Company Launches New Outdoor Disinfectant Application Service

Bartlett Tree Experts to Help Communities Disinfect Hardscapes

14th May 2020 – Understanding that outdoor spaces where people congregate are often heavily used, but rarely disinfected against harmful viruses and microorganisms, Bartlett Tree Experts is offering a new disinfectant application service in the UK and Ireland. Leveraging the use of existing equipment, resources and infrastructure, the Company can now assist businesses and homeowners through the application of disinfectant products to foot paths, patios or decks, fences, gates, playground equipment, stadium seating, park benches, outdoor furniture and tables, and other outdoor hard surfaces.

Scientists at The Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories from our site in Reading have researched the list of DEFRA registered disinfectants, following guidelines from The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), and conducted in house testing, to find a product that was best fit for the outdoor environment. Following on from the launch of this service in the USA and Canada late last month the collaborative teams at Bartlett have worked on the correct application of this product that is highly effective in controlling a wide range of microbes that cause many illnesses including COVID-19.

“Offering this service is a natural extension for us since so many aspects of our business already focus on helping people in our communities maintain safe outdoor spaces,” commented Jim Ingram, President and COO of Bartlett Tree Experts. “We feel uniquely positioned for this task thanks to our equipment and our specialists, who are highly trained in the safe application of a variety of products.”

Application of these products mitigates and destroys microbes by contacting them on the surface, providing a disinfected surface within minutes. For properties that experience higher traffic and have more frequently used surfaces, the Company can provide regular follow-up visits to supply further protection.

“We are always looking for ways to offer new ideas and services that bring value to our clients,” said Greg Carbone, Vice President of Commercial Accounts. “The ability to apply disinfectants outdoors is such a solution and can give commercial property managers and owners, and even homeowners, greater piece of mind about the health and well-being of the people on their property.”

The F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company was founded in 1907 by Francis A. Bartlett and is the world's leading scientific tree and shrub care company. The organisation's current chairman, Robert A. Bartlett Jr., represents the third generation of Bartlett family management. Bartlett provides services in 32 U.S. states, Canada, Ireland and Great Britain. The Company offers species-specific tree care services including pruningpest and disease managementfertilisation and soil carecabling and bracingtree lightning protection systems, and tree/stump removal as well as tree inventory and management plans. To find out more, visit the company's web site at or call 0800 600 9000.


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