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Saluting Branches Day of Service Is September 28

Become part of the largest one-day volunteer event in the industry! Saluting Branches invites tree care companies, arborists and industry professionals to volunteer their time and talents on September 28, 2022, for the eighth-annual Saluting Branches Day of Service. There are 119 veterans’ cemeteries throughout the country, many of which require professional arborist care for […]

A Great Experience at TCI EXPO ’21

After 2020’s national restriction on live events, tree care workers and merchants were eagerly anticipating TCI EXPO ’21 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Professionals from across the U.S. reconvened to learn, trade and interact with like-minded individuals who share a passion for tree care. This event also happened to be my first TCI EXPO, granting me a […]

Letters, Emails & Voicemails September 2022

Kudos on “Internal Customers” column Your Outlook piece, “Internal Customers,” was excellent. In my experience, most companies in our profession consistently under-invest in professional (and personal) development for their teams. Going further, it’s my observation that many companies tend to view employees as “production resources” rather than people, and fail to provide a work environment […]

Reconciling the Gap in Federal/State Marijuana Laws

As Congress feverishly rushed to finish up some critical legislative priorities before decamping for home for their annual August recess, they found time to initiate preliminary action to address the expanding policy gap between states that allow for the medical and/or recreational use of marijuana and the federal government’s prohibition on the use and possession […]

Accident Briefs for August 2022

Bucket operator hurt in crash A lift operator trimming trees from a bucket truck July 6, 2022, in Bloomington, Minnesota, was severely injured when a semi-truck collided with the elbow of the lift’s boom, causing the operator to fall to the ground. Investigators say the bucket truck was parked on the sidewalk and the semi’s […]

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