Storm cleanup amidst a storm

Storm Response Considerations

When a hurricane, ice storm, wildfire, tornado or other extreme weather event hits a region, commercial tree care companies play a major role in the emergency response. But within the industry, some tree care pros will do one storm cleanup and never come back a second time. “There’s plenty of that,” says Brad Clayman, an […]

Trying to Track Credentials? There’s a Tool for That!

In commercial tree care, industry-specific licenses, certifications, training and credentialing are important. The education behind the credentials builds skills, knowledge and safety habits in the field. Holding the various credentials provides proof of the training. But human nature being what it is, employees historically have poor track records for tracking their bona fides, according to […]

A New Reality in Equipment Financing: The Environment Has Changed

If you run a commercial tree care company, finance experts say now might be the right time to buy. The COVID-19 pandemic that shut down much of the country starting in 2020 did not have a terrible impact on the tree care industry. In fact, after an initial shutdown of a few weeks, many owners […]

ANSI-Approved Safety Glasses Protect a Valuable Asset

Bruce Berard, vice president and chief operating officer for Stanley Tree Service, Inc., a dual-accredited, 32-year TCIA member company in Smithfield, Rhode Island, has had a unique experience with eye injuries. Berard’s brother, Bryan, is a former National Hockey League first-overall draft pick and NHL Rookie of the Year who lost vision in one eye […]

What Drives Choices for Powered Pole Saws and Pruners?

Depending on your specialty, the power pole pruner or pole saw might be one of the most used cutters on a tree care truck. “I’ve heard of some climbers who climb with (power) pole pruners and that’s all they use, because they can work in one tree and prune three trees around it,” says Jack […]

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