Workforce & Training

A-Plus Tree Service

Having a Plan, Not Just Winging It

Brandon Bogus, owner of A-Plus Tree Service, an eight-year TCIA member company based in Fremont, Nebraska, earned TCIA’s Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) credential a few years ago. As a result, “I am more competent and confident when training my employees,” he says. “It’s a matter of being more prepared, instead of just winging it, […]

Skilled Trades Career Fairs:

Gateways to Talent for Tree Care Businesses The tree care industry, like other skilled trades, requires a workforce with practical expertise, technical knowledge and a priority for safety. The tree care industry, especially, faces challenges in finding and recruiting qualified professionals. Digital platforms have transformed recruitment, but skilled-trades career fairs are still effective for connecting […]

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You Can’t Just Rest on Your Laurels

“You can’t just rest on your laurels. You have to be constantly vigilant,” says Ezekiel T. Willard, owner of Idaho Tree Preservation (ITP), a 12-year TCIA member company based in Boise, Idaho. As such, he has constantly pursued more education and certifications on his mission to help improve tree care industry safety through credentialing. That […]

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Training Tree Crews on Wildland Fire Prevention and Suppression

The constant threat of wildland fire events seems to be growing more intense and destructive each year. Equipping arboricultural workers with the knowledge to address the looming risk of fires is critical to protecting not only the people on the ground, but the communities they serve. As tree work often turns into hazardous wildland fire […]

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TCIA Offers a Portal to a Better Career

TCIA Career Pathways, a new online education and training program, offers tree care workers new opportunities to advance their careers. At the same time, it provides individual companies an opportunity to provide structured training and create career pathways that can help stabilize their workforce. With TCIA Career Pathways, the Tree Care Industry Association is offering […]

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