Hey, lookie there! March's Tree Care Industry Association magazine shines a light on the magic WOMEN are bringing to this male-dominated industry. It's not terribly uncommon to see husband-wife teams working together in the tree care world.
Jeff and I have been running the business together for six years and while every marriage is a work in progress 'til death do they part, I've obtained some wisdom over the last several years about working with your spouse. I shared my thoughts below. Check it out! ~ Amy
Omaha, NE, 2020 - Arbor Aesthetics Tree Service is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2019.
“Service pros that receive our Angie’s List Super Service Award represent the best in our network, who are consistently making great customer service their mission,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “These pros have provided exceptional service to our members and absolutely deserve recognition for the exemplary customer service they exhibited in the past year.”
Angie’s List Super Service Award 2019 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include maintaining an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade and review period grade. The SSA winners must be in good standing with Angie’s List and undergo additional screening.
Arbor Aesthetics Tree Service has been listed on Angie’s List since 2007. This is the 10th year they have received this honor.
Service company ratings are updated continually on Angie’s List as new, verified consumer reviews are submitted. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in multiple fields ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.
For over two decades Angie’s List has been a trusted name for connecting consumers to top-rated service professionals. Angie’s List provides unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.
What are you looking for in a tree service? At Arbor Aesthetics, we're punctual, smart, strong, smooth, we clean up well, and we'll never leave you hanging. At Arbor Aesthetics, we love trees, we love each other, and we love our customers. We're the tree service of your dreams!
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, Omaha for voting us Best of Omaha for 2020! We love making customers happy and their trees beautiful. In voting for us, you're helping your neighbors and fellow Omahans find quality and professional tree trimming and removal services. We are so proud to have earned this award and are humbled by the support of our loyal customers.
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We're honored to again be featured in the 2019 edition of Faces of Omaha. This publication, by Omaha Magazine, introduces the "faces" of local industry leaders and experts who stand ready to serve the Omaha community.
In 2005, Jeff Grewe faced a crucial decision: either finish college or devote his energy to the tree service business he had just started. He chose the tree service and never looked back. Jeff had an aptitude for climbing trees and found joy in the mastery of making trees beautiful. With a handsaw and a ladder, Arbor Aesthetics was born. Jeff’s operation remained small for many years while he gained experience and sought formal training in arboriculture.
Three years ago, he met and married Amy. “It was like rocket fuel when she came aboard,” Jeff says. Amy’s graphic design skills and office management experience have helped the company triple in size.
Together, Amy and Jeff have created a company where employees are valued, with an emphasis on professionalism and a culture of safety, respect, and camaraderie.
“Our biggest passion in owning our business is helping our employees live better lives,” Jeff says. “We take care of our employees so they can take care of our customers.” The Grewes offer full benefits and have cultivated a “coaching over criticism” work environment, helping their employees reach their full potential.
Arbor Aesthetics Tree Service
6724 Irvington Road
Omaha, NE 68122
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In 2005, Jeff Grewe faced a crucial decision: either finish college or devote his energy to the tree service business he had just started. With only a few credits short of graduating, he chose the tree service and never looked back. It was immediately apparent that Jeff had an aptitude for climbing trees and found joy in the mastery of making trees beautiful. With just a handsaw and a ladder, Arbor Aesthetics was born. Jeff’s operation remained small for many years while he gained experience and sought formal training in arboriculture.
Remember the Archer family? They were one our three 2017 Gift of Beautiful Trees recipients, and we recently cut their split maple tree down that was heavily damaged in last June's tornadoes. (You can read more about their story here). Not long after we removed that tree, Cub Scout Troop 1885 was looking for an opportunity to plant a tree for a service project and they heard about the Archers through our Gift of Beautiful Trees charity program. The perfect match!
What to plant?
When clients and friends ask us, "What should I plant?" we always refer them to the ReTree Nebraska's list of 17 Trees for 2017. This is a great list of native or regionally adapted trees that do well in the Great Plains. And, when we can, we send our clients over to our good friends at Great Plains Nursery in Weston, NE where they have an amazing selection of high quality trees, most of which are grown from local seed sources. They take incredible care in ensuring their trees grow fibrous root systems, which lead to the best planting outcomes. Great Plains Nursery was so generous to offer to donate a tree to the Archer family. They chose a Northern Catalpa (my personal favorite!) which will be provide good shade over their house and their lovely June flowers will not only beautify their neighborhood, but also attract pollinators. What's not to love about a Catalpa? (Can you tell it's my favorite?)
Call in the troops!
With summer fast approaching, we needed to beat the heat and get the tree in ground soon. On May 8th, Troop 1885 met at the Archer's house, ready to dig! Okay, maybe Jeff did most of the digging. But we had plenty of helpers to move soil back into the hole and to water it in!
The scouts learned many tree planting tips and techniques. They got to see and feel the difference between fibrous roots (which take up water and nutrients), and structural roots (which give the tree stability). They got to see what a high quality tree looks like from a nursery that uses RootMaker bags, which prevent circling roots and encourage fibrous root systems. They learned how to plant a tree at the proper depth so as not to bury the root flare. They even learned how to properly mulch around the tree, and why mulching is important for protecting the trunk from weed trimmers and mowers, and regulating soil temperature and moisture. (Remember, Troop 1885: No mulch volcanos!)
There's no better way to teach the next generation of tree huggers than to give them hands on experience. We're honored that our community has continued to bless the Archer family with their generosity and kindness, and this new tree will continue to give back for decades to come.
We wrapped up our third annual Gift of Beautiful Trees program this month, providing tree trimming and removal services to THREE families in need this year. We were overwhelmed this year with the number of applications we received, and we couldn't just pick one family. We enjoyed reading each and every story that came through and were inspired and touched by how our community is full of so many good people seeking to care of their neighbors, friends and family. Trees truly are a living, breathing component of our community that tie us all together. Keep up the good work, Omaha!
Our crew made quick work of a few trees that desperately needed to come down. We also trimmed a beautiful red oak tree in the front yard and a silver maple over the roof. Her home got a major facelift, and we hope we also lightened the burden for Amelia who has worked so hard to support her family, all while being a great friend.
Congratulations again to our three recipients! We look forward to doing it all over again this December! Follow us on Facebook for updates and for information on how to nominate a family in need!
Amy Grewe, Certified Arborist & Co-Owner