Bartlett Promotes Stephen Johnston to Vice President

Jan. 26, 2006 – Stamford, Conn. – The F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company, one of the world’s largest tree and shrub care companies, today announced the promotion of Stephen J. Johnston to Vice President and Southeast Division Manager. Mr. Johnston has been responsible for the company’s operations in the Southeast United States for over five years. As Vice President, he will continue this work and further the company’s growth and development in this area of the country.

Mr. Johnston joined Bartlett in 1994 as an Arborist Representative. Three years later, he was promoted to Local Manager and then District Manager in 2000. Prior to joining the company, he owned Johnston Tree for six years, serving customers in the Boca Raton, Florida area.

“Under Steve’s leadership, we’ve significantly expanded division sales and opened a number of new offices in the Southeast,” said Greg Daniels, President of Bartlett Tree Experts. “His pursuit of continued growth and commitment to safety for all his employees are just a few of the attributes we are acknowledging through this promotion.”

As a member of the American Society of Consulting Arborists and both the Georgia and South Carolina Urban Community Forest Councils, Mr. Johnston is dedicated to preserving the health of local forests and urban landscapes. He is an ISA Certified Arborist and active participant in his local ISA Chapter where he serves on the annual conference planning committee.

Mr. Johnston holds an associate’s degree in Horticulture/Turf Management from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts. He and his wife, Michelle reside in Mansfield, Georgia with their three children.

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 offices in 25 U.S. states, Canada, Ireland and Great Britain. Services include pruning, integrated pest and disease management, soil analysis and management, cabling and bracing, tree lightning protection systems and tree/stump removal. Its corporate offices are located in Stamford, Connecticut. To find out more, visit the company’s web site at or call 1-877-BARTLETT (227-8538).

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