St. Louis Business Journal Honors GREEN Kolbeco PR Client

October 24, 2008
Hansen’s Tree Service has been named a 2008 “Hero of the Planet” by the St. Louis Business Journal. Hansen’s has locations in St. Louis, O’Fallon, and Branson, Missouri, and was a finalist in the Sustainable Operations category.

Hansen’s received the honor this week because of the company’s dedication to keeping green waste out of land fills, implementing environmentally friendly practices at its facilities, and pursuing innovative ways to recycle materials. According to the article by Rick Desloge in the October 24-30 issue of the St. Louis Business Journal:

“Hansen’s has produced about 35,000 tons of mulch this year, and with the fall leaf and tree cleanup season, the total could be more than 50,000 tons, said Jeff Hansen, president and owner who founded the company in 1988 … Hansen’s Tree Service started recycling its green waste in 2001. This year the total has grown to some 150,000 cubic yards of wood waste, leaves and grass that’s converted into mulch and compost…

Keeping wood and other green waste out of landfills is what Hansen had in mind when he started working with communities to take over that part of their trash collection. Hansen’s Tree Service now handles green recycling programs for five communities in the western part of the metro area – O’Fallon, Lake St. Louis, Wentzville, Wright City and Warrenton – and Branson in southwest Missouri.”

Hansen’s has been a Kolbeco PR client since 2005, and has received extensive coverage in local, business and trade media. Kolbeco congratulates the entire team at Hansen’s for their “Tree-Mendous” work and for their commitment to the environment.

Hansen’s Tree Service, founded by Jeff Hansen in 1988, performs residential and commercial tree services, including diagnosis, treatment, pruning, tree removal, stump removal and lawn care. As the first tree-care company in Missouri to become certified by the Tree Care Industry Association, Hansen’s maintains rigorous standards of quality and education to keep in line with the latest science in the industry.

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