The way he shared his knowledge and experience was always appreciated and will be greatly missed,” said CEO Scott M. “I did two summers as a grunt,” he said in a company bulletin in 2013. “When I started out, we had almost all climbing crews, and a one-man chain saw that was heavy. “You had to tie them in when you were up in the tree. And not every truck had a dump mechanism, so we had to drag the chips out.” As the industry grew, so did the quality of the equipment.In the 1950s, Asplundh had just begun to manufacture bucket trucks from which arborists cleared the branches near Philadelphia Electric Co. “We actually rented some of our buckets to Peco line crews, and I showed the linemen how to start and run the truck, and they showed me how to climb poles! “Today,” he said in 2013, “we have one-man saws that are much lighter — just eight or nine pounds.“Our patients and our community will continue to benefit from his generosity and support.” “When the new building opens next summer, the absence of Chris will be difficult for many of us,” said Kyle.“Chris was very interested in and excited about this important project.” Mr.Asplundh’s son, said his father was a larger-than-life figure who filled a room with his energy and never wasted a moment.Whatever he did, he did with great enthusiasm, his son said.The younger Asplundh said he and his father shared many interests: “He and I became very good friends.
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Christopher Brooke Asplundh Sr., 77, of Huntingdon Valley, the last of the second-generation executives of the family-owned Asplundh Tree Expert Co.
who led the firm through exponential growth and changes in the utility tree-trimming business, died Thursday, Aug. “The energy and leadership that Chris put into this company was tremendous. Asplundh started in 1957 as a ground man on a climbing crew that trimmed trees during the summer.
You saw the problems they faced and you were there to help solve them.
You also went up against the competition, and I always liked that. Asplundh expanded his oversight of line-clearing operations to Illinois and New England.
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