Tree Care

Tree-Worker Safety Update

Tree-worker safety has become a popular topic at tree care workshops and conferences. This is long overdue. If you look back to the 1950s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and even the ’90s, it was frequently an overlooked topic for programs. The National Arborist Association, now TCIA, addressed safety in Arbor Age magazine and later in TCI […]

Leveraging Business Software in the Age of COVID-19

On the whole, commercial tree care companies were faring well amid the country-wide economic collapse related to COVID-19 in the second quarter of this year, but that didn’t mean the pandemic didn’t create some change. A July 2020 report by Jobber, a provider of business-management software, states that the entire home-service category saw a drop […]

Accident Briefs – September 2020

All items taken from published reports or reported directly to TCIA staff, as noted. Two shocked trimming trees from lift Two tree workers in an aerial lift were shocked when they apparently made contact with a power line while trimming trees July 3, 2020, in North Richland Hills, Texas. Both victims were taken to a […]

Teufelberger’s TreeMotion Evo Climbing Saddle

Mark Bridge gave an overview and demonstration of Teufelberger’snew treeMotion evo (trademarked treeMOTION evo) climbing saddle in the Unboxing Ring at the 2019 TCI EXPO in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. When “unboxing” the saddle from its duffel-type bag, you’ll find it also houses a smaller bag containing a length of shock cord and the user’s manual. The […]

Climber Work Positioning

Ascent and descent make up a small percentage of what occurs during tree-climbing operations. Much of the time in the canopy is spent in a work position. When we stop climbing to accomplish the specific tasks/objectives of the job order, we must position ourselves in a manner not only to safely accomplish the task but […]

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