EDI Merges Davey Large Tree Moving Business


Houston, TX, 01/03/2011 -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 3, 2011 Contact: Sandra L. Reid, Davey Corporate Communications 1-800-447-1667, ext. 349, or AJ Fox, Environmental Design 1-800-376-4260

Environmental Design, Inc. and The Davey Tree Expert Co. agree to merge Davey's tree relocation business into Environmental Design and enter into a strategic marketing alliance Environmental Design Inc. (EDI), the nations premiere tree relocation company and The Davey Tree Expert Company, North Americas 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 Designs 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 Daveys extensive network of tree and landscape experts. The combined company will be headquartered in Houston, Texas in EDIs existing facilities. --More-- About Environmental Design  Environmental Design is a full service provider of large tree transplanting and large tree supply services. Founded in 1977, Environmental Design is a national and international provider of transplanting services. For more information, please visit About Davey  The Davey Tree Expert Company, with U.S. and Canadian operations in 45 states and five provinces, provides a variety of tree services, grounds maintenance, and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey is employee owned and has more than 7,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.davey.com