Chase Andersen Aims to Keep Himself and His Co-Workers Safe

What makes this full-service tree care company in Boise, Idaho, thrive? In part, it’s the owner’s tireless quest to enhance safety, quality and education at his company. That owner would be Seattle transplant Ezekiel (Zeke) Willard of Idaho Tree Preservation (ITP), an 11-year TCIA member company. And that goal is shared by Chase Andersen, ITP’s […]

CTSP Helps Joshua Adams Gain Acceptance

An electrician by training, Joshua Adams found earning his Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) credential invaluable in his work overseeing crews doing Electrical Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP) training for BluRoc, a two-year TCIA member company based in Northampton, Massachusetts. Adams is the health, safety and environment (HSE) field compliance manager for BluRoc, a national company […]

Wisdom Garnered from Years of Climbing

Charly Pottorff, Jr., owner of Wildcat Tree Service, a 12-year TCIA member company based in Manhattan, Kansas, only stopped climbing at age 70. Now 80, he shares his key to that longevity – staying fit. “I could probably still climb, but my daughter took my climbing gear away from me, and she’s running the business […]

CTSP Safety Tools and Concepts Still Useful 15 Years Later

Eric Wilson, director of environmental health & safety for Monarch Landscape Companies, a five-year TCIA member company headquartered in Los Angeles, California, graduated from TCIA’s CTSP (Certified Treecare Safety Professional) program in July 2006. That makes him one of the first to obtain the credential, and he has maintained it all these 15 years. “I […]

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