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Demystifying Succession Planning: What’s Next for the Future of Your Business?

This is the first in a series TCI Magazine will run in the coming months looking at exit and succession strategies for owners of tree care businesses. The series will delve deeper into some of the options discussed in this first article, as well as other methods of transition. Starting a business begins with identifying […]

Future Fuels in Arboriculture

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has made it clear in their 2022 reporting that, while we are approaching a tipping point (+1.5ºC) for climate change, there is still time to avert the most damaging climatic impacts. Many believe this need to be acute, necessitating immediate reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, most notably carbon […]

Integrating a Grapple Crane into Your Operation

The owners of five tree care companies that employ grapple cranes in their operations offered advice on successfully integrating this specialized equipment during the Grapple Crane Panel Discussion at TCI EXPO in Indianapolis, Indiana, in November 2021. Joseph B. Pipitone, owner of Top Notch Tree Care, an eight-year TCIA member company based in Kingsley, Pennsylvania, […]

It’s Me, Not You (Actually, Maybe It Is You!) When It’s Time to Divorce Your Clients

More than a hundred of her clients only use her services once a year. They expect champagne service on a beer budget, and they pull her attention away from the people she works with regularly. This group is weighing her down, and, after some soul searching, she’s decided they’ve got to go. Her business is […]

The “ABC”S of Moving Large Trees

If you’re thinking of getting into the business of moving large trees, there are three things to know: 1. It requires a lot of knowledge, skill and equipment. 2. It’s definitely not for everyone. 3. It can be lucrative. Regarding numbers one and three, for it to be lucrative, you must first be successful in […]

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