Author Archives: Chris Long

About Chris Long

Chris graduated from SIU in 1999 with a bachelor degree in business and a focus in entrepreneurship. He gained 4 years of corporate experience at MH Equipment Company in Peoria, IL, in the fields of accounting and safety and loss, and returned to southern Illinois in 2007 Chris to start his own company, Long Forestry Consultation LLC. In 2012 he returned to SIU to pursue an MBA. It was during this time that he worked at the Small Business Development Center consulting local entrepreneurs, served as President of the Graduate Business Association, was a founding member of the Graduate Saluki Investment Fund, participated in Toastmasters International, and sat on the Graduate Professional Student Council. Today Chris is back at Long Forestry Consultation and has started a second company called VMC – the Vegetation Management Company.

The Importance of Equipment Calibration

The Importance of Equipment Calibration

Calibrating your spray equipment is a critical step to take if you are going to spray chemicals. There are plenty of sources, including several excellent videos on YouTube, that tell you how to calibrate different pieces of equipment.

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The Herbicide mix

The Herbicide mix

At VMC our applicators are licensed in every state we operate and our in-house training program ensures that all of our applicators handle, transport, mix, and apply herbicides in a safe and efficient manner. We believe that VMC can provide application services that are a step above our competitors.

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To Remove or Save Your Ash Tree?

To Remove or Save Your Ash Tree?

With the arrival of the Emerald Ash Borer in southern Illinois many homeowners and landowners are left with questions as to what to do with the ash trees in their yards or woodlots. Below are some general rules of thumb that are followed when deciding to either save the ash tree with insecticide treatments or to have the tree removed.

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