Public Policy & Advocacy

TCIA's mission as a trade association is to advance tree care businesses. One of the primary ways to protect and advance the industry is by influencing public policy in a direction favorable for our members. We do this with contributions to political campaigns through the Voice for Trees Political Action Committee (VFT-PAC), by weighing in on select legislative/regulatory issues, and by directly involving members in grassroots efforts. Click on a tab below to learn more.

Get Involved

No one knows tree care better than you – so make your voice heard! Here are just a few ways: 

VFT-PAC Auction 
The VFT-PAC Audtion raises funds to advance your interests in Washington through lively bidding on exclusive items. This events takes place each year at TCIA's Winter Management Conference. Please contact TCIA's Advocacy & Standards Manager Aiden O'Brien, at aobrien@tcia.org or by calling (603) 314-5380 if you would like learn more about this event. 

“No one knows the tree care industry better than us,” says Jeb Darhower of Bayshore Ford Truck Sales, Inc. “And we need to educate Washington on our industry. I’m happy to participate in the VFT-PAC events at Winter Management Conference. Plus, it’s exciting and fun to watch everyone try and outbid each other for your item!”  

Legislative Conference and Day on the Hill
This bi-annual event provides an opportunity for TCIA members to visit with their congressional representatives on Capitol Hill to discuss issues that affect the industry. Attendees will receive an issues briefing before their Hill visits, and first-time participants receive special attention and assistance from veterans of the event.

Advocacy

Contacts Aiden O'Brien, TCIA's Advocacy & Standards Manager at, aobrien@tcia.org to discuss our latest advocacy efforts, how advocacy can help your business, and the ways you can get involved that best fit with your schedule and organization goals.