Efforts to reduce wood waste

Chipping Away at Wood Waste While Creating Good Will

Scott Turner, president of Truetimber Arborists, an accredited, 20-year TCIA member company based in Richmond, Virginia, has many goals for his business, one of which is to reduce wood waste to zero. As it is for many tree care companies, wood-waste utilization is a major effort, though for Truetimber, generating revenue from it often is […]


This Job Is a Fun Grind

Tree care operators who run wood-waste recycling operations are glad to have the chance to make a positive impact on the environment, but most will admit that is not the reason they got into the business. “We want to be good stewards of the earth, but if it didn’t work economically, we wouldn’t have stayed […]

Permission, and document conditions before entering neighbor’s yard to gain access

Be Careful Using the Neighbor’s Yard to Gain Access

As an insurance advisor to the tree care and landscape industries, I often receive calls from my clients in regard to using a neighbor’s yard to access their client’s property. Unfortunately, the call is usually reactive and a little too late. In most of the cases I have discussed or have had to file claims […]

Online marketing book for tree service companies

Tree Care Marketing Solutions: The Value of “Marketing for Arborists, by Arborists”

Monica Hemingway knows the value of being a licensed arborist when it comes to guiding other arborists with their digital and online marketing needs. “As arborists and former owners of tree care and landscape companies, we know how tree-service businesses operate and the issues they face,” notes Hemingway. “That helps us deliver best-in-class results with […]

Group-captive insurance program, cooperative subculture of safety.

Captive-Group Insurance Rewards Safety

This is a group that was 30 years in the making, says Mark Shipp. He is talking about Ascend, the first tree-care-only, group-captive insurance program for the tree care and vegetation-management industries. Shipp is an insurance veteran who’s spent 30 years in the tree care industry. He’s a former TCIA board member who was involved […]

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