Sarasota-based Biological Tree Services, founded by Tammy Kovar in 2004, was selected as a finalist in the 2009 Sustainable Florida’s “Best Practices Awards.” Since 1990, The Sustainable Florida – Collins Center has been the premier statewide organization promoting best practices in creating a more sustainable Florida.
The organization’s signature initiative is its annual “2009 Sustainable Florida Best Practice Award” which provides state-wide recognition for accomplishments and leadership in sustainable development and is the respected measure of best performance standards in the integration of environmental, social and economic factors for the long-term sustainability of Florida.
Biological Tree Services was selected as one of three finalists in the “Small Business Category”. Only twenty-one Florida companies were elected finalists from a qualifying field of eighty nominees. Winners from the seven categories, including Small Business, will be announced on June 9th at the 11th Annual Sustainable Florida Best Practices Awards in Orlando. Tammy is being recognized for her many contributions to environmental protection and beautification, including her extensive outreach in education, conservation, and encouraging incorporation of pro-active biological based landscape methodologies. Her company’s “natural” best practices represent a complete break from traditional chemically-based “fertility” programs.
Biological Tree Services is the service-based subsidiary of parent company Think Global LLC which is a globally aware, leading specialty landscape maintenance service provider and product distributor focused on the utilization of natural biological products and environmentally responsible integrated pest management practices. The innovative programs employed by Think Global introduce living microbes into urban and rural (agricultural) landscapes to drive the natural sustainable processes found in forest ecosystems throughout the world. And, BTS’s natural products comply with the new Sarasota County fertilizer ordinance requirement to reduce chemical fertilizer use.