Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co. Turns 50

Company Celebrates in Pelham with Tree Planting and Kids Climbing Event
By: Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co.
PELHAM, N.Y. - June 11, 2014 - PRLog -- Working toward their goal of planting 50 trees in area communities this year, CEO Ken Almstead planted a horsechestnut tree in Wolf Lane Park in Pelham.  This year, in honor of their 50th anniversary, the company will plant 50 trees throughout Westchester County (NY), Fairfield County (CT) and Northern New Jersey.

"Pelham has always been a special place for myself and my company," Almstead notes. "My father founded our company in New Rochelle, and I grew up in Pelham. Pelham has always been a community where people valued trees and nature. We're glad to add another specimen tree for people to enjoy."

Swinging at the Pelham Street Fair

After the morning tree planting, arborists and crew members from Almstead hosted a "Kids Climbing Station" at the Pelham Street Fair. Over 500 children donned climbing harnesses and hard hats and safely climbed (or were hoisted) into the tree canopy. The climbing station has become a signature activity for Almstead Tree & Shrub Care, and has been a big hit at events at Wave Hill Public Garden and the Norwalk Tree Festival, among others.

"We do this because it's fun," said Almstead. "Most kids are eager to try it. We're introducing the younger generation to the magic of entering the tree canopy. When they're done, they receive "Junior Arborist" badges from us." The company sponsors the activity as part of their tradition of giving back to the communities that have helped them grow. "People are often surprised that the climbing station is free," says Almstead. "They want to hire us for their brithday parties!"

About Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co

Famly owned and operated, Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Co. celebrates its 50th year in 2014; the company has been serving homeowners, businesses and communities in the tri-state area since 1964. Services include: tree pruning and removal, tree risk assessment, plant health care, lawn care using organic or traditional programs, tick and mosquito control, custom blend fertilization, horticultural consulting and disease and pest management. Headquartered in New Rochelle, NY, Almstead has locations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Almstead can be reached at 800-427-1900 or online at

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