Rancho Tree Service crews having a morning stretch.

In a Diverse Workforce, Building Confidence Is Key

“One good thing about the CTSP (training) is that it really helps you with adult learning, and with me being bilingual and a lot of the workforce being Hispanic, that’s even more important. You learn some workers are hands on, some are visual, some are book learners. Being able to ID your learner is key […]

Bio Char startup

The Business of Biochar

In February 2024, The Davey Tree Expert Company fired up its new biochar facility in East Dundee, Illinois. The facility recycles wood waste from its many client properties in the Chicago area and turns it into an environmentally friendly soil additive, biochar. “Biochar is a carbon-rich, charcoal-like substance that offers many benefits to the soil,” […]

Champion climber Krista Strating instructing at a Women’s Tree Climbing Workshop.

Breaking Through the Tree Canopy with Nicole Benjamin

One community in tree care work is increasing, and that would be the league of extraordinary women. “It’s definitely growing, we’re not so much an outlier anymore. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a boys’ club, but at the same time it’s not weird to just be with all guys,” says Nicole Benjamin, tree climber, […]

PHC safety training

Tell, Show, Do Is CTSP’s Biggest Takeaway

What was it like for Nick Bomber, district manager for SavATree in Michigan, to be in the first class of tree professionals to earn TCIA’s new Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) credential in 2006? “I was really proud of getting the CTSP and being part of that first group that came through, understanding its importance. […]

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