The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) announced last week that the emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) (EAB) infestation, largely centered in New Haven County, has rapidly expanded into Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, and Middlesex Counties and has now been detected in a total of 38 towns.
Does your tree care company have an outstanding safety program? Or perhaps one of your crew members goes above and beyond to promote jobsite safety? Consider submitting to the TCIA Safety Awards, which recognize tree care professionals and companies who are committed to professional safety practices in the workplace.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) have placed a call for public review of the revision draft for the current ANSI A300 (Part 10)-20xx Integrated Pest Management (IPM) standard, which recommends pest management procedures for trees, woody shrubs and vines; and the ANSI A300 (Part 11)-20xx Urban Forest Products (UFP) standard, which recommends procedures for using urban forest products on trees, woody shrubs and vines.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture has suspended the license of a commercial pesticide operator based in Eugene following an incident that has left an estimated 1,000 bees dead at a north Eugene apartment complex this week. The action taken against Glass Tree Care and Spray Service comes as ODA continues to investigate violation of the Oregon Pesticide Control Law. The company must comply with specific conditions before the license will be reinstated.
Bartlett Tree Experts announced a generous gift in the amount of $100,000 to the Arborist Safety Training Institute (ASTI) today, bringing the amount raised to over $1 million.
“We would like to thank Bartlett Tree Experts for their generous contribution to ASTI,” says Mark Garvin, president and CEO of the Tree Care Industry Association. “Their support will help us bring safety training to arborists who need it the most.”