Tree service opens 4.1.09

Written by David Green.

A former Morenci resident’s longing to move back home brings a new business to the area.

Morenci Area High School graduate Tom Knight has returned to open Down to Earth Tree Service.

Knight finished school in Morenci in 1992 and served in the U.S. Army for four years. He began working for Consumers Energy in 1997 with the utility’s tree-trimming department and later took a job with Detroit Edison. During the last five years he worked with a private tree trimming firm in Ann Arbor.

“I decided I miss Morenci a whole lot,” Knight said, “and decided to move back to the place I call home.”

Knight provides trimming services and chipping and arranges for stump removal when needed. He has a chipper truck, but he climbs trees to do the trimming.

Knight offers discounts to senior citizens and he’s had experience trimming around power lines.

“I have a journeyman’s card for working around high voltage lines,” Knight said, referring to his past work with utility companies.

An advertisement for Knight’s service is on page 14 of this week’s Observer.

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