The Arborist Safety Training Institute (ASTI), which was launched quietly by the Tree Care Industry Association Foundation (TCIAF) in fall 2013, now seeks to raise $2 million to fund its mission: providing affordable safety training and educational opportunities for commercial tree care companies nationwide.
Five new videos were just added to TCIA’s Tree Care Basics series, and are now available for public viewing on TCIA’s YouTube channel. The Tree Care Basics series aims to educate consumers about proper tree care and encourage them to hire a professional arborist in their area.
This year, Arborjet invites middle school teachers and students across America to celebrate National Arbor Day on April 25th with its new, free "Let's Root for the Trees!" Middle School Curriculum Program.
Thanks to all the TCIA members who completed this year’s Wage and Benefit Survey, and congratulations to the two randomly chosen winners who are now the proud owners of iPad Minis … just for completing the survey!
TCIA member company Sam Hill Tree Care (Dallas, TX) and TCIA member company Wilson Tree Service (North Ridgeville, OH) were randomly chosen from the nearly 350 survey submissions and will now be reviewing the results of this year’s survey on their brand new iPad Minis. Congrats!
Officials from the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) announced yesterday that a quarantine will be established in Essex County to stop the spread of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). The quarantine will take effect Tuesday, April 1st, 2014.
This decision comes after the December 2013 discovery of EAB in North Andover as well as an extensive survey of the affected area and public hearings.