Monday, February 8, 2016

Monster Tree goes national

Josh Skolnick expands

Monster Tree goes national

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Josh Skolnick (left), founder of Monster Tree Service in Fort Washington, attaches cables that will wrap around the tree as it is being cut. (File photo: Michael Bryant / Staff Photographer)

A year ago, Josh Skolnick was a Ft. Washington landscaping-industry veteran who'd never worked a chainsaw but had a dream to franchise his new tree-cutting business nationally. The Inquirer's Diane Mastrull wrote him up here.

Yesterday the New York Times caught up with Skolnick, ten franchises later, living the dream. See how Monster Tree Service has expanded and why anyone would pay Sk olnick instead of just hanging out their own shingle here.

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