The Arborist Safety Training Institute (ASTI) recently awarded nearly $45,000 in grants to 26 tree care organizations, who will use these funds to host safety training workshops throughout the country next year.
“Since the launch of ASTI just a few short years ago, ASTI has grown from funding 10 workshops in eight states to funding over 70 workshops in nearly 30 states,” says Amy Tetreault, TCIA director of development and special programs. “And we’re looking forward to continuing that momentum with these 26 organizations in 2018 and 2019.”
ASTI, launched by the Tree Care Industry Association Foundation (TCIAF) in 2013, works to bring quality, local and affordable safety training to working arborists across the country through its grant program.
The following workshops will be hosted around the country between August 1, 2018 and January 31, 2019. Workshop details will be available soon on TCIA’s Training Center.
Daniel Kallai Safety Training
NC Urban Forest Council
Virginia Horticultural Foundation
Virginia Beach, VA
Black Diamond Tree Service
Wisconsin Arborists Association
Arbor Equity, Inc.
Chagrin Falls, OH
BridgeWood Tree Care
ISA – Western Chapter
Pleasant Hill, CA
J. P. Schermann, Inc.
Chagrin Falls, OH
Piedmont Arborist Consulting
Little Canada, MN
Chipper Operator – English & Spanish Language
Vermeer North Atlantic
Electrical Hazards Awareness (EHAP)
True Timber Arborists
Cutting Edge Tree Professionals
ISA Iowa Chapter
State College, PA
Des Moines, IA
Noah’s Park Tree Care
Job Site Safety Around the Z-133 Safety Standard
Metropolitan Tree Services
Nebraska Arborists Association
Tree Pruning – Spanish Language
ISA Rocky Mountain Chapter
Tree Support Systems Cabling and Bracing
ASTI provides grants to help fund half or full-day workshops that can be presented locally at a reasonable cost to the participant.
Funds for these grants are donated by tree care companies and equipment and service providers from around the country. These supporters are making an investment in the future of safety in the tree care industry.
To learn more supporting ASTI or to apply for a grant, visit TCIA.org/ASTI. The next application deadline is August 15, 2018.
About TCIAF and TCIA
The Tree Care Industry Association Foundation (TCIAF) works to advance education and professional development in the green industry, improve safety and reduce accident rates in the tree care industry, and to disseminate information key to practitioners and consumers about proper tree care. TCIAF programs include Student Career Days (SCD), and the Arborist Safety Training Institute (ASTI).
TCIAF’s sister organization, the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), is a trade association of 2,400 tree care firms and affiliates whose mission is to advance tree care businesses. TCIA develops safety and education programs, standards of tree care practice, and management information for arboriculture firms around the world. TCIA is also proud to present TCI EXPO, the world’s largest tree care industry trade show and conference. Learn more about TCIAF and TCIA at www.tcia.org.