Know Your Learning Style!

Modern arborists can be identified as professionals in the tree care industry who recognize the importance of staying current with research and best-management practices. They seek to improve their personal and professional potential through achievements such as earning industry credentials, such as TCIA’s Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) and the ISA’s Certified Arborist. Many arborists […]

Business Ethics in Arboriculture

What does it mean to operate a good, professional business? What role does ethics play in everyday business? Professionalism and ethics are two words that are seemingly important to many individuals, and yet, in our behavior, we often, unconsciously or perhaps deliberately, overlook these very important interpersonal attributes. From a business perspective, ethics are guidelines […]

Elemental Deficiencies: You Get What You Test For!

The maintenance of plants in the urban landscape is, at times, demanding. The many challenges that imperil trees in the urban forest are numerous and increasing. Plant health care (PHC) requires education, experience and credible resources to make informed decisions on plant interventions. These skills are needed especially for understanding and recognizing nutritional requirements, as […]

Business of PHC, Part 5: The Science – Host Species and the Things That Affect Them

Plant health care (PHC) is the science and practice of understanding and overcoming the succession of biotic and abiotic factors limiting plants from achieving their full genetic potential in our landscapes and urban forests. Plant health care has been practiced as long as modern arboriculture itself and, as a science-based concept, is an important component […]

An Introduction to Tree Appraisal (audio)

Lindsey Purcell is an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist (BCMA), an American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA) registered consulting arborist (RCA) and an urban-forestry specialist in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Click below to listen to an audio recording of his November 2020 TCI Magazine article.

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