ASTI Grant Recipients, August 2018


ASTI Arborist Safety Training Institute

The Arborist Safety Training Institute (ASTI) recently awarded over $45,000 in grants to 28 tree care organizations, who will use these funds to host safety training workshops throughout the country next year.

“When tree care workers learn proper practices, they begin to shift the culture of safety in our industry,” says Amy Tetreault, TCIA director of development and special programs. “And we’re proud that ASTI is able to support this culture shift.”

ASTI, launched by the Tree Care Industry Association Foundation (TCIAF) in 2013, works to bring quality, local and affordable safety training to working arborists across the country through its grant program.

The following workshops will be hosted around the country between February 1, 2019 and July 31, 2019. Workshop details will be available soon on TCIA’s Training Center.

Aerial Lift
Pittman’s Tree and Landscape
Stephens City, VA 

TrueTimber Arborists
Ashland, VA 

Aerial Rescue
Arbor Elements
Columbus, OH 

Ballard Enterprises
Bowie, MD 

First Choice Tree Service
Las Vegas, NV 

Northeast Horticultural Services
Bridgeport, CT

Raines Tree Care, LLC
Little Rock, AR 

Vermeer Mid-South
Shreveport, LA 

Chain Saw
Black Wolf Consulting Group
Fort Myers, FL

Holden Forests & Gardens
Cleveland, OH

Tree Wardens’ Assoc. of CT
Wallingford, CT 

Trees SC
Irmo, SC 

Wasatch Arborists, Inc.
Sandy, UT 

Chain Saw – English & Spanish Language
BridgeWood Tree Care
Pleasant Hill, CA 

Chain Saw –Spanish Language
San Antonio Arborist Association
Selma, TX 

Chipper Operator
Bailey’s Inc.
Woodland, CA 

Charlotte Arborists Association
Charlotte, NC 

United Tree Climbers Association
Escondido, CA 

Vermeer Midwest
East Moline, IL

Electrical Hazards Awareness
CRUX Climbing, Rigging and Training Corp.
Portland, OR

John Field Tree Service
Stockbridge, MA

Mike’s Tree Company
Baxter, MN

Selner Tree and Shrub Care, LLC
De Pere, WI

Ground Operations
Iowa Arborist Association
Grinnell, IA

Hazard Tree Identification
Aspen Tree Expert Co., Inc.
Jackson, NJ

SRT Climber Specialist
Henderson’s Tree Service, LLC
White River Junction, VT

The Mulch Center
Deerfield, IL

Tree Climber Specialist
Metropolitan Forestry Services
St. Louis, MO

ASTI provides grants to help fund half or full-day workshops that can be presented locally at a reasonable cost to the participant.

Funds for these grants are donated by tree care companies and equipment and service providers from around the country. These supporters are making an investment in the future of safety in the tree care industry.

To learn more supporting about ASTI or to apply for a grant, visit The next application deadline is March 1, 2019.

About  TCIAF and TCIA

The Tree Care Industry Association Foundation (TCIAF) works to advance education and professional development in the green industry, improve safety and reduce accident rates in the tree care industry, and to disseminate information key to practitioners and consumers about proper tree care. TCIAF programs include Student Career Days (SCD), and the Arborist Safety Training Institute (ASTI).

TCIAF’s sister organization, the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), is a trade association of 2,300 tree care firms and affiliates whose mission is to advance tree care businesses. TCIA develops safety and education programs, standards of tree care practice, and management information for arboriculture firms around the world. TCIA is also proud to present TCI EXPO, the world’s largest tree care industry trade show and conference. Learn more about TCIAF and TCIA at