Take a Break

I’m guessing I’m not the only one who feels like this past year absolutely flew by. Lots of travel, big wins at work and home, hustling every day to support the business and my teammates. All while trying to be present at home and supporting kids and social activities. Reflecting, I did not stop and […]

Having a Say on OSHA’s Heat-Illness Standard

Safety and science are words we use on repeat at our company. Making sure our team is well taken care of and goes home safely to their families every day is extremely important to us. And as a south-central Texas business owner, I can say the summer heat this year was intense in our territory, […]

Keepers of the Trees

The tree care industry has experienced significant changes in the last decade, with equipment and communication advancing how many of us do business. Across the developments within arboriculture, the equipment always seems to steal the show. Everyone loves the large, backyard portable buckets and the 100-foot grapple saws. But how are we advancing the art […]

Paper Tiger?

The Tree Care Industry Association held a Legislative Fly-In during the summer before COVID, and we invited a couple of officials from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to talk to our group about impending Entry-Level Driver Training requirements for would-be holders of a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Finding good employees is challenging enough. […]

Finding a Balance for Trees and Profits

Recently, I was able to take a trip to some parts of the country I hadn’t seen before, including the coasts of Northern California and Oregon and back through Yellowstone National Park, most of which is in northwest Wyoming. We hiked through and camped in some wonderful forests, among massive trees and understories that were […]

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