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Winter Management Conference – the Best $536,225 I’ve Ever Spent!

In 2016, I signed up for the TCIA mentorship program. With four employees, one truck and a chipper, we had hit our revenue ceiling at just under $500,000. I felt stuck and was craving some guidance. After a few email exchanges with TCIA, I was paired with Peter Sortwell, founder and CEO of Arborwell, an […]

Survey Results: Safety Investments Pay Dividends

Below are the results of the TCIA Accident Survey for 2019 operations. Because of a relatively small sample size (129 companies answering all the questions), no further or deeper analysis of this data would be meaningful or possible. Reaffirming our survey results from previous years, there is a strong correlation between CTSPs on staff and […]

The Tour des Trees Event Is Just Weeks Away

Several TCIA members are planning to take part in this year’s Tour des Trees cycling event to raise money for the Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund). You can help by supporting their efforts. The Tour is an annual long-distance cycling adventure that serves as the primary public outreach and community-engagement event for […]

APHIS expands sudden oak death quarantine in California

In June 2021, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) expanded the Phytophthora ramorum quarantine area in Del Norte County, California. APHIS took this action in response to the confirmation of P. ramorum in the county on September 19, 2020. The California Department of Food and Agriculture has established an intrastate quarantine for the […]

TREE Fund announces grant and scholarship awards

At its May 2021 meeting, the TREE Fund Board of Trustees approved the following grants and scholarships. Congratulations to all recipients! Hyland R. Johns Grant Richard J. Hauer, Ph.D., University ofWisconsin-Stevens Point“Tree Health Implications of Long-term Strategies to Treat Emerald Ash Borer: Long-term Effects on Tree Injections and Tree Tissue”$24,967 This project will determine the […]

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