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 […]

Feedback: Why Are We So Afraid?

They say the fear of public speaking is one of the greatest phobias for people to overcome. This makes sense, because performing in front of a large group with all eyes on you can be unnerving. It can make you feel panicked and vulnerable, with nowhere to hide. However, I believe a more common, although […]

Training Your Replacement

Wherever you now stand in your career, you were once the “newbie” – the new employee, the new ground worker, the new trimmer, perhaps even the new owner. In each and every one of these changes – pages, if you will, in the story of your life – you were trained and you then needed […]

Beyond Training – A Four-Factor Performance-Improvement Model

As a professional skills trainer, I believe in the benefits of training. In an organizational setting, it is important for employees to have access to relevant training when it is needed. Effective training provides employees with the necessary knowledge and skills to boost performance. Effective training aligns with performance goals in a way that bridges […]

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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