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Arborist Safety Training Institute


Every day, arborists cope with hazards that are unimaginable in most professions. Although most receive some sort of on-the-job, informal safety training, far too many risk their lives because they are not adequately trained.


The vision for the TCIAF Arborist Safety Training Institute (ASTI) is to bring quality, local and affordable safety training to working arborists.

ASTI will provide grants for job and safety training to minimize consequent deaths and injuries, and promote overall workforce safety that is critical for the tree care industry. The strategies of the Arborist Safety Training Institute will employ to accomplish this are simple – and powerful: Quality safety training delivered by world-class faculty coupled with the support to ensure that every arborist who wants safety training has the opportunity to participate.

How You Can Help

TCIA is launching a $2 million campaign to support safety education and training in the tree care industry. By donating to the Arborist Safety Training Institute, you are making an investment in the future of safety throughout the industry.