Should Government Mandate the Adoption of Zero-Emission Equipment?

As the saying goes, “As California goes, so goes the nation.” TCIA has found this to be true across the board, from emissions standards to safety regulations; policy that starts in California seems to spread to other states and sometimes even to the federal level. This leads us to a policy that TCIA is closely […]

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On February 17, President Biden rescinded a 2017 Executive Order on Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program’s (IRAP), thereby ending that program.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 The 2017 order being rescinded will not impact the Arborist Apprenticeship program.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 […]

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