“Growing A Greener Community…”
While remaining rooted in customer satisfaction, we will be progressive and proactive in our business management weathering changes in the environment and the economy. We will be industrious in our work, operating with integrity. We will promote the personal growth of our employees. We will be good stewards of our environment. We will be efficient in our work practices. We will promote tree planting and protective maintenance. We will strive to establish long-term relationships with our clients, peers, suppliers, and staff. We will promote awareness of trees and their benefits to our local community. We will invest in our environment.
“… One Tree At A Time”
We will see both the proverbial forest and the trees. Recognizing their importance, we will value each individual relationship, every day, and every job. We will strive for the best in tree care practices. Continuing education in tree maintenance will be a priority for us. We will recognize trees as assets in our community. Time is priceless; we will choose to spend it wisely. Valuing the time of those we deal with, we will endeavour to communicate clearly and respond promptly.
Wyoming Tree Service founders Tim and Gratiana Wilkins shared a background in agriculture and a love for the outdoors. In the winter of 1999-2000, the new parents began cutting firewood to heat their home and as a supplemental income. Recognizing Tim’s proficiency with a chainsaw, family and friends began requesting his assistance with their tree cutting projects. Ever the entrepreneur, Tim was inspired to establish “Wyoming Tree Service”. Tim founded the fleet with an old Ford pick-up truck, some Husqvarna saws, a Vermeer brush chipper, and a Rayco stump grinder. Gratiana built upon her business administration knowledge to study accounting while Tim completed a chainsaw course and mentored with a forestry professional.
An experienced tractor operator, Tim expanded the business to include snow and ice management services the following winter. In the first few years, the business increased from a home-based company to a larger operation. A base with equipment storage and an office trailer was set up on Tim’s family farm. Safety took precedence for the growing team of staff. Regular investments in training sessions with the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association and Arboriculture Canada as well as professional affiliations with the International Society of Arboriculture, Landscape Ontario, and the Snow & Ice Management Association renewed professional development. An expanding fleet and efficient work practices resulted in growth. Blessed with success, the company branched out into several areas of operation.
In 2008, Wyoming Tree Service moved to their current location on Plympton Street in Wyoming, Ontario. A fully staffed office provides optimal customer service. A large, functional fleet of equipment is enhanced by the on-site maintenance facility. Bulk materials such as firewood, mulch, and road salt are stored on site. Retail tree care products are offered for sale. However, Tim and Gratiana’s commitment to personal service remains unchanged. Working with neighborhood suppliers continues investment into local economy. Employee appreciation events and team building activities strengthen staff camaraderie. Community involvement is a priority as the company sponsors local events, participates in parades, offers educational sessions, visits schools, and plants trees.
Safety continues to be a priority for the business. The team currently encompasses over twenty full-time staff and more than fifty seasonal staff including four tree service crews, two property maintenance crews, and thirty snow & ice management routes. An operations manager schedules daily work while sales staff provide estimates. Administrative personnel communicate with clients and maintain records. Tim and Gratiana continue to work alongside team leaders who share the vision for growth, greenspace, and community.