

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