Bartlett Tree Experts Expands Canadian Presence Through Acquisition of Bostock Tree Service

Dec. 2, 2004 -- Stamford, Conn. – The F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company Canada, Ltd, a subsidiary of The F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company, today announced that it has acquired the business operations of Bostock Tree Service. Bartlett Tree Experts, one of the world’s largest tree and shrub care companies, has been providing a full range of services – including pruning, soil anaylsis, pest and disease management, cabling and bracing and tree lightning protection – in Canada since 1997.

Under this agreement, Bartlett will expand its presence in Ontario, adding an office in metro Toronto to its existing location in Bracebridge. The company also provides services in British Columbia through its offices in Victoria and Vancouver.

“This acquisition represents our commitment to growth in the Canadian market,” said Greg Daniels, President of Bartlett Tree Experts. “Bostock’s excellent reputation and high standards of tree care will be a valuable asset to us as we serve customers in the Toronto area.”

To ensure a smooth transition for customers, Bostock’s executive leadership, including Bruce Bostock, David Bostock and David Starkey, as well as a majority of the company’s employees will remain in their roles. “By retaining Bruce and his staff, customers get the best of both worlds – continuity of service from people who already know their property and access to the global resources and scientific research facilities that Bartlett offers,” said Daniels.

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 27 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.

For more information, contact:

Greg Daniels
(203) 323-1131

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