Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Blog

Monday, October 11, 2010

In the Business for Too Long...

We're working at this commercial site today, taking down 3 pines. Something seems oddly familiar with the landscape. I think I ran this planting job back in the 80's with good-ole Laflamme Services. We drop the last pine and before El Chivo starts in with the stump grinder I see a green plastic strip stuck in the wood of the stump. I pulled it out and it's a tagging-seal, number 453, with the name "Laflamme."

I tagged the darned thing in a nursery 25 years ago with an architect and planted it at the site...

Evidence: The Laflamme tree tag
When you get called to cut down 40' trees that you planted when they were 6', it's got to be telling you something.

-Bob Bociek, CT Branch Manager at Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Company