Davey Tree Expert

Filed: 10 Mar 21, 3:25pm

Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 5, 2021
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(Employer Identification Number)
1500 North Mantua Street
P.O. Box 5193
Kent, OH 44240
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(330) 673-9511
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
Not Applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
On March 5, 2021, Sandra W. Harbrecht, a member of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of The Davey Tree Expert Company (the “Company”), notified the Company of her intention to retire from the Board effective at the conclusion of the Company’s Annual Meeting on May 18, 2021.
Ms. Harbrecht, age 71, has served on the Company’s Board since 2008 and currently serves as the Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Ms. Harbrecht will continue to serve as a director and Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee until the Annual Meeting. Ms. Harbrecht’s decision to retire was not associated with or attributable to any dispute or disagreement with the Company, its management or the Board on any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices or otherwise.
The Board intends to nominate a candidate for election to the Board at the Annual Meeting to fill the position resulting from Ms. Harbrecht’s retirement.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
By:/s/ Joseph R. Paul
 Joseph R. Paul, Executive Vice President,
Chief Financial Officer and Secretary
Date: March 10, 2021