Women in Tree Care

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Justina Kraus is Just a (First-Rate) Tree Care Worker

In the 1990s, Justina Kraus, now co-owner of Champion Tree Care, LLC, a TCIA member company based in Everett, Washington, began studying environmental horticulture at Lake Washington Technical College in Kirkland, Wash. “When I took the introductory class in urban forestry,” she says, “I realized I wanted to climb trees with a chain saw.” Unfortunately, […]

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Ten Years Strong: Women’s Tree Climbing Workshop

When someone tells you, “You changed my life,” the goosebumps that swirl up from your toes to the top of your head cement how fragile we all really are. Ask someone, “Can you tell me something memorable you did 10 years ago?” and most people can’t even remember one thing they did last month. Ten […]

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When It Comes to Climbing, Women Can Do This!

True empowerment of women can only happen as a result of not the removing of empowerment for men, but of our ability to stop caring about gender at all. It’s no secret that men make up the majority of the workforce in the field of arboriculture in the United States, but it seems that with […]

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