Resources

Our member resources section provides downloadable materials that cover a wide variety of tree related topics. Find invaluable business tools for your tree care company, safety guidelines and techniques to keep you safe, and consumer tools for homeowners that you will not find anywhere else. Start now by browsing the categories below.

Business

TCIA is the foremost business management resource for tree care companies, providing you with tools you can use every day to increase profits, lower training costs, retain quality employees, and stay a step ahead of the competition. Resources include our Employee Handbook sample and guide, workplace Drug and Alcohol booklet policy guide, Performance Review and qualification checklist, and more.

Arboriculture

TCIA's products are built by arborists, for arborists to stay on the cutting edge. Resources include safety topics such as safety guides, factsheets, and checklists as well as our annual safety survey results. Review our technical, A300 tree care standards and PHC resources, such as our Green Log Weight chart, Crane Hand Signal chart, How to Write Pruning Specifications guide, sample PHC Monitoring record, and more.

Consumer

Reach your clients and prospects with our consumer resources. Let them know how proper tree care improves their property and the quality of life, and how neglecting trees can be costly and dangerous. Resources include our popular monthly press releases, sample radio ads, and videos you can post to your website.

Compliance

Do you know how DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations affect your business? Are you familiar with OSHA’s safety standards? Is your company in danger of receiving a DOT or OSHA fine? Do you know how business regulations such as ADA, FLSA, ERISA, COBRA, and other federal business regulations affect your business? TCIA reads the fine print and passes on the details to you. Resources include sample employment applications, HAZCOM guide, sample Driver’s Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) form, and more.

Finance

TCIA provides the foremost business finance, accounting, bookkeeping and profit reporting on the tree care industry. Our finance resources are tailored to tree care businesses. Resources include our Operating Cost Benchmark Report for 2014 (includes profitability), hourly rate establishment guide, Accounting guide with sample tree care company spreadsheets, and more.