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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Get Involved

Get Involved

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

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OSHA Standard

OSHA Standard

Tree Care Workers Need a Safety Standard

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Latest News

Latest News

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Social Media

Social Media

Integrating a Grapple Crane into Your Operation
The owners of five tree care companies that ...employ grapple cranes in their operations offered advice on successfully integrating this specialized equipment during the Grapple Crane Panel Discussion at TCI EXPO in Indianapolis, Indiana, last November 2021.

Joseph B. Pipitone, owner of Top Notch Tree Care, in Kingsley, PA, had the idea for this panel discussion as a way to share experiences and offer wisdom about the process, much like his own business mentors have done for him.

Slide 1: Purchasing a grapple crane is a big financial commitment. One way to help pay for it is by taking on storm cleanup. 📷: @Boftree
Slide 2: Erick Navarro Palacios with his grapple crane. If you can be organized and financially disciplined, owning a grapple crane will pay dividends. 📷: @erick_palacios83
Slide 3: Joseph Pipitone riding the rails. 📷: @Top_Notch_Tree_inc

Read the full article at tcimag.tcia.org or through the linktr.ee in our bio

Experience another Grapple Crane Panel Discussion during TCI EXPO '22, which will be held November 10 - 12 in Charlotte, NC. A different set of panelists will consider new questions, and more time will be scheduled for attendees to ask their own questions to the panel. Keep an eye on expo.tcia.org for scheduling information.

Integrating a Grapple Crane into Your Operation
Slide 1: Taking on storm cleanup. 📷: ...Bofingers Tree
Slide 2: A grapple crane will pay dividends. 📷: Erick Palacios
Slide 3: Joseph Pipitone riding the rails. 📷: Top Notch Tree

http://tcimag.tcia.org

#tcia #treecareindustry

You got game; show us your slam dunks and you can win the admiration and envy of your peers as well... as a spot on the Marketing Excellence Awards Panel at TCI EXPO'22!

Please submit your best marketing effort taking place between January 2021 and August 2022!

What exactly is a marketing effort? They can be but are not limited to...
- Websites
- Social posts/campaigns
- Print collateral
- Blog-vlogs
- Podcasts
- TV/YouTube
- Radio
- Community outreach/campaigns
- Hot Air Balloons...
this is your company at its most creative!
We will need you to provide pdfs and/or links where applicable to all submissions.

When you make your submission, we are looking for why you created the marketing campaign/pieces in the first place. Were you successful in fulfilling your goals, or did something totally unexpectedly great happen? We love a good story to let us know why this marketing effort stands out.

The TCIA Marketing team is always available if you have any questions, please reach out to us at marketing@tcia.org for any questions you may have pop up during the submission process.

Check out last year's winners and learn more at awards.tcia.org/marketing-excellence-awards or through the link in our bio.
We're looking forward to another tremendous panel-led session at TCI EXPO’22 in Charlotte, in November 2022 where our winners will share their experiences and innovations!

Submit by August 15, 2022 at awards.tcia.org/marketing-excellence-awards or through the linktr.ee in our bio

You got game; show us your slam dunks and you can win the admiration and envy of your peers as well... as a spot on the Marketing Excellence Awards Panel at TCI EXPO'22!

https://awards.tcia.org/marketing-excellence-awards/

Deadline 8/15/22

#tcia #tciexpo22 #treecareindustry

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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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