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How much wood could a woodchuck chuck …? While the answer to that old tongue twister of a riddle may not be clear, the answer to how much wood a tree care company chips is easier – too much. This is according to the operators of some tree care companies who shared their concerns about […]

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 […]

A New Reality in Equipment Financing: The Environment Has Changed

If you run a commercial tree care company, finance experts say now might be the right time to buy. The COVID-19 pandemic that shut down much of the country starting in 2020 did not have a terrible impact on the tree care industry. In fact, after an initial shutdown of a few weeks, many owners […]

Paper Tiger?

The Tree Care Industry Association held a Legislative Fly-In during the summer before COVID, and we invited a couple of officials from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to talk to our group about impending Entry-Level Driver Training requirements for would-be holders of a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Finding good employees is challenging enough. […]

Additional H-2B Visas Are on the Way

On March 31, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) announced the forthcoming publication of a joint temporary final rule to make available an additional 35,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas for the second half of fiscal year (FY) 2022. As explained in the announcement, these visas will be […]

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