Cary, NC, November 28, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Doug Cowles, president and CEO of Horticultural Asset Management, Inc. (HMI) (www.moneygrowsontrees.com), has announced that his company has reached an agreement with Bartlett Tree Experts (www.bartlett.com), a nationwide provider of tree and shrub care services. Under this new agreement, Bartlett is making its local arborists available throughout its U.S. branch network of over 80 offices to support the creation of Certified HMI Horticultural Assessments (Assessments). Bartlett personnel will also be available to conduct both remedial and preventive services which may be required as a result of the assessment process. The agreement greatly expands HMI’s market coverage by making its products and service available throughout Bartlett’s pre-existing network.
Certified Assessments provide HMI clients with detailed information regarding the trees and shrubs on their properties. The information includes a plant description, location, replacement cost value, general health assessment and other important data which can be used for insurance, tax, real estate or risk management applications. HMI is currently providing its Assessments to insurance companies to support enhanced insurance products on landscaping as well as for risk mitigation services for their customers. Other HMI clients include home sellers who want to highlight the value of their landscaping during the sale process and home buyers interested in documenting the types and health of the trees and shrubs on the properties they are looking to acquire.
“Bartlett has been a valuable partner to HMI as we have been building our data collection programs and services,” said Cowles. “We are proud to have them supporting our products in many important markets across the country.”
“Bartlett has always prided itself on offering its clients superior service and valuable information about their trees and shrubs,” said Greg Daniels, Bartlett’s president. “Certified HMI Assessments represent a perfect complement to our mission of increasing consumers’ awareness of the value of their plant material. The fact that the Assessments can also be used to insure and protect these valuable assets is a big development to our industry and Bartlett is excited to be involved.”
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 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 www.moneygrowsontrees.com or call 866-937-6468.
About Bartlett Tree Experts:
The F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company was founded in 1907 by Francis A. Bartlett and is the world’s leading scientific tree and shrub care company. The organization’s current chairman, Robert A. Bartlett Jr., represents the third generation of Bartlett family management. Bartlett has offices in 25 U.S. states, Canada, Ireland and Great Britain. Services include pruning, integrated pest and disease management, soil analysis and management, cabling and bracing, tree lightning protection systems and tree/stump removal. Its corporate offices are located in Stamford, Conn. To find out more, visit the company’s web site at www.bartlett.com or call 1-877-BARTLETT (227-8538).
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