Safety has been and always will be at the forefront of our organization — in the services we provide to our utility partners and in developing the industry’s newest leaders.
This dedication to safe practices is a core value of the organization that is ingrained in our DNA and a nod to our founder Richard E. Abbott, who helped develop the Z133 Tree Trimming Safety Standards through the American National Standards Institute. His influence on safety set a precedent for our industry.
A commitment to safety and the development of our employees is showcased in our organization’s Richard E. Abbott Safety Scholarship — a $1,000 award that is granted annually to two employees who are seeking to further their career development and commitment to safety.
Congratulations to our inaugural recipients Lorraine Konopka, a consulting utility forester for ACRT, and Jason Llano, a utility arborist supervisor I for ACRT.