Special Collections and Archives

Davey Tree Expert Company/ Introduction

Special Collections and Archives

Davey Tree Expert Company/ Introduction

Davey Tree Expert Company, Records

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Historical Note

Founded by John Davey and his son Martin L. Davey, the Davey Tree Expert Company was incorporated on February 4, 1909. In the original articles of incorporation, the purpose of the new company was stated as the, "...care, preservation, cultivation, propagation, and sale of trees, shrubs and vines, and the practice of landscape architecture." In addition, the company established one of the first formal, professional schools for tree surgery in the country.

Detailed History of the Davey Tree Company


Scope and Content

This collection is comprised of company reports, correspondence, financial statements, stockholder information, and copies of the Davey Bulletin. In addition, Box 22 contains photographs relating to the history and operations of the company. Files are arranged alphabetically by broad subject. Within the same subject, items are ordered chronologically.


Box 20-- Davey Bulletin, Reports, Correspondence

Box 21-- Financial Statements, Stockholder Letters

Box 22-- Photographs