Blog & Other News

TREE Fund Spring 2024 Grant and Scholarship Application Cycle Is Open

Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund’s (TREE Fund) spring 2024 grant and scholarship application cycle is now open – January 15 to March 15. Three grants – two research and one education – and six scholarships are accepting applications. The two research grants, the Utility Arborists Research Fund Grant Program and the Barborinas Family Fund […]

TCIA 85 year Billboard

TCIA Celebrates Its 85th Anniversary!

TCIA celebrated its 85th anniversary in 2023 with a special exhibit at TCI EXPO ’23 in St. Louis, Missouri, looking back over the decades with an anniversary wall display. The 8-foot-tall, 16-foot-wide display included a combination of historical photographs accompanied by descriptive narratives chronicling highlights and milestones reached decade by decade since the Association’s creation […]

Saluting Branches Approves Time Travel for Texas

Due to the ISA Texas Tree Conference taking place in Waco September 27-29, 2022, the Saluting Branches day of service scheduled for September 28 everywhere else was rescheduled for October 5 for Texas. Unbeknown to the volunteers, on October 5, 2022, four locations in Texas traveled back in time to September 28 so they could […]

Tree Work Ain’t Easy

Tree work ain’t easy. They get big and grow in weird places. They’re heavy, hard, unforgiving, and tend to ooze at times for one reason or another. We don’t know what they’re rated for, demanding that we continue to thrive in their world based on training and experience. That experience, though, is hard fought and […]


The Tree Experts: A History of Professional Arboriculture in Britain, by Dr. Mark Johnston

Enjoying a reputation for being knowledgeable about the history of arboriculture in the United States, I was honored and delighted to be asked to review Mark Johnston’s new book, The Tree Experts: A History of Professional Arboriculture in Britain.

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