Bartlett Joins PLANET STARS Safe Company Program

Stamford, CT – August 2014 –The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) is pleased to announce the addition of Bartlett Tree Experts to the roster of participants in the STARS Safe Company Program, sponsored by CNA Business Insurance.  STARS (Safety Training Achieves Remarkable Success) is a free safety initiative developed by PLANET to assist green industry companies in their efforts to lower their total costs of risk by reducing hazards and injuries.  All green industry professionals are invited to join the STARS program, designed to take workplace safety to the next level.  The STARS program currently has over 1,000 members.

Participants are asked to sign the STARS Safe Company Pledge that commits them to join in the mission of moving the entire green industry toward safety excellence through active involvement, sharing experiences, and becoming a mentor for “living safety.”  STARS members also commit to developing a strong safety program by using the Safety Program for Green Industry Companies CD as a guideline.  They take an active role in promoting safety throughout their companies and investigate and document every job-related injury, incident, or accident.  STARS members also are asked to participate in PLANET’s Safety Recognition Awards Program, comply with all OSHA postings and other regulatory requirements, share best practices with fellow STARS members, and encourage other companies to become STARS members.

“Safety for our employees and for the properties we work on has always been our top priority,” said James Ingram, President and COO of Bartlett Tree Experts.  “We applaud PLANET’s efforts to support safety initiatives in the green industry and are proud to be a STARS company.”

For more information about the STARS program, visit, or call PLANET at (800) 395-2522.

PLANET is the association of members who create and maintain the quality of life in communities across America.  With more than 3,500 member companies and affiliates, these firsm and their employees represent more than 100,000 green industry professionals.  Some of these professionals have taken the extra step of becoming certified through PLANET and bear the distinction of being known as Landscape Industry Certified. 

About Bartlett Tree Experts 
The F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company was founded in 1907 by Francis A. Bartlett and is the world’s leading scientific tree and shrub care company. The organization’s current chairman, Robert A. Bartlett Jr., represents the third generation of Bartlett family management. Bartlett has locations in 27 U.S. states, Canada, Ireland and Great Britain. Services include pruning, pest and disease management, fertilization and soil management, cabling and bracing, tree lightning protection systems and tree/stump removal. Its corporate offices are located in Stamford, Connecticut. 

For more information, contact:

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