In The News
Service Comes Through Again For The Association
past spring, Acme Tree Service sprayed the trees at our plantings at the
intersection of I-74 and North Bend Road. Early this past November, Acme
returned to feed all the trees at the site. Supplies and labor to
accomplish these services were provided free of cost to the Association
by Acme's co-owner, Kevin Griffin, at his own initiative. Beautification
Chairperson, Robey Klare, explained that the sever conditions in which
these trees are located would otherwise make it difficult for them to
remain healthily. She feels Acme's continued support, year in and year
out, allows the trees to survive in their harsh environment of traffic
pollutants, wind and rocky soil. Acme is a business member of the
Association and we extend out sincere thanks for the generosity of this
Monfort Heights/White Oak
Association - January 2012
Again to Acme Tree Service
Acme Tree Service again fertilized and sprayed the I-74/North Bend Road
interchange acreage that we maintain. All the chemicals and the time and
the expertise required for the valuable service were contributed by
Acme. We thank Don and Kevin Griffin, the second and third generation
owners of Acme Tree Service, for their community service, and encourage
members to patronize their fine local business.
Monfort Heights/White Oak
Association - January 2010
Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!
...To Acme Tree and
Landscaping Service. Acme fertilized all of our trees and bushes at
Colerain Avenue and I-275, and at Hamilton Avenue and I-275.
Association - March 2009
and Landscape Service does it again!
If you've driven by the 1-74/North Bend Road interchange and noticed the
many trees which the Association planted there over the last 12 years,
please also think of Acme Tree and Landscape Service.
For years, Acme has fertilized and sprayed the trees our Association
planted, at no charge to the Association. This service is worth hundreds
of dollars annually to our Association.
The roadside location is a tough spot for trees to survive — hot and dry
in the summer and cold and windy in the winter — and Acme's professional
contributions of time, material and expertise have helped many of these
trees to survive when they otherwise would not have made it.
Our thanks to Don and Kevin Griffin, third generation owners of Acme
Tree Service. We encourage members to patronize this fine local
Heights White Oak Community Association Newsletter - January 2008
All around Greater
Cincinnati, stress takes its toll. Overwork to produce a good life,
pressures from outside sources, physical injuries, vitamin deficiencies
and diseases all cause stress, experts agree. But these experts are
talking about trees.
"Trees get stressed out, just like man," said Kevin Griffin, who with
his father and two brothers own and operate Acme Tree Service in Green
Township. They are all Ohio-certified arborists.
"I don't know if you'd call us tree doctors," Griffin said. "Doctors
have medical degrees and they can ask their clients how they feel, while
trees don't tell you anything. "I have to go on what I see. Often, a
tree is stressed by what has been going on in the area."
Arborists frequently are consulted too late to save a tree. Many fatal
tree problems start out like colds to people, Kevin Griffin said. "If
you get a cold and treat it right, you are going to get better faster.
If you continue to eat junk food and let the cold go untreated, you're
apt to catch pneumonia," he said.
"I'd like to see every homeowner take the time to go out in his yard
every spring and survey the trees," said his father, Don Griffin. "The
average person most often can tell when a tree doesn't look right. We
are in the business of trying to save trees, but I'd say what we do is
about 50% saving and 50% taking trees down.
The Cincinnati Enquirer - June 1990
Arbor Day Luncheon Set By Tree Council
The Greater Cincinnati
Tree Council will have their Arbor Day Civic luncheon Friday, April 30,
in the community Room at noon.
John L. Griffin is chairman of the organization which promotes the
appreciation and preservation of shade trees. Mayor Walton H. Bachrach
will present awards given by the Council for outstanding work in the
tree poster contest, held in the school art classes, and in the tree
saving campaign, where builders and architects have saved or planted
trees around residences and business buildings.
Hills Press - 1965
Touch not a single bough
woodsman spared the tree.
John, a retired AT&T engineering supervisor, has a 30-foot pine tree in his
“Pine cones are a headache with the lawnmower – pine needles cover the walk
and we drag them to the house,” he said. “I thought to save some work by
having it cut down.”
John phoned Acme Tree Service. Don Griffin, 40, whose family has run Acme 35
years, came to see this offending pine.
“I’ll cut it if you want me to, but only if I cover the Acme sign on my
truck,” Don told John. “Anybody would think I was nuts to cut down a tree
wife wants it cut down,” said John.
“Tell her it’ll cost $400,” suggested Don. “That’ll talk her out of it.”
“Okay, you’ve talked me out of it, and yourself out of a job,” said John.
Griffin wasn’t the least upset about losing the job, the bill for which
would have been $50, not $400.
do it all the time,” Don said. “If somebody wants a beautiful tree cut
because it puts leaves in their yard, I tell them the neighbor’s leaves will
blow into their yard. I hate to see a nice tree come out.”
Cincinnati Enquirer - 1973
New Prexy of Tree Council
John L. “Jack” Griffin has become the first private company executive to be
elected president of the Greater Cincinnati Tree Council. He is the
president of the Acme Tree Service founded in 1940, and operates his
business with his son Donald “Don” Griffin.
Objectives of the Council are to promote appreciation of the esthetic and
economic values of shade trees and to encourage planting of new trees and
preservation of existing shade trees.
Hills Press - 1955