Membership Frequently Asked Questions

How much are the future dues?

Annual dues for subsequent years are based on your company's tree care-related sales according to categories using a sliding scale. This is done on the honor system.

How long does the membership run?

Membership runs 12 months from the time application, payment, and insurance are processed.

How do I renew my membership?

Renew online or Download the Renewal form (PDF)

Do I have to provide TCIA with financial statements?

No, information is provided on the honor system. Simply check off a category on the renewal form.

Does TCIA provide logos with membership?

Yes, Member companies receive logos for phonebook ads, letterhead and business cards in their membership package. They are also available for download in Resources. Decals can be purchased in our store.

How long does it take to appear on the TCIA Web site?

The TCIA Web site is updated immediately upon activation of your membership.

What is the difference between TCIA and ISA?

The membership of TCIA is composed of commercial tree care businesses. All employees are members through a company membership.TCIA develops a wide range of tree care safety and training programs, industry standards of practice, government compliance and business management information, plus a host of other services to assist business owners in the successful growth of their business.

Are business owners required to be licensed, certified, or take a test to join TCIA?

No, the requirements to join TCIA are to own a commercial tree care business, and carry General Liability and Workers' Compensation Insurance (if there are employees).

How does the zip code search work?

TCIA conducts significant consumer education and outreach through the web, press releases, public service announcements and more. Customers that visit TreeCareTips.org or TCIA.org looking for a reputable tree care company can use the zip code search to request a quote from member companies in their area. You will receive an email-form if a customer chooses your company and requests a quote. Please follow up promptly! 

When you joined, you received up to 5 zip codes free!  If your company provides service in more than 5 zip codes, you may purchase more.

If you have any questions or need additional information please contact us.