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  • Don’t Use Climbing Spikes When Pruning Trees 

    5/2/2017 - 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 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.
  • How to Prune a Bleeding Tree 

    3/24/2015 - I had my maple tree pruned last spring and afterwards it seemed to leak sap all over the place.

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  • No Shortage of Acronyms in the TCI 

    5/10/2017 - Oftentimes I have found it annoying when people “belt out” acronyms assuming we all should know what they stand for.
  • Tree Care Related Incidents in 2016 

    5/2/2017 - 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.
  • Cracks Can Cause Hazards in Trees 

    5/2/2017 - 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 

    5/2/2017 - 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.
  • 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.