Horticultural Asset Management Adds Bartlett Tree Experts To Field Assessment Network

Leading Tree Care Company To Perform HMI Horticultural Assessments.

Raleigh, NC, August 09, 2006 --(PR.com)-- Doug Cowles, executive vice president and COO of Horticultural Asset Management, Inc. (HMI), has announced that Bartlett Tree Experts, an international leader in residential and commercial tree and shrub care, has joined HMI’s Premier Level Member (PLM) network of field-based landscape assessors. As a member of the PLM network, Bartlett’s arborist representatives will conduct landscape assessments on residential and commercial properties to determine the types, sizes and general health of trees and shrubs. Information will be entered into HMI’s system to establish the replacement cost valuation of each plant. In addition, Bartlett will provide property owners with risk mitigation services, repair and even tree replacement services, as needed.

“Our PLM network is a critical component of our comprehensive plan to provide insurance, casualty loss, and valuation services for all residential and commercial property owners,” said Cowles. “Bartlett Tree Experts is a leading green industry service provider and we are pleased that they understand the value of our assessments and have joined our PLM network.”

“Bartlett prides itself on providing knowledgeable customers with high value tree care services,” said Greg Daniels, president of Bartlett Tree Experts. “We are excited about being a part of HMI’s PLM network because we believe the products HMI is supporting will further consumers’ awareness of the value of their landscape and the need for high quality tree care and risk management plans. We feel HMI’s products have great promise for the entire industry.”

About Horticultural Asset Management, Inc. (HMI):
Horticultural Asset Management, Inc. provides revolutionary products and services that are utilized by green industry professionals as well as experts in the tax, insurance and real estate industries. HMI’s Horticultural Scientific Standard (HS²™) enables HMI Horticultural Assessments to provide accurate replacement costs for landscape assets. The replacement cost valuations provided in the HMI Horticultural Assessments can help property owners recover from the loss of landscape assets and they also provide valuable information to those purchasing properties. Also included in the HMI Horticultural Assessments is the Michael Dirr Plant Guide, written by renowned instructor and author Dr. Michael Dirr, the plant guide provides customized care instructions as well as photographs and plant descriptions. For more information or to view a sample HMI Horticultural Assessment please visit the Web site http://www.moneygrowsontrees.com or call 866-937-6468.

Patty Briguglio
MMI Associates, Inc.
7406-H Chapel Hill Road
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 233-6600 • (919) 233-0300 (fax)

Horticultural Asset Management
Patty Briguglio