How to Start an IPM Program for Proper Tree Care
Speaker: Andrew Wimmel, Arborist - Sam Hill Tree Care

Tree Care & Arborist Track: How to Start an IPM Program for Proper Tree Care

Thursday, August 5  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM .... CEU: TNLA 1

Are you thinking about offering Plant Health Care services? Not sure what to offer, what equipment to buy, how to train, or even where to start? This conversation will highlight steps to take in the development of your new Plant Health Care department. We will discuss what equipment is needed to start, what your Technicians need in the way of training, what is needed for TDA compliance for chemical application, ways to market your services to your existing clients and more. CEUs Available: TNLA Tree Care & Arborist Track is sponsored by Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements

Andrew Wimmel,

Sam Hill Tree Care ... Operations Manager • Arborist • Safety Manager

Andrew is the Operations Manager and Senior Arborist for Sam Hill Tree Care. He is a transplant from southwest Missouri that joined the team in 2016. In the Operations role Andrew directs the safety, production and personnel development for the Tree Care and Plant Health Care divisions of the company. As the Senior Arborist, Andrew manages or assists Sam with the more complicated projects for the company. These range from tree preservation through construction, to tree risk assessment and also to developing and implementing total tree and landscape management plans for our clients.

Andrew began his leadership journey when he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2006. During his six years in the infantry he attended many professional military education (PME) courses. The most profound influence on him was when he assisted in the Funeral Honors for several Marines who were killed in operations overseas. The time serving the families of fallen Marines stayed with him after he left the service honorably in 2012 as a Sergeant.

Andrew is a Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) through the Tree Care Industry Association. Maintaining a Certified Treecare Safety Professional on staff means that organizations are committed to safe practices in arboricultural operations. He is also a voting member of the Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) ANSI Z133. This committee sets national safety standards for the tree care industry. He is fortunate to sit and learn from subject matter experts and leaders throughout the industry. He brings this training and experience back to sharpen the Sam Hill team and the greater DFW tree care industry. Andrew strives to leave a legacy of servant leadership and cultivating generosity.

Andrew is a frequent speaker for regional training events for those studying to become ISA Certified Arborists. Andrew holds an A.A.S in Turf and Landscape Management. He is an ISA Certified Arborist and is working towards his Board Certified Master Arborist credential. He is Texas Oak Wilt Qualified and ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified. Additionally, he is a TDA Commercial Pesticide Applicator and a Certified Professional Turfgrass Manager through the Texas Turfgrass Association. 

Andrew and Sara, his bride of six years, are very active in their church community. They are the proud parents of two beautiful daughters, Anna and Deborah. They also have a furbaby, Maximus, that keeps the house quite lively. When they are not reading, Andrew and his family love to grill, hike, play outdoors and explore this new state of theirs (the Ft. Worth Zoo is a family favorite).

EDUCATION SPONSOR: Landmark Nurseries, Inc.  
Landmark Nurseries is dedicated to continually supplying top quality plant material while maintaining superior customer service. These goals and focus allow Landmark to continue to provide a strong foundation for their continued growth and support of the green industry. In addition to its wholesale locations, Landmark operates four growing facilities located throughout Texas in Edgewood, Grand Saline, Kirbyville, and Round Rock. From annuals, perennials, shrubs, ground cover, to trees, each operation specializes in different aspects of Landmark’s goal to service the green industry as a whole. The farms encompass over 900 acres allowing Landmark to grow quality products while being able to maintain fair pricing.

HISTORY -- Landmark Nurseries, Inc. was founded over 20 years ago by Jim Prewitt. Jim began his landscape career doing jobs for friends and neighbors and soon after opened his first wholesale nursery in Garland, Texas. In 1992, Landmark moved from Garland to Coppell, Texas to set up new corporate headquarters and begin a long term goal of expanding facilities to service landscapers across the state. Since then, four other wholesale distribution locations have been added to major markets in Texas.

Address:     1510 Royston Ln, Round Rock, TX 78664
Email:    jprewitt@landmarknurseries.com    
Contact:   Jim Prewitt
Phone:    (512) 251-9238   FAX:  (512) 251-7117


Thank You For Trusting Us with the long-term health of your trees
Sam Hill Tree Care is your source for professional tree care provided by personnel trained in the highest of industry standards. Founded in 1998, Sam Hill Tree Care is a full service expert tree and landscape health care company serving Dallas. Our team consists of trained arborists that adhere to American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to OSHA safety standards.

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