Carroll Tree Service, Inc., a TCIA Accredited commercial tree care company located in Owings Mills, Maryland was awarded, through Corman Construction and the National Park Service, the honor of caring for the historic American Elm trees that border the walkways of what is arguably this country’s most revered piece of ground.
The project, led by Corman Construction, involves the demolition and reconstruction of the reflecting pool, its access points and adjacent walkways, and the rehabilitation of numerous utility, landscape, and hardscape elements.
Carroll Tree Service has built a strong foundation in tree preservation work over the past several years. The company has been involved with many high-profile commercial and institutional projects where the loss or decline of specimen trees would have been considered unacceptable. This history, combined with the expressed knowledge and expertise of the company’s workforce, made Carroll Tree Service a welcome addition to Corman Construction’s project team. “When awarded the privilege to rehabilitate a national treasure like the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool and faced with the task of preserving the historic elm trees framing the project, Corman decided to partner with Carroll Tree Service. We have a history of success with them on sensitive projects and knew that they would relish the opportunity to rise to this challenge.” – Dennis Brown, Corman Construction Project Manager, Rehabilitation of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool and Grounds Project
The primary mandate of Carroll Tree Service is to maintain the health, vigor, and aesthetic value of the existing trees throughout the duration of the project. To that end, the company will provide a multi-faceted monitoring and service approach under the direct supervision of certified arborists. Responsibilities include:
► Tree preservation
► Canopy pruning
► Plant healthcare analysis
► Integrated pest management
► Worksite safety and hazard analysis
The Carroll Tree Service staff is well aware of the importance of ensuring only the best possible outcome for this project. General Manager Steve Mays Jr., was fundamental in securing the contract and will oversee its fulfillment. “Our guys take great pride in being involved with such an important project,” he said. Echoing the sentiment of his oldest son, Steven R. Mays Sr., President of Carroll Tree Service, expressed the company’s thoughts about being involved with such a significant undertaking. “We are humbled and honored for the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing health of the many wonderful trees on this historic site,” he stated.