Industry News Archive

  • CI Capital Partners Invests in SavATree 

    6/12/2017 - CI Capital Partners ("CI Capital"), a New York-based private equity firm, and SavATree, a leading provider of quality tree, shrub and lawn care services, announced today that an affiliate of CI Capital has acquired a majority interest in SavATree.
  • Thrive Plant Health Care Solutions Merges with SavATree 

    5/18/2017 - SavATree, a leading provider of quality tree, shrub and lawn care services, today announced a merger with Sterling, Virginia based Thrive, Plant Health Care Solutions, further expanding SavATree’s presence in Virginia.
  • Death by Distracted Drivers 

    5/17/2017 - Cleveland is one of the largest cities in Ohio, second only to the state’s capital, and the 48th largest city in the country, according to the U.S. Census Bureau in 2014. Cleveland boasted a population of 389,521.
  • Mid-State Technical College 

    5/2/2017 - The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) presented Ron Zillmer, associate dean at Mid-State Technical College, the 2016 Advancing Arboriculture Award at its Winter Management Conference in Puerto Rico, Feb. 6.
  • The 2017 Robert Felix Memorial Golf Tournament 

    5/2/2017 - TCIAF’s Robert Felix Memorial Golf Tournament at Winter Management Conference honors the vision of industry leaders Bob and Pat Felix for the next generation of arborists by raising funds for students in the industry.
  • Blacklisting Repealed 

    3/17/2017 - After a narrow vote in the Senate on March 6, the so-called “blacklisting” rule that sought to force federal contractors to disclose previous labor-law violations has all but been eliminated.
  • Remembering Cass Turnbull 

    2/16/2017 - Cass Turnbull, 65, of Seattle, Washington, founder of Plant Amnesty, an organization launched to protect the mutilation of trees in the landscape, died of a heart attack January 26, 2017, while on vacation in Hawaii.
  • ASTI Grant Application Deadline March 1st 

    1/27/2017 - The Arborist Safety Training Institute (ASTI) is a program launched by the Tree Care Industry Association Foundation (TCIAF) in 2013 in an effort to bring affordable safety training and educational opportunities to tree care companies across the coun
  • 2016 Professional Communication Award Winners 

    1/11/2017 - TCIA is proud to announce the winners for the annual Professional Communication Awards, an award honoring marketing and communication excellence in the tree care industry.
  • A300 Part 11 Urban Forest Products Status 

    1/10/2017 - While we recognize the need for guidance in the wood utilization marketplace, the ANSI‐accredited Standards Committee A300 believes this project falls outside the scope of tree care management standards at this time.
  • OSHA Bans Body Belts & Lanyards in Buckets 

    11/23/2016 - In its announcement of a Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (Subpart D) final rule on November 18, OSHA put tree care employers on notice that conventional body belts and lanyards used for fall protection in aerial lifts would
  • How Urban Trees Can Save Lives 

    11/22/2016 - By 2050, the United Nations predicts almost two-thirds of the world’s population to live in cities and the ramifications of such a drastic cultural shift could spell disaster for public health.