Winter 2012-Behind the Scenes

arborist newsletter

Many organizations and households have people who work
quietly, behind the scenes, to keep operations running
smoothly. Two of the key people who do this at Wachtel
Tree Science are Janet Doss and Brent Kahn.
Janet heads the Plant Health Care (PHC) department. She has
been in this role for over 21 years, and has been an integral part of

many changes and improvements. As PHC manager, she oversees the
PHC personnel and all tree care nutrient and pesticide applications.
She regularly reviews the company’s plant health care products,
selecting those that are most effective and environmentally friendly to
produce desired results. Maintaining the specialized equipment that is
used on a daily basis utilizes her mechanical abilities as well. Janet’s
admirable, fair-minded approach results in superior performance
from our PHC applications and from our employees. Coordination of
weather-dependent work is a constant juggling process that Janet does
most effectively.
Brent Kahn has been with Wachtel for over ten years and has
many prior years of tree care experience. He manages our Tree and
Landscape (T&L) division that performs all our pruning, removal,
and planting projects. He also does a lot of juggling to coordinate
equipment and arborists to meet client and company expectations.
Brent does all this with an approachable, friendly, and efficient
manner. He takes pride in doing things safely, as do the arborists
working with him.
Brent and Janet also work together in cross-training employees
and in scheduling operations. It is not unusual to have planned work
change overnight due to the weather. With the efficiency of a well practiced
fire drill, numerous people will shortly have different jobs
than were planned the night before. They are also those friendly voices
that contact you to notify you of your scheduled work.
We are lucky to have both Janet and Brent as part of the Wachtel
team. Our hats are off to them for doing a great job behind the scenes
for our customers and our company.

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    " Tree removal was recommended, we had a contract, the job was completed on Tuesday. We are very pleased, excellent team work. Thank you to Anthony."

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