Midwest pin oaks are dense

Pruning Pin Oaks Like a Boss

Back in November 2023, I caught up with Thomas Paine, CTSP, co-owner of Rooted Arbor Care in Warrenton, Missouri, on a job site in Missouri. He was tasked with inspecting a picturesque, healthy pin oak (Quercus palustrus) tree and performing a cleaning and pruning of it. It was a beautiful fall day just prior to […]

Cranes 101’s portal is designed to enable companies to easily track and access equipment-inspection data

Cranes 101’s Digital Equipment Inspection Portal

Jay Sturm, founder and president of Cranes 101, has been performing equipment inspections for more than 20 years. He wanted to find a way to make them easier to perform. While serving as an expert witness in court cases involving job-site accidents, he noticed two main problems kept recurring: Training and equipment inspections were lacking, […]

Root-Collar Excavation: Don’t Blow It

TCI Magazine was on site in Smithfield, Rhode Island, in October 2022 to capture a root-collar excavation performed by Stanley Tree Service Inc., a dual-accredited, 33-year TCIA member company based in Smithfield. Jarod Shaw and Will Wolf were there to excavate the roots of a Bradford pear tree, which had been the victim of mulch […]

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