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You Can’t Just Rest on Your Laurels

“You can’t just rest on your laurels. You have to be constantly vigilant,” says Ezekiel T. Willard, owner of Idaho Tree Preservation (ITP), a 12-year TCIA member company based in Boise, Idaho. As such, he has constantly pursued more education and certifications on his mission to help improve tree care industry safety through credentialing. That […]

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Founder of Truetimber Academy Finds Value in CTSP

Andrew “Drew” Dunavant was a professional tree climber for more than a decade and a three-time Mid-Atlantic Chapter (MAC) ISA champion working for Truetimber Arborists, a 22-year TCIA member company based in Richmond, Virginia, when a new opportunity came his way. “The company did not have as many CTSPs as they wanted, so it was […]

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Who Should Buy Used Tree Care Equipment, and Why?

Buying a brand-new chipper, aerial lift or compact loader is every tree-company owner’s first choice. But the used-equipment market has much to be said for it. The used market is still seeing a lot of interest, even as the pandemic-induced supply-chain shortages of parts and equipment is easing. “In the last few years, due to […]

Ryan Ealy Likes EHAP Online Safety Training for Busy Lives

Ryan Ealy, CTSP, has been a utility consultant for several large U.S. companies. As such, he has found becoming a TCIA Qualified Trainer – one of the first to do so – and using TCIA’s online Electrical Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP) training course a good match for both safety training and tree workers’ schedules. “TCIA […]

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