Industry News Archive

  • Mid-State Technical College 

    3/22/2017 - 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 

    3/17/2017 - 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  • Blacklisting Repealed 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.
  • Sponsor the Robert Felix Memorial Golf Tournament 

    10/19/2016 - TCIAF’s annual Robert Felix Memorial Golf Tournament honors the memory of Robert Felix, a tree care industry icon and former President of the National Arborist Association (now TCIA), and raises funds to support students of arboriculture.