Cary, NC, October 16, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Doug Cowles, president and CEO of Horticultural Asset Management, Inc., has announced that Superior NW Tree And Shrub Care, Inc. has joined the Premier Level Member (PLM) Network. As a member of the PLM Network, a Superior NW certified arborist will conduct landscape assessments on residential and commercial properties to determine the types, sizes and condition of woody trees and shrubs. From this data, HMI’s system will establish the replacement cost valuation of each plant assessed.
Members of HMI’s PLM Network are able to provide property owners with risk mitigation services, repair and tree replacement services as needed. In addition, PLM Network members receive work referrals, customized covers and discounted pricing on HMI’s property-specific landscape owner’s manual, The HMI Horticultural Assessment.
The HMI system establishes replacement values for landscapes and individual plants, which can be used to establish insurance coverage requirements, help determine casualty loss values and support the asking price of a landscaped property during a real estate transaction. In addition, HMI provides its customers with a Dr. Michael Dirr Plant Guide, which describes each assessed plant and offers customized care and maintenance information.
“The Premier Level Member Network is a critical component of our comprehensive plan to support insurance casualty loss and valuation services for all residential and commercial property owners,” said Cowles. “We are thrilled to expand our services into the Pacific Northwest by having Superior NW Tree And Shrub Care, Inc., one of the leading green industry service providers in the market, join our PLM Network.”
“We are excited to join HMI’s PLM Network,” said Rebecca Moran, president of Superior NW Tree And Shrub Care, Inc. “We believe HMI’s replacement cost values will further consumers’ awareness of the value of their landscape assets, as well as the need for high-quality tree care and risk management plans.”
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, with expert information written or approved by renowned professor 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.
About Superior NW Tree And Shrub Care, Inc.:
Superior NW Tree and Shrub Care, Inc. practices a holistic approach to tree care, using techniques and knowledge that places the company in the forefront of tree health management. Superior NW Tree and Shrub Care, Inc. understands the value of the urban forest and its role in local and regional ecosystems, and it believes that there are significant economic savings intrinsic in preventing tree problems and that this prevention will help to establish a sustainable urban tree cover. By regularly performing tree inspections and surveys for clients, Superior NW Tree and Shrub Care, Inc. is better able to customize tree care to meet specific objectives within prescribed budget constraints. Services offered included appraisal, valuation, tree removal, pruning, crown reduction and site planning services. For more information, please visit their Web site at http://www.superiornw.com or call 877-775-TREE.
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