ASTI grants awarded to 27 organizations across the country

The Arborist Safety Training Institute (ASTI), recently awarded nearly $45,000 in grants to 27 organizations, who will use these funds to host safety training workshops throughout the country.

“When tree care workers learn proper practices, they begin to shift the culture of safety in our industry,” says Mark Garvin, TCIA president “These ASTI workshops will help bring quality, local and affordable training to working arborists who will take their safety seriously and help promote overall workforce safety.” 

ASTI, launched by the Tree Care Industry Association Foundation (TCIAF) in 2013, provides grants to fund job and safety training to working arborists across the country. Funds for these grants are donated by tree care companies, suppliers and distributors from around the country.

The following workshops will be hosted around the country between February 1, 2018 and July 31, 2018.
Workshop details will be available soon on
TCIA’s Training Center.

Aerial Rescue/Aerial Lift
Arborwear LLC
Chagrin Falls, IL

Aerial Lift – English/Spanish
BridgeWood Tree Care
Elk Grove, CA

Aerial Rescue
Iowa Arborist Association
Bertram, IA

ISA – Rocky Mountain Chapter
Westminster, CO

Mike’s Tree Company LLC
Brainerd, MN

The Mulch Center
Deerfield, IL

Vermeer MidSouth
Little Rock, AR

Wasatch Arborists, Inc.
Kamas, UT

Aerial Rescue – Spanish/English
United Tree Climber Association
Escondido, CA

Chain Saw
Fort Walton Beach, FL

Missouri Community Forestry Council
Joplin, MO

Oak Bros. Tree Removal and Stump Grinding
Bloomington, IL

RTL Forestry Products, Inc.
New Wilmington, PA

Chipper Operator
Bailey’s Inc.
Woodland, CA

Bandit of Texas
Mequite, TX


Chipper Operator
Bob’s Tree Preservation
Lafayette, LA

GE Tree Service
Petersburg, IN

Piedmont Arborist Consultant
Conyers, GA

Compact Lift
Kristoffer Rasmussen
Azle, TX

Asplundh Tree Experts
Titusville, FL

GE Tree Service
Petersburg, IN

Iowa Arborist Association
Bertram, IA

The Professional Tree Care Company
Berkeley, CA

EHAP - Spanish
Long Island Arborist Association
Lindenhurst, NY

Ground Operations
SSC Services
College Station, TX

Ground Operations - Spanish
Preservation Tree
Dallas, TX

Tree Climber Specialist
Wisconsin Arborist Association
Neenah, WI

ASTI provides grants to help fund half or full-day workshops that can be presented locally at a reasonable cost to the participant.

The next application deadline is March 1, 2018. Click here to learn more and apply for a grant.

About TCIAF and TCIA

The Tree Care Industry Association Foundation (TCIAF) works to advance education and professional development in the green industry, improve safety and reduce accident rates in the tree care industry, and to disseminate information key to practitioners and consumers about proper tree care. TCIAF programs include Student Career Days (SCD), and the Arborist Safety Training Institute (ASTI).

TCIAF’s sister organization, the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), is a trade association of 2,300 tree care firms and affiliates whose mission is to advance tree care businesses. TCIA develops safety and education programs, standards of tree care practice, and management information for arboriculture firms around the world. TCIA is also proud to present TCI EXPO, the world’s largest tree care industry trade show and conference. Learn more about TCIAF and TCIA at