Davey Corporate Forest

Project Profile

Project Location

Kent, OH

Project Operator

Davey Resource Group, Inc.

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Project Contact

TJ Mascia Tj.mascia@davey.com

The Davey Tree Expert Company (Davey) is an employee-owned corporation with its headquarters located in Kent, OH. As the first and largest tree care company in North America, Davey is continually committed to investing in the growth and protection of natural resources. As such, Davey is proud to protect 15-acres of forest and plans to use the preserved tree stands for education on carbon sequestration and co-benefits of urban trees, including training and interpretive signage installation.

The City of Kent, home of Kent State University, is growing at a rate of 0.20% and the population has increased by 3.19% over the last ten years. Davey has expanded and developed the campus over the years. With this preservation project, Davey is setting aside the forest to protect against development by Davey itself or through pressure to sell and develop the parcels for other uses. Davey’s desire is to expose employees, clients, and the local community to the company commitment to taking positive steps for the climate.

The Project consists of three sites with oak-hickory forest that are 40 to 80 years old. Tree canopies provide an array of benefits to the surrounding communities, including urban heat island regulation, energy conservation, wind breaks, stormwater benefits including water infiltration and retention, wildlife habitat, and improved air quality. This Project seeks to protect each of these benefits and contribute to improved watershed health within the Cuyahoga River Area of Concern. The Davey Corporate Forest will continue to be a respite for employees on work breaks, a safe and pleasant area for the nearby schools’ cross country teams daily runs, and an area for employees to continue technical training in the safety, arboriculture, and environmental consulting curricula.

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