Workforce & Training

CTSP Spurs New Ideas for Angus Barnhart-Usedom

During a line-clearance training session for a group of community-college students last winter, trainer Angus Barnhart-Usedom encountered a student wary of chain saws. “I realized I had to switch up my teaching style for a timid person. You sometimes come across someone for whom you need to adjust to accommodate their style of learning. They […]

Sopladores de mochila: ¿Sabías?

Backpack Blowers: Did You Know? Cuando las empresas forestales hablan de capacitación, las discusiones a menudo se centran en operaciones de aparejos, uso de moto sierras, Programa de TCIA Concientizacion sobre peligros Electricos o rescate aéreo. Pero, ¿con qué frecuencia su empresa ha recibido formación específica sobre el uso de sopladores de mochila? Es posible […]

TREE Fund announces grant and scholarship awards

At its May 2021 meeting, the TREE Fund Board of Trustees approved the following grants and scholarships. Congratulations to all recipients! Hyland R. Johns Grant Richard J. Hauer, Ph.D., University ofWisconsin-Stevens Point“Tree Health Implications of Long-term Strategies to Treat Emerald Ash Borer: Long-term Effects on Tree Injections and Tree Tissue”$24,967 This project will determine the […]

Training Helps John Talkington Set High Standards

John Talkington’s career as an engineer has involved much safety training, so he was naturally drawn to TCIA’s Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) program. The program helps tree care managers develop skills they can use as safety “coaches” for their crews, and helps them create and foster a safe work environment. Talkington’s motivation for earning […]

Bumper Stump: Can You Cut It?

What? Bumper stump? No-move crane pick? Is this article a poor English translation of another language? Let’s clear this up: This article describes a type of cut made to the butt log of a tree to hold it perfectly still during a crane pick. This cut would be useful in situations where that log must […]

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