News & Opinions

RAP vs. IRAP – How does the Arborist Apprenticeship Program Work?

On February 17, President Biden rescinded a 2017 Executive Order on Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program’s (IRAP), thereby ending that program. This move has raised questions about what this means for TCIA’s Arborist Apprenticeship Program. The 2017 order being rescinded will not impact the Arborist Apprenticeship program. TCIA’s Arborist Apprenticeship Guidelines are certified by the US Department […]

Snapshot: The Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program

In December of 2000, Congress authorized a Small Business Administration (SBA) program to support women-owned businesses in bidding for federal contracts. The Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program allows government contracting officers to set aside contracts specifically for qualifying women-owned businesses in underrepresented and substantially underrepresented North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. A […]

Paying It Forward

In these crazy and uncertain times, it is reassuring to be part of a tight-knit industry where the people quite literally watch out for one another. At least, that is the way it is from my perspective, and I hope from yours as well. I would like to use this column to give some credit […]

March 2021 Letters & Emails

On removing deadwood In his article, “On Removing Deadwood, Part 1” (TCI, February 2021), Jeremiah Sandler states “… we reduced the length of the dead branches to a safe size. After we finished our pruning …” Did finishing the pruning involve removing the rest of the dead branches, or did reducing them to a safe […]

SavATree buys Arborwell

SavATree, a 35-year TCIA member company headquartered in Bedford Hills, New York, announced in January its largest acquisition to date with the purchase of Arborwell Professional Tree Management, an accredited, 24-year TCIA member company based in Hayward, California. Arborwell operations include core branches located in Oakland, Redwood City, Sacramento, San Diego and San Jose, Calif., […]

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