Washington News Roundup

It has been a busy month in Washington, D.C. Below you can find summaries of three key pieces of legislation our readers should be aware of. $1.9 trillion relief bill On March 11, President Biden signed one of the largest stimulus packages in American history. This stimulus comes a year into the COVID-19 pandemic and […]

RAP vs. IRAP – How does the Arborist Apprenticeship Program Work?

On February 17, President Biden rescinded a 2017 Executive Order on Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program’s (IRAP), thereby ending that program. This move has raised questions about what this means for TCIA’s Arborist Apprenticeship Program. The 2017 order being rescinded will not impact the Arborist Apprenticeship program. TCIA’s Arborist Apprenticeship Guidelines are certified by the US Department […]

Essential COVID-19 Info for Employers

The COVID-19 pandemic will continue impacting tree care throughout 2021. Three major areas of concern that employers should be aware of are changes to the federal paid-leave program, the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and updates to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Details on PPP can be found in the Washington column on page 24 in this […]

A300 Fall Meeting Recap: Work Begins on Part 1: Pruning Revision

At its fall meeting, the ANSI A300 Committee began work on a revision of the Part 1: Pruning standard. On October 7 and 8, 2020, the ANSI A300 Committee tried something new. Much as with others in the industry and across the world, the operations of the committee could not continue as normal in a […]

Considering the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Here at TCIA, we are always thinking about our members’ businesses. But let’s face it – it is impossible for us to know all the issues impacting our members on a day-to-day basis. We rely on you for information on what is keeping you up at night. This summer, a 100-year-old law about birds was […]

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