TCIA member company Joshua Tree of Stockertown, PA spent Arbor Day showing third graders the proper way to climb a tree. One by one, each was given some instruction, a helmet, safety goggles, hooked into a harness and guided up into a maple.
One student said her tree climbing experience was “scary, but easy.”
Back in 2011, during Texas’ worst drought on record, Bastrop State Park was nearly destroyed by wildfires caused by 30 mph wind gusts that blew broken tree limbs into power lines. The fires killed two people, destroyed around 1,700 homes, and burned nearly 6,000 acres of the park.
As part of a national Arbor Day Foundation program called "Energy Saving Trees," Atlantic City Electric in New Jersey is offering 2,000 free trees to customers. The idea is that planting them strategically near houses and businesses can help reduce energy bills.
An online tool developed by the foundation and TCIA member company Davey Institute uses Forest Service research to calculate the benefits of planting trees, including cleaner air and improved storm-water management.
TCIA PACT partner Morbark unveiled its first Boxer compact utility loader on Friday, with staff gathering to watch the unit be completed.
Unveiled with a boxing-themed introduction, the Boxer model 320 compact loader is the latest in Morbark’s line of tree care, sawmill, recycling, forestry and biomass chipping and grinding equipment that now also includes the Boxer line after buying it from Mertz Manufacturing late last year.
TCIA is proud to welcome Susan Boutin, our new meeting coordinator, to help enhance our mission to advance tree care businesses. She will be filling the shoes of Deb Cyr, who retires in March after 12 years in the position.