Business

An Introduction to Tree Appraisal

There are three stated methods used to appraise trees and landscapes published in The Guide for Plant Appraisal, 10th Edition, authored by the Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers (CTLA), published by the International Society of Arboriculture. These are Cost Approach, Income Approach and Sales Comparison Approach. The Guide is endorsed by all the major […]

Are Your Outrigger Pads Big Enough?

A quick Google search of “failed crane tipped over” produces nearly 4.5 million results in less than a second. A search of OSHA’s accident results for “crane outrigger” lists 55 incidents across three pages, including nine relating to cranes tipping over on the first page alone. Each month, the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) compiles […]

Dual Accreditation Sets YTS Apart from Other Tree Services

Hard work and attention to detail are what Keith Yetzer says helped his business – YTS Companies, LLC, a seven-year TCIA member based in Maple Grove, Minnesota – earn its original Residential/Commercial Accreditation back in March 2016. Then, when it was time to go through their first Accreditation renewal this past spring, Yetzer says they […]

Partnering for Response Ahead of the Storm

As profitable as storm work can be for tree crews that clean up after Mother Nature’s messes, there are ways for companies to form partnerships ahead of time to make the opportunities more numerous, less problematic and more profitable. Storm networks are lead-generating organizations that work with insurance companies and homeowners to coordinate all the […]

Feedback From the Field Drives Innovation in Business Software

This is the second in a two-part series on industry-specific software companies in 2020. Part 1, “Leveraging Business Software in the Age of COVID-19,” ran in the September 2020 issue of TCI Magazine. Commercial arborists you talk with will give different reasons why software is good for their business and what aspects of the software […]

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