TCIA attended New England Grows 2014 last week, where we had the opportunity to mingle with over 13,000 green industry professionals and showcase our brand-new products in our exhibitor booth.
The largest and most popular horticultural and green industry event in the Northeast, New England Grows is known for its progressive educational conference and world-class tradeshow. This year, TCIA was proud to be a part of that program not only as exhibitors, but as the host of the educational session, "Become a Qualified Plant Health Care Technician."
This presentation, delivered by Tchukki Andersen, BCMA, CTSP and TCIA staff arborist, discussed how the newest module of TCIA's Tree Care Academy Training Program would be an integral educational module to help Plant Health Care Technicians advance their profession.
"One of the most sustainable business practices for tree care companies is to create or enhance a plant health care division of their enterprises," Andersen said. "Many homeowners would like the option of retaining a tree rather than removing it, and if you and your crew are skilled at plant health care practices, then you can retain that consumer as well as their valued trees and shrubs.
The PHC Technician Training Module teaches the motivated learner the plant health skills that will assure them a front row in the mindset of a long-term customer," Andersen added.
Ready to start learning? You can purchase a copy of the new PHC Technician Manual here.
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Want to delve deeper into plant health care topics, sustainability techniques, and other "green" tree care related topics? Check out the latest issues of TCI Magazine, which you can read online.
This "green" themed issue of TCI Magazine discusses a range of issues, including tree waste disposal methods, how to nurture aging trees, and ways to recognize and treat decline disease in trees.