Announcing the ASTI August 2019 Grant Recipients!


The Arborist Safety Training Institute (ASTI) recently awarded nearly $35,000 in grants to 19 tree care organizations, who will use these funds to host safety training workshops throughout the country next year. 
“Safety training and education helps build a safe and productive environment for employees and cost savings for the company,” says Amy Tetreault, TCIA director of development and special programs. “ASTI seeks to increase education in our industry by providing quality, affordable safety training by professional trainers to ensure every arborist who wants safety training has the opportunity to participate.” 
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 February 1, 2020 and July 31, 2020. Workshop details will be available soon on TCIA’s Training Center
Aerial Lift 
Corona, CA

Aerial Rescue
Alpine Tree Service
Morristown, NJ

BridgeWood Tree Care
Dublin, CA

DiversiTree Arbor Care
Olympia, WA

Aerial Rescue – Spanish Language
San Antonia Arborist Association
Selma, TX

Chain Saw
Arbor Elements
Columbus, OH

Lanphear Supply
Mayfield Village, OH

Shadywood Tree Experts
Minnetonka, MN

Chipper Operator
Kristoffer Rasmussen
Dallas, TX

Chipper Operator - Spanish
Lakeside, CA

Compact Lift
Cordwin Tree Service, Inc.
Ocala, FL

Electrical Hazards Awareness

Ohio Chapter ISA
Dayton, OH

Electrical Hazards Awareness
(EHAP) – Spanish Language
Arcadia, CA

Ground Operations
Charleston Tree Experts
Summerville, SC

Trees, Forests & Landscapes, Inc.
St. Louis, MO

Ground Operations & Aerial Support
Vermeer MidSouth
Memphis, TN

Iowa Arborist Association
Grinnell, IA

Tree Climber Specialist
Carolina Outdoor Care, LLC
Piedmont, SC

Understanding a Crane
Oak Bros Tree Removal and Stump Grinding, LLC
Downs, IL

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 about ASTI or to apply for a grant, visit The next application deadline is March 1, 2020.

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 2,300 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