When Arborscapes’ Frank D’Alessandro asked his bosses if he could take a company truck to his twin daughters’ summer camp, he got an instant answer from company leadership.
“Go for it!”
As easy as that, two-year-old twins Alessia and Adriana D’Alessandro and their playmates at MS Deedee’s After School Care in Indian Trail got to climb aboard a wood chipper truck and – BEST OF ALL – honk the horn. Touch A Truck Day wouldn’t have been the same without it.
“We were a hit,” Frank says.
Frank, a happy transplant from New York (and a fourth-generation pigeon breeder!), has been part of the green industry since college. He’s a new and valued member of the Arborscapes Maintenance Team. He’s also a doting dad. With his wife, Giulia, he would do anything for their kids. That includes supporting “truckapalooza” on July 21. In addition to Arborscapes’ wood chipper truck (where the chips go after tree work), the kids checked out an ambulance, fire truck, sheriff’s patrol car and more. Touch A Truck Day was about having summer fun while also learning.
It was hard to tell who enjoyed it more, Alessia and Adriana or their dad. For sure, Frank was reminded of something important at Touch A Truck Day. How family-focused and community-minded is Arborscapes?
“One hundred percent,” he says.
A native of Centerville, Ohio, Nathan attended The Ohio State University, where he earned a BS degree in Urban Forestry. He’s been an ISA Certified Arborist since 1997 – the year he learned how to climb trees during an internship in Varese, Italy.