Family Effort Equals Accreditation Success

A passion for tree care is what motivated Mike DuPont, president of Capital Arborists, Inc. – a 10-year TCIA member company operating in the greater Sacramento, California, area – to be part owner of two different tree services over the past couple of decades. “Originally, I ran a tree-service company with a friend of mine,” […]

Accreditation Boosts Credibility at Metropolitan Forestry Services

For Meggan Hargrave, acquiring her father’s tree care company – Metropolitan Forestry Services, Inc., a 33-year TCIA member company based in Ballwin, Missouri – meant the opportunity to bring some improvements to the business that her father, Dan Christie, founded in 1976. She and her husband, Matthew Hargrave, bought the business from Christie, a former […]

What to Look Out for in Climbing Harnesses

Without a doubt, one of the most critical pieces of equipment for a climber – following closely on the heels of quality personal protective equipment (PPE) – is the harness or saddle they choose. Sometimes described as your home in the tree, the proper harness ensures your comfort as you move about in the canopy […]

How to Avoid, Protect Yourself from and Recover from a Fire

Getting a phone call that your tree care business is up in flames is something no one ever wants to experience. Yet for the owners of several TCIA member companies, that’s precisely what happened, and the experience had the potential to be life changing and business altering. When the unthinkable happens, it’s too late to […]

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