In the 52nd episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, and Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape, talk with Mark Chisholm, with Aspen Tree Expert Company.
One part acrobat, one part expert rope climber, one part tree physiologist, and several parts competitor and thrill seeker, Mark Chisholm is a third-generation, certified arborist with his family-owned Aspen Tree Expert Company in New Jersey. His expertise in tree care has made him a sought-after consultant and industry spokesperson for the world of arboriculture, and he regularly travels the globe to consult with international arborist associations and conducts educational sessions nationwide on behalf of STIHL Inc.
Chisholm won the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) New Jersey Chapter Tree Climbing Championship 21 years in a row and won the ISA International Tree Climbing Championship in 1997, 2001 and in 2010. Chisholm currently holds the world record in the 50-foot secured footlock climbing event, with a time of 13.8 seconds.
In this podcast, the hosts and Chisholm chat all things arboriculture, including business evolution and service lines; how company culture, values and safety are uniquely intertwined; and why we all must continue to educate ourselves and each other.
Listen to the full podcast below.