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PUBLIC POLICY & ADVOCACY

TCIA’s mission as a trade association is to advance tree care businesses.

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”

One of the primary ways to protect and advance the industry is by influencing public policy in a direction favorable for our members.

What is VFT-PAC?

What is VFT-PAC?

The Voice for Trees Political Action Committee (VFT-PAC) is the Tree Care Industry Association’s political advocacy voice for the tree care industry.

Issues

Issues

We know there are many issues facing tree care companies in the United States today. TCIA’s team advocates to look out for our members and advance our industry.

Legislative Day on the Hill

Legislative Day on the Hill

Making our voices heard through grassroots efforts in the states and through direct action by TCIA’s lobbyists, staff, and members, your industry’s trade association works to promote the interests of commercial and utility arboriculture.

Get Involved

Get Involved

No one knows tree care better than you – so make your voice heard!

OSHA Standard

OSHA Standard

Tree Care Workers Need a Safety Standard

Social Media

Social Media

The TCIA Winter Management Conference has begun! Looking forward to an awesome week of world-class ...education and connecting with the best of the best in the tree care industry! #barbados #tciawmc2023 #tcia #treecareindustry #treecareindustryassociation

This month our TCI Magazine February issue features Plant Health Care!
Articles include:
...
Why Do Trees Care About Soil?
BY LUKE SCHEBERL

Let’s Build Strong Foundations (We and the Trees)
by Removing the Dirt on Top
BY KATHY GLASSEY

Modern Organic Amendments:
A Practical Approach to Urban Soil Health
BY ZACK SHIER, BCMA

What Are the Alternatives to Neonicotinoid Pesticides?
BY DON STARUK

Three Scale Amigos in the City:
Who They Are and Why They Outbreak
BY MICHAEL J. RAUPP, PH.D.

What Is Tree Biomechanics and Why Should I Care?
BY BRIAN KANE, PH.D.

Read the full issue at tcimag.tcia.org or through the link in our bio

And remember, the print edition of TCI Magazine is always free and delivered to your doorstep - subscribe at tcimag.tcia.org

TCIA is happy to announce the launch of our new product:
Tree Climber Specialist 4: Rigging ...Operations Aloft
Provides climbers with the knowledge and best practices necessary for rigging operations.

🌳 Rigging Fundamentals
🌳 Understanding Forces
🌳 Rigging From Below
🌳 Balance Rigging
🌳 Aerial Rescue Techniques
🌳 Mechanical Advantage

The course blends online learning with on-the-job skills demonstrations. Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a certificate demonstrating your ability to learn and retain valuable industry knowledge.
5.75 ISA and CTSP CEUs

TCIA Member Price: $59.99 | Non-Member Price: $89.99
Purchase at tcia.org/shop today!

A Successful Sales Process Outline by David M. Anderson

"The best way to sell tree ...care is to be an expert. If you are a good arborist and work as a consultant, you have the essential ingredients. Let’s start with that premise and add a few other basics, but extremely important, norms or principles."

David shares his process, here are some of the highlights:
Always be honest
Don't try to save every tree
Don't sell on fear
Manage your calendar
Ask for their budget
Explain what separates you from the competition
Follow up in a timely manner
Set low expectations

Photo: Kristoffer Rasmussen, right, a TCIA Accreditation auditor, and Rafael Palacios Galvez, with YTS Companies LLC, a dual-accredited, 10-year TCIA member company based in Dayton, Minnesota, check a work order on a job site. The crews need to make sure to perform the work agreed to.

Read the full article in this month's TCI Magazine at tcimag.tcia.org

And remember, the print edition of TCI Magazine is always free and delivered to your doorstep - subscribe at tcimag.tcia.org

#tcia #treecareindustry #tcimagazine #treework #arborists #treecare #treecarebiz #arbnation

The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) is a trade association of 2,300 tree care firms and affiliated companies worldwide and was established in 1938 as the National Arborist Association.

Our mission is to advance tree care businesses. TCIA develops safety and education programs, standards of tree care practice and management information for tree and landscape firms around the world. We provide continuing education, training, conferences and publications to promote the safe and appropriate practice of tree care.

Since 1938, TCIA has been working to elevate the standards of commercial and utility tree care. TCIA supports, promotes and educates our members so that they may be more successful in their activities and the environment in which we live will be significantly improved.

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