Partnering with a Commercial Lender for Equipment Purchases

With business strong, many find value in financingequipment purchases through a commercial lender. In the past two years, Michael Roche, CTSP, president of Vermont Arborists, an accredited, 25-year TCIA member company based in Stowe, Vermont, has used cash to purchase a used skidder, stump grinder and pickup truck. He’s also financed two chip trucks, a […]

Know Your Saw Chain

Chain-saw professionals talk shop about a valuable component that might be more complicated than you think. When John Allen was growing up, his parents owned a Stihl dealership in southwest Virginia. As dealers, they were well versed in the details of the equipment and about local conditions that might favor one saw chain over the […]

Feedback From the Field Drives Innovation in Business Software

This is the second in a two-part series on industry-specific software companies in 2020. Part 1, “Leveraging Business Software in the Age of COVID-19,” ran in the September 2020 issue of TCI Magazine. Commercial arborists you talk with will give different reasons why software is good for their business and what aspects of the software […]

Leveraging Business Software in the Age of COVID-19

On the whole, commercial tree care companies were faring well amid the country-wide economic collapse related to COVID-19 in the second quarter of this year, but that didn’t mean the pandemic didn’t create some change. A July 2020 report by Jobber, a provider of business-management software, states that the entire home-service category saw a drop […]

Tree Care Apprenticeship Idea Excites the Industry

Supporters hope the initiative will grow the workforce, create a pathway for career growth and develop tree care’s professionalism and reputation After proceeding in fits and starts, an arborist apprenticeship program is taking off on the state and now the national level. The National Guidelines for Apprenticeship Standards proposed by TCIA were approved by the […]

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