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  • 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.
  • 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
  • ANSI Z133-2012 Standard for Safety Requirements 

    6/30/2016 - The ANSI Z133-2012 standard, which addresses arboriculture safety requirements for pruning, repairing, maintaining and removing trees and for using equipment in such operations, is now open for public review.

Industry News Items

  • 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  • Blacklisting Repealed 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