Workforce & Training

CTSP Safety Tools and Concepts Still Useful 15 Years Later

Eric Wilson, director of environmental health & safety for Monarch Landscape Companies, a five-year TCIA member company headquartered in Los Angeles, California, graduated from TCIA’s CTSP (Certified Treecare Safety Professional) program in July 2006. That makes him one of the first to obtain the credential, and he has maintained it all these 15 years. “I […]

Who Is Your Next Crew Leader?

Being a crew leader is the gateway to leadership in the blue-collar world. It takes many different skills. There are very few natural leaders who excel at all of the qualities you need. How do we find them? We usually take a dependable, productive person and promote them. Unfortunately, too often circumstances force a promotion. […]

It’s All About Accountability for 15-Year CTSP Nick Peterson

Nick Peterson was one of the first persons to earn the Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) credential, a certification TCIA launched in 2008 to help arborists nurture a culture of safety at their companies. He has maintained the credential for 15 years. “Two reasons I always kept the certification was because I was in that […]

Minnesota Arborist Rescue Training for First Responders

In May and October of 2021, Levy Tree Care, LLC, an 11-year TCIA member company based in Duluth, Minnesota, and Trees & Me, a first-year TCIA member company based in Saint Paul, Minn., organized two aerial-rescue training sessions for local first responders, one each in Bloomington and Duluth, Minn. This article is intended to show […]

CTSP Has Jarrod Schiltz’s Back

As manager of operations for Minnesota Valley Tree Service, a 27-year TCIA member company based in Granite Falls, Minnesota, Jarrod Schiltz oversees three crews in the high-stakes business of line clearance, a job he has held for almost 17 years. “I’m big on safety, and when people see that I take safety seriously, I think […]

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