PHC technician Matt Parker treating an ash for emerald ash borer.

Education Is Key at Teacher’s Tree Service

Greg Ranallo’s company name, Teacher’s Tree Service, may allude to the years he spent as a public school teacher in Minnesota, but it still applies to his and his employees’ current arboricultural work. Teacher’s is a 17-year TCIA member company based in South Burlington, Vermont, and its crew members take the “teacher” part seriously. “I’d […]

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Learning What Not to Do Leads to Accreditation for Arbor+

As Jon Kammerer, CTSP, puts it, he “dragged a lot of brush” in his early years of working with trees. The owner of Arbor+, an eight-year TCIA member company based in Salt Lake City, Utah, says he started working summers with a small family-owned company when he was 18 years old. “I was pursuing a […]

Sperry Tree’s owner, Rob Miron

Sperry Tree Care: Building a Family Legacy of Excellence

Pursuing TCIA Accreditation during a time of rapid growth at Sperry Tree Care was part of the company’s overall strategic planning, according to owner Rob Miron. His business, based in Eugene, Oregon, has been a TCIA member since 1994 and was accredited in May 2022. Sperry Tree was founded in 1991 by Miron’s stepfather, Nathaniel […]

Denny Deakins with his wife, Dawna, and their son, Sean

TreeHugger Hopes to Encourage Others Through Accreditation

Dawna Deakins, whose husband, Denny, and son, Sean, co-own TreeHugger Complete Tree Care, based in the greater Des Moines area of Iowa, says she wants to promote TCIA Accreditation in the hope of encouraging other small tree care companies to pursue the credential. “We had the grit, grace, and dreams of most small-business owners, but […]

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