Horticultural Asset Management, Inc. Announces Two New Hires

Cary, NC, June 12, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Doug Cowles, president and CEO of Horticultural Asset Management, Inc. (HMI) (www.moneygrowsontrees.com), has announced that Bill George and Sherri Koester have joined the firm. George has been named director of field services, and Koester has been named director of plant data and content.

As director of field services, George will serve as a liaison between the firm and current and potential clients regarding the specific type, value and condition of their landscape assets. Prior to joining HMI, he held various positions in the American Express Travel Related Service Division for more than 16 years and has previous experience on Wall Street as the director of business development for Beyondbond, LLC, a fixed income risk management consulting firm. A native of New Jersey, he resides in Berkeley Heights, N.J. with his wife and three children.

As director of plant data and content, Koester will handle plant data collection and conduct research for new company products. She earned a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from Texas Tech University in Lubbock and later earned a master’s degree in product design from North Carolina State University in Raleigh. Koester previously owned a landscape design, installation and maintenance firm for more than seven years. She is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. A native of Texas, she resides in Cary with her husband.

“I am pleased to welcome Bill and Sherri to HMI,” said Cowles. “They each bring unique experience and a great deal of knowledge to the firm. I am confident in their ability to bring continued success to the firm.”

About Horticultural Asset Management, Inc. (HMI):
Horticultural Asset Management, Inc. (HMI) is the only source for standardized replacement cost valuations and objective inspections of the condition of trees and shrubs (trees) on residential and commercial properties. Working with leading horticultural and arboricultural experts, HMI has developed proprietary data collection software which enables its national network of arborists to efficiently and accurately inventory the trees on a property. When this data is uploaded to HMI’s patent-pending evaluation system, the company is able to provide property owners, buyers, insurers, accountants and others with detailed reports that include critical information about the specific type, value and condition of these important assets. HMI is enabling property owners to better manage their valuable trees by supporting improved insurance products and providing important information about any trees which may require remedial services to protect against a loss of the tree or damage to a nearby structure or other asset. For more information, please visit the Web site at www.Moneygrowsontrees.com or call (866) 937-6468.

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