The Davey Tree Expert Company presented its Golden Oak Award to Matthew Perry and Blake Snedaker for superior achievement at the Davey Institute of Tree Sciences (DITS).
Perry, from the Portland territory, and Snedaker, from Northwest Chicago, earned the awards for their academic efforts at the annual training program. Both are sales trainees.
The two shared top honors because their final scores were closer than six-one hundredths of one point. Scores are compiled from results of exams on such topics as tree and plant care, disease diagnosis, and management techniques.
Perry earned his degree from Humboldt State University and joined Davey in 2007. Snedaker is a graduate of Brigham Young University-Idaho and joined the company in 2008.