TCIA News Archive

  • Drones and Tree Care: Right for Your Operation? 

    3/17/2017 - One important thing to keep in mind while researching drones for your operation: the speed at which changes are taking place in the industry is dizzying, similar to the personal computer and smartphone revolutions.
  • Cracks Can Cause Hazards in Trees 

    3/17/2017 - Tree failure is a major cause of property damage, especially after high winds. If the wind is strong enough, even healthy trees can be uprooted or broken.
  • Don’t Use Climbing Spikes When Pruning Trees 

    2/28/2017 - Climbing spikes are sharpened steel spikes attached to the climber’s leg by leather straps and padded supports. A tree worker should only use them to access trees being removed.
  • Tree Care Related Incidents in 2016 

    2/6/2017 - TCIA learned of 153 tree care-related occupational incidents * in calendar year 2016. Ninety-two of them were fatal. This report provides what we know about these incidents from the media accounts.
  • The Legacy of Engagement 

    1/17/2017 - When people speak of my paternal grandfather, Michael Carbonara, they mention two things: his generosity, and his garden.
  • How to Remain Relevant 

    1/4/2017 - Whether you own a company or work for one, we all want to be important to our constituents.
  • Tree Pruning to ANSI Standards 

    12/28/2016 - Winter is an excellent time to prune dead and hazardous branches out of trees, according to tree care experts.
  • Win an Apple Watch at TCI EXPO 

    11/10/2016 - Are you planning to go to TCI EXPO 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland, November 10-12? Whether you’re an attendee or an exhibitor, you’ll want to download the official TCI EXPO app to make the most of your conference experience.
  • The Fun Never Stops at TCI EXPO 2016 in Baltimore 

    11/2/2016 - TCI EXPO 2016, which is heading to Baltimore next month, is the perfect time to take advantage of 85+ hours of tree care education, visit hundreds of exhibitors, and network with thousands of like-minded tree care professionals from around the world.
  • TCIA Top Safety Resources 

    5/18/2016 - In light of OSHA's recent National Fall Prevention Stand-Down, and the upcoming National Safety Month (June 2016), we're highlighting few safety tips and resources for working arborists.
  • How to Correct Aggressive Tree Roots 

    5/11/2016 - In the urban and suburban landscape, tree roots often are forced to grow between buildings or under driveways and walkways. As roots grow, they can break walls, pipes and patios, causing damage to properties.
  • Who Butchered My Tree? 

    4/27/2016 - How would you feel if you returned home from work to find that the beautiful shade trees by the street in front of your house had been drastically pruned?
  • How Green Is Your Tree Care Company? 

    4/19/2016 - Earth Day is this Friday, April 22! This holiday is an annual reminder that we, as global citizens, all have a vested interest in sustainability. As arborists, we have an even stronger incentive to lead by example, as our profession often requires us
  • Getting to the Root of the Problem 

    4/12/2016 - One of the major causes of tree failure is root damage. When a tree's root system has been extensively damaged, the whole tree can fall to the ground...or onto your house.
  • Health Insurance for Your Trees and Shrubs 

    4/6/2016 - Most homeowners with yards enjoy the thought of an inviting landscape they can show off and enjoy. But creating a beautiful outdoor living space takes effort and patience.
  • OSHA's Top 10 Citations 

    3/9/2016 - Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in the February 2016 edition of a TCIA members-only publication, The Reporter News, and was compiled by Peter Gerstenberger, TCIA???s senior advisor for safety, compliance and standards. Click here to
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