Research and Development

Davey Canada's commitment to innovation and environmental stewardship dates back to our founding. Our integrated teams of plant, soil, and insect scientists, computer specialists, and horticulture and arboriculture researchers pioneer the methods and materials used to serve the needs of our clients across Canada.

Since its inception, Davey Canada has helped define the science of tree surgery. Our researchers at The Davey Institute registered their first 14 patents in the evolving science of tree care before 1920. This commitment to innovation drives the development of new business opportunities for Davey Canada and the next generation of plant health care strategies.

Our R&D teams know that today's actions have significant impact on tomorrow's environment. Researchers in Davey's laboratories developed the innovative Arbor Green tree fertilizer in 1978. The slow release formula provides nutrients to the plant over a period of two years, reducing the number of applications for our clients.

But we didn't stop there. In August of 2007, we released Arbor Green PRO® an enhanced, newly patented version to assist homeowners, municipalities, parks and businesses in nurturing and protecting their trees and landscape to enhance the value of their properties and the overall health of their communities.

Practical Plant Care

Company founder John Davey believed in addressing the health and maintenance of trees as a practical way to preserve our natural resources. Davey Institute scientists work in our industry-leading labs and diagnostic facilities to identify the materials and treatment programs to strengthen trees' and plants' natural ability to resist insects, diseases and stresses.

Contract & Funded Research

Scientists at The Davey Institute collaborate with U.S. and Canadian environmental agencies, national forest services and leading academic institutions to conduct research on the best practices to increase tree canopies of our cities and to combat invasive species, which can severely damage the tree population.

Examples of our research expertise include these recent projects:

Invasive species management:

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