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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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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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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Social Media

Education and safety go hand-in-hand!

In this episode of the podcast, we sit down with Joe... Cordova and Matt Gleason of ArborForce and discuss the importance of safety training.

🎧Listen at podcast.tcia.org or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Slide 1: Joe Cordova is the owner of ArborForce. He has been working in commercial forestry for 20 years. In April of 2008, he went out on his own with the launch of ArborForce. ArborForce will celebrate its 14th anniversary on April 16, 2022. From a single-person company back then they have grown to a “family” team 29 people strong. Joe is an ISA certified arborist and licensed as a commercial applicator through the Department of Agriculture, as well as holding many other licenses and certifications.

Slide 2: Matt Gleason, Is a project manager and safety coordinator with ArborForce. He has been working in commercial forestry for 4.5 years and has been in the industry for 6 years. Matt is an ISA Certified Arborist and holds a Class A CDL and other certs through TCIA. Matt is married to his wife Samantha and they have a newborn baby girl!


Our sponsor for this episode is @planitgeo

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In this month's TCIA Accreditation Profile in TCI Magazine we meet newly Accredited Tip Top ...Arborists, Inc., a 27-year TCIA member company based in Lancaster, California.

Regarding the Accreditation process... Tip Top Arborists formed a team that met every Wednesday. “It was like looking forward to Christmas,” Jim Lewandowski’s, owner, says, “knowing we had this common goal. And it kept us accountable. My project was the business plan, and I thought I could get it put together in no time – and I couldn’t! People kept asking me, ‘So Jim, how’s that business plan coming?’”

What sets Tip Top Arborists apart in their area is “licenses, certifications, professionalism and having the right amount of workers’ comp insurance," says Tom Baal, Sales Manager.

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


In this month's TCIA Accreditation Profile in TCI Magazine we meet newly Accredited Tip Top ...Arborists, Inc., a 27-yr TCIA member co. based in CA

#tcia #tcimagazine #treecarebiz #treepros #treework #treelife #arblife #arbnation #arborists #arborist #ctsp

Ground Operations 2: Chipper Specialist is designed to provide workers with safety knowledge and ...best practices for chipper operation. This course covers:
- Chipper Types and Hook Up
- Getting Started
- Chipper Operation
- Chipper Maintenance
- Using the Winch
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.

Retail Price: $54.99 | TCIA Member Price: $34.99

Earn 1.75 ISA 1.75 CTSP CEUs

Learn more and get started today at tcia.org/shop - or through the link in our bio

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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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