History of Northcoast Tree Care - Sohner-Phillips Legacy

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An early spray truck; ladders were the only means for accessing higher places.

This kind of extension could allow spray applications to reach 50 – 60 ft. These trucks were “home-built”.

This kind of extension could allow spray applications to reach 50 – 60 ft. These trucks were “home-built”.

The fleet, 1940’s. The Sohner homestead is the light colored home in the background.

PG&E line clearing with another home-made truck.

Before chippers, brush was hand loaded. The trucks and men were strong.

The crew in 1941.  Roger is lower right.  At least two of the men pictured worked for the company until retirement.

The fleet of aerial lift trucks. These displaced ladders for spraying and climbing and, to some extent, for pruning.

The boss in his prized military jeep. He let his daughter and son-in-law use this jeep to commute to college in San Jose, at a galloping rate of 45 mph.

Truck signs were enameled in the old days (the signs were updated when area codes were invented).


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