Apprenticeship Churns Out Line-Clearance Tree Workers in California

“Whoops” rang out as each trainee walked to the front of the class to claim a certificate. Those 11 happy souls had just graduated from a program at the College of the Sequoias in Tulare, California, with a completion document in Utility Line Clearance Arborist Training. To earn the credential, they took a five-week, 200-hour […]

Lost in Translation: Leo Roldan Helps Spanish-Speaking Arborists Comprender

Leo Roldan is un hombre en una misión, a man on a mission. As district safety-trainer coordinator in Mamaroneck, New York, for SavATree, a 35-year TCIA member company headquartered in Bedford, N.Y., he oversees training for the district’s arborists, many of whom are Spanish speaking. He earned his Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) credential 10 […]

CTSP Helps Karen Tull Promote Safety Engagement in Line Clearance

“We’re trying to establish that this is a safety industry doing tree work, rather than a tree industry doing safety work,” Karen Tull says of her work as a vegetation-management inspector with Gulf Interstate Field Services in northern and central California. “That verbiage really helps,” she says, with the contract crews she oversees providing line […]

CTSP Helps You Learn How to Keep Your Head in the Game

As educational coordinator and a crew leader for Heartwood Tree Service, Bill Hickman is grateful for earning TCIA’s Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) certificate. “The benefit for me personally was the focus on adult education and learning to better educate my peers, not only in my crew but throughout the organization,” says Hickman. The program […]

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