Leveraging Business Software in the Age of COVID-19

On the whole, commercial tree care companies were faring well amid the country-wide economic collapse related to COVID-19 in the second quarter of this year, but that didn’t mean the pandemic didn’t create some change. A July 2020 report by Jobber, a provider of business-management software, states that the entire home-service category saw a drop […]

Family Effort Equals Accreditation Success

A passion for tree care is what motivated Mike DuPont, president of Capital Arborists, Inc. – a 10-year TCIA member company operating in the greater Sacramento, California, area – to be part owner of two different tree services over the past couple of decades. “Originally, I ran a tree-service company with a friend of mine,” […]

Is It Required to Inspect Trees for Risk?

In looking at the photographs and reviewing the facts in this matter, it is a wonder that this case took so long to be settled. But, unfortunately, sometimes these legal matters do go on for a long time. More money for the lawyers and experts, though. As I have stated numerous times, these situations are […]

Accreditation Boosts Credibility at Metropolitan Forestry Services

For Meggan Hargrave, acquiring her father’s tree care company – Metropolitan Forestry Services, Inc., a 33-year TCIA member company based in Ballwin, Missouri – meant the opportunity to bring some improvements to the business that her father, Dan Christie, founded in 1976. She and her husband, Matthew Hargrave, bought the business from Christie, a former […]

The Most Common PHC Issues – and Solutions – Around the U.S.

What in the past might have been described as hip, hot or happening today is called trending. Plant health care for trees is trending. All the definitions of plant health care, or PHC, for trees boil down to maintaining or improving the appearance and health of woody plants in their own settings and doing it […]

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