Like all businesses, Chippers is responding to and operating based on the latest Covid-19 information from our state and national leaders. While Vermont and New Hampshire have not yet shut down all non-essential businesses, we are planning as though it will happen. So, we are currently operating under a new set of guidelines with contingency plans in place if and when the shutdown of non-essential services is announced.
While we are currently providing all of our services, we have implemented the following procedures as it is decidedly not business as usual:
• All workplace guidelines for hygiene and social distancing are in practice, with several of our administrative team members working from home.
• It is not necessary to be present when your Sales Consultant assesses a job and prepares an estimate.
• If possible before a Sales Consultant’s visit, please mark the trees in question with a ribbon or tape, or email photos of tree/shrub or lawn/garden areas of concern.
• Our Sales Consultants will let you know when they are on your property, but will not be knocking on your door, so please do not go out to greet them. Simply be ready to answer the phone or respond to a follow-up email should there be questions.
• Once the work is scheduled, there is no need meet with the crew or technician. The crew is always well briefed by the Sales Consultant and the Operations Manager; however, if the crew leader or technician has any questions, they will call you. If you have questions, please call the office.
• If for any reason you are outside or otherwise meet our Sales Consultant, the crew or a technician, please practice safe social distancing by staying 6 feet away.
Prepared for Decision on Essential Services Only
If and when non-essential businesses are required to close, Chippers will continue to provide services that are essential to public safety, pending VT and NH state approval:
• Hazardous tree pruning and removals
• Tick control
• Treatments for invasive lawn pests such as grubs and chinch bugs
• Treatments for pests and diseases affecting our trees and shrubs, including emerald ash borer
• Treatments for invasive plant species, such as Japanese knotweed
We hope to be able to provide gardening & landscaping services that incorporate edibles (such as vegetables, berries and herbs) with ornamentals, so that the essentialness of this service is preserved.
Please contact us with any questions or comments at firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring will still spring and summer will still arrive in all its glory…and we will still be here for you.
Mundy Wilson Piper
President & CEO