Nelson Tree Spotlights

Fast Acting NTS Crew Saves Woman’s Life!

February 15, 2021

A two- person bucket crew was working in West Salem, a small Southeastern Illinois community of about 900 people. The crew consisted of John Cox and Miles KimmelGF Mark McCormick had just pulled up to visit the crew. John had finished trimming and was cradling the bucket. Miles was working on the ground and was walking towards Mark’s truck. All of a sudden they heard a man yelling for help from the driveway next door.  Miles and Mark looked over and saw an elderly man holding his wife in the driveway and could see that her white hair was blood soaked. Miles ran to the neighbors while Mark pulled his truck up. Miles yelled to Mark to call 911 and for John to grab the first aid kit. The elderly man was waiting for his wife to get into their van. He had his foot on the brake while the van was in gear. As she was walking up to the van, his foot slipped off of the brake and hit the gas. He had run over her lower leg. The force had knocked her to the ground causing a head injury. Miles jumped in and quickly took the initiative. She had a very bad laceration to her leg that was bleeding profusely. It appeared that there was damage to the artery. Miles grabbed bandages and quickly bandaged the wound and held pressure on the leg until the paramedics could arrive. After calling 911 Mark held the lady and tried to keep her comfortable and prevent her from going into shock. John was there helping with wound care and preventing shock. Once paramedics arrived and saw the extent of the injuries, they called life-flight helicopter to the scene. After everything was over, the paramedics informed our employees that had they not quickly acted, called 911, and provided the first aid that they did, that the lady most likely would have bled out in the driveway before medical help could have been provided to her. The lady is expected to make a full recovery and return home soon! 

Shown here (top to bottom): Miles Kimmel, Marl McCormick, John Cox

1000 Safe Working Days!

February 15, 2021

Congratulations to all of our Wisconsin crews for working 1,000 consecutive days without an injury. Reaching such a great milestone starts with our teams believing in our safety culture and following it up with execution. We are celebrating this achievement by rewarding all of our WI folks with a customized, high quality, Class 3 sweatshirt that we regularly see our professionals wearing proudly. Keep up the great work!

Tim Smith Receives IAA “Tree Worker Award”

January 26, 2021

We would like to congratulate Tim Smith on receiving the “Tree Worker Award” from the Indiana Arborist Association (IAA). This award is given to individuals who have significantly improved the quality of tree care, climbing techniques, and/or safety of tree care professionals. It also recognizes tree care workers who have, through their expertise and customer interaction, advanced the understanding and professionalism of arboriculture to consumers.

Tim virtually received this well deserved award on January 26th at the IAA awards program presentation. Tim, Nelson Tree, our customers,  and everyone in our industry, thank you for making our world a greener and better place!