Diversity in the Industry

Women in Tree Care Scholarship Winners Charting Their Own Paths

The Women in Tree Care pre-conference workshop at TCI EXPO ’22 in Charlotte, North Carolina, in November offered a full day of education, breakout sessions and networking. The annual symposium is an important event for many in the tree care industry, as it works to provide targeted and relevant information to attendees who are interested […]

Women in Tree Care – A Force to Be Reckoned With

The Women in Tree Care (WITC) pre-conference symposium continued its momentum at TCI EXPO ’22 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The event included a full day of education, breakout sessions and networking. The symposium has become a regular event at TCI EXPO and an important workshop for many in the industry. It aims to provide targeted […]

Krista Strating: Women’s Climbing Champion Says Anyone Can Do This

Krista Strating wears many hard hats. She works full time, year-round, as an arborist for the City of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, just outside Toronto. Strating also works part time as lead instructor for the Humber College Arborist Apprenticeship program. And she serves as an ambassador for Husqvarna and Notch Equipment. Finally, she currently holds the […]

Geezers Climb Because They Can … and for Many Other Reasons

Geezers – now called Legend of the Geezers – is an opportunity for older climbers, those with the regular tree-climbing championships in their rearview mirror, to still take part in competitive tree climbing. It takes place each January in Florida (no big surprise there, right?). Those who take part, whether as climbers, organizers, volunteers or […]

Arborists in Mind and Body

After proposing to write an article on this topic, I found I felt unqualified to write about women in tree care. That feeling of inability is not uncomfortable for me; I’ve made a career by abandoning comfort to gain experience. As any veteran arborist can attest, expertise is earned, but the most successful know that […]

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