Love and Care for Trees

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Small Business Spotlight: TrueTimber Tree Service

Who: Scott Turner

What: A tree-care business

Where: Richmond, Va.

When: 1998

How: Turner traveled around the world for five years while serving in the U.S. Navy, and also earned a Master’s degree in physics before he started his career as a certified arborist. He pursued his love of trees and founded the company in 1998, and also added an outdoor outfitting business, “Riverside Outfitters” in 2005. This company emphasizes recreational tree climbing and river play.

Quote from the owner: “We are doing well. Richmond has been a little more insulated than the rest of the country from the recession,” he said. “So we are lucky from that standpoint.”