CLEARWATER – Stevens Tree Service of Clearwater performed pro bono work on Nov. 27 for the Pinellas Hope Homeless Shelter by grinding stumps and removing hazardous branches.
Stevens Tree Service chose the “tent city” as the winner of a holiday tree removal contest because they had the greatest need.
“They had many dead, overhanging branches that were looming over the tents that could fall and hurt someone,” said owner Bob Dixon. “They also had a lot of tree stumps along the sidewalks that were tripping hazards, especially at night because it is not lit.”
Pinellas Hope has always had tree issues that have been safety concerns, but they lacked the funds to pay for the $5,000 job. This is the fourth year that Stevens Tree Service has provided free tree removal services around Thanksgiving.