Operations

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 […]

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 […]

How to Avoid, Protect Yourself from and Recover from a Fire

Getting a phone call that your tree care business is up in flames is something no one ever wants to experience. Yet for the owners of several TCIA member companies, that’s precisely what happened, and the experience had the potential to be life changing and business altering. When the unthinkable happens, it’s too late to […]

Report Finds IVM Can Be Greener and Less Costly for ROW Management

A team led by consultant John Goodfellow has developed an economic model to show that integrated vegetation management, or IVM, is both cheaper and greener than simply mowing utility rights of way. When we flick on the lights, we give little thought to the complex network of generating stations and power lines that instantly supplies […]

Injecting Safety and Profits into Pesticide and Herbicide Controls

The concept of injection of plantcare materials directly into trees has been around for two generations and continues to grow in popularity – and acceptance – as a weapon in the fight against disease and insect pests as well as a tool for the introduction of essential nutrients. The benefits touted for this practice – […]

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