News & Opinions

Rescuing Wildlife Is Good for Them and Us

I received a call in mid-September 2020 from Audubon Florida’s EagleWatch program. While studying an eagle’s nest on Marco Island, just off of Naples, Florida, someone noticed a cast netting – used by those fishing for shrimp or baitfish – entangled within the nest site. Entangled birds cannot defend themselves against predators, cannot feed themselves […]

SavATree’s Ryan Torcicollo wins Utah TCC

Ryan Torcicollo, SavATree’s general tree care talent developer, was awarded first place overall at this year’s 27th Annual Utah Tree Climbing Championship sponsored by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Utah Chapter, held September 17-19 in Payson, Utah. SavATree’s Utah branch had nine additional climbers participate in this competition. Torcicollo completed his first competition about […]

Avant Tecno USA to distribute Leguan lifts

Avant Tecno USA, a six-year TCIA Corporate Member company based in Arlington Heights, Illinois, is now the distributor for Leguan Lifts Oy in North America. Beginning in October 2020, Avant Tecno USA and select dealers in their network began promoting, selling and servicing the Leguan 190 tracked lifts designed for tree care and other heavy-duty […]

Comprehensive Rewrite of Pesticide Regulations Introduced in Congress

Opponents say bill could limit controls available for invasive pests. On August 4, 2020, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Joe Neguse (D-Colo.) introduced companion legislation that would fundamentally rewrite and amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) – the law governing pesticide use in the United States. S.B. 4406 and […]

Petzl Technical Partner Program

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah October 20, 2020 Petzl launches a Petzl Technical Partner Program and network for the US & Canadian markets, joining forces with top training companies in multiple rescue and rope access industries. Petzl’s Professional Division is pleased to announce an innovative new partnership program in the US and Canadian markets. The Petzl […]

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