Backridge Tree Service Arborists Set to Make Huge Impact in 2015

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Arborists Rob Calley and Travis Morales announce their exciting recent accomplishments.

Named to Florida ISA Board of Directors

Arborist Calley

Certified Arborist Rob Calley has recently been nominated to the board of directors of the International Society of Arboriculture’s Florida Chapter. This is a huge step for Calley, Backridge Tree Service and the local tree care industry. As a board member, Calley will have a direct impact on the tree care industry from safety training and education to state and federal legislation concerning tree care and tree professionals.

"I am humbled by the responsibility, but I can't wait to get started,” said Calley. My top priorities are bringing much needed safety training to our local area, pushing for state licensing of tree professionals, and working hand in hand with the state's finest arboricultural minds to teach the value of trees and tree care to the public."

Arborist Travis Morales has also recently received news of an exciting achievement. He has been accepted by North American Training Solutions (NATS), the world’s leading arboricultural training firm. Morales will travel to Georgia in February for a week-long training program, and after graduation will be a lead instructor for NATS. He will maintain his job as lead arborist at Backridge Tree Service, but travel several times a year around the country putting on training events.

"This is a career dream for me,” said Morales. “NATS is so exclusive, I can't believe it’s real sometimes. I accept the challenge and look forward to making a difference in the profession I love. If one climber learns something from me that will keep him safe and returning to his family every day, I've done my job."

About the company:
Backridge Tree Service, Inc. is a specialty tree company serving residential, commercial and municipal customers in the Florida panhandle. The company was founded in 1998. Backridge Tree Service concentrates on tree pruning and trimming, tree preservation, and tree removal, but they also provide stump grinding, tree installation, tree health care, and any other tree-related needs. All of their tree pruning and tree removal jobs are supervised by their professional arborists. They currently have three full-time ISA Certified Arborists on staff, Rob Calley, Travis Morales, and David Whitley. For more information about Backridge Tree Service, contact the company today by calling 850-939-8533 or visit their website at

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