Eddie Tanksley is the owner and operater of Tanksley Tree Service. In 1981, at the age of 17 years old, Eddie Tanksley began working for Ellis Tree Care. In 1983, after 2 years of doing tree work, he decided to branch out on his own and established Tanksley Tree Service. In 1991 he went to work for Davey Tree Care and from there he went to work for Metro Parks taking care of all of their tree services. In 1998 he made the decision to permanent leave Metro so that he could solely focus on his own business. Since 1998 he has grew Tanksley Tree Service to a successful business. He operates 2 crews daily, employees an average of 15 workers, and owns over 15 pieces of equipment.