The December 2013 issue of TCI Magazine is now available online! The cover story, "Getting On-Track with Chippers and Grinders" by Rick Howland discusses the growing need for tracked equipment, and how the tree care industry is responding to that demand.
TCI EXPO 2013 provided the opportunity to train a record-setting group of 87 Certified Treecare Safety Professionals (CTSPs), pictured below, last month in Charlotte, North Carolina. TCIA would like to congratulate our new CTSPs for their hard work, and for their dedication to making the tree care industry safer.
The Association of Horticulture Professionals and the American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA) have voted to consolidate the two organizations into a new, national trade association to serve the entire horticulture industry.
It has been brought to our attention by TCIA members that a lead generation company, Home Advisor (formerly Service Magic) has contacted members, claiming to have an affiliation with TCIA.
We advise TCIA members that we do not endorse or have an affiliation with Home Advisor or any other lead generation company. When TCIA members do contract with a lead generation company, they should chose the company carefully and employ buyer beware practices.
If you have questions, please contact TCIA directly at 603-314-5380 or email@example.com.
The November 2013 issue of TCI Magazine is now available online! The cover story, "Rigging Safety with the New Z133" by Tony Tresselt, covers the latest revision of ANSI Z133 and how it affects rigging practices.
The deadline for the TCIA Safety Awards, which recognize exemplary safety practices in the tree care industry, has been extended to December 15, 2013.
The TCIA Safety Awards feature two award categories. The Outstanding Invidual/Crew Performance award recognizes an individual's or crew's heroic reaction to an emergency situation. The Outstanding Company Contribution award recognizes a member's proactive program to address safety issues.