A Look into Davey's Annual Training Program D.I.T.S.

Talking Trees with Davey Tree

Feb 22 2024 • 15 mins

Hear from three students attending the Davey Institute of Tree Sciences (D.I.T.S.) program, Davey's annual flagship training program in biological sciences, safety, tree and plant care and management techniques. Philip Bauerle from Davey's North Pittsburgh office, Izzy Christmann from Davey's Portland office and Max Hackney from Davey's health and safety department talk about their experience in the four-week program, including what they're learning, how they got there and what they're excited to take back home.

In this episode we cover:

  • What D.I.T.S. means to students  (1:20)
  • What's taught at D.I.T.S. (2:00)
  • How students will use what they learned (2:21)
  • Staying in Kent, Ohio, for a month (3:00)
  • Service line-focused training (4:30)
  • D.I.T.S. application process (6:09)
  • Hardest part about D.I.T.S. (6:52)
  • Most fun part about D.I.T.S. (8:02)
  • What students take back to their office (9:04)
  • How the students found Davey Tree (10:36)
  • Weather safety in Florida (12:30)
  • Takeaways from D.I.T.S. (13:33)

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