Lahaina Monkey pod storm damage

Snapshot from Lahaina

Before the fires burned a large section of Lahaina, Hawaii, in early August 2023, there was wind – lots of wind. “We were working the whole week before (the storm and wildfires) in the neighborhood that was most directly affected, doing annual maintenance pruning, up through Monday,” says Mike Merritt. Merritt is director of tree […]

Why Won’t Owners Do Maintenance on Compact Lifts?

During TCI EXPO last fall, and in subsequent discussions, compact- or tracked-lift distributors expressed frustration with lift owners and operators who don’t do regular lift maintenance, even for safety-related functions. For this article, we asked the lift distributors how large a problem this is and what, if anything, they can do about it. The answers […]

Women in Tree Care – A Force to Be Reckoned With

The Women in Tree Care (WITC) pre-conference symposium continued its momentum at TCI EXPO ’22 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The event included a full day of education, breakout sessions and networking. The symposium has become a regular event at TCI EXPO and an important workshop for many in the industry. It aims to provide targeted […]

Tree-injection technology is seen as an alternative to banning individual control products in many states, according to Arborjet's Rob Gorden. Shown here is Arborjet's QUIK-jet Air injection tool. Photo courtesy of Arborjet.

What Are the Alternatives to Neonicotinoid Pesticides?

A ban on some uses of neonicotinoid pesticides in New Jersey will go into effect in fall 2023. With existing restrictions in five other states and at least 11 more states considering limiting use of the pesticides, it is time to look at what else is available to take their place for those providing care […]

Latest Features and Safety Tips for Compact Lifts

Compact or tracked lifts have been in use for at least 15 years in the U.S., longer in Europe, and the technology continues to evolve. For this article, we asked key contacts with the manufacturers and distributors of these lifts two questions: 1) What is one thing that is new this year, or in development, […]

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