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You, Too, Can Get a Million-Dollar Loan

The people I’ve worked with throughout the years, today I’m doing a deal for them for a million dollars, but I started out with a $20,000 deal, and it gradually went up,” says JoAnn Cucciarre, making a point echoed by many other equipment-finance professionals working with the tree care industry. “Normally, someone doesn’t come to […]

Getting Paid for Storm Work

This is the first article in a planned series on pricing and getting paid for storm-related tree work.Dustin Meyers owns and operates Timber Ridge Tree Care, a 21-year TCIA member company based in Comstock Park, Michigan, near Grand Rapids. When he was younger, he’d travel for storm work, but says now, “I’m too tired and […]

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TCIA Offers a Portal to a Better Career

TCIA Career Pathways, a new online education and training program, offers tree care workers new opportunities to advance their careers. At the same time, it provides individual companies an opportunity to provide structured training and create career pathways that can help stabilize their workforce. With TCIA Career Pathways, the Tree Care Industry Association is offering […]

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The Economics of Mechanization: Rise of the Machines

Michael Euliano knew he wanted to mechanize when he founded Technical Tree Service in Goffstown, New Hampshire, in April 2018. But he lacked both the funding and the business expertise. Euliano, now 32 years old, was a certified tree climber who came from a high-end pruning and removal background. Striking out on his own, he […]

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