The Arborist Safety Training Institute (ASTI), launched by TCIAF, works to bring quality, local and affordable safety training to working arborists.

Arborists cope every day with hazards that are unimaginable in most professions. Although most receive some sort of on-the-job, informal safety training, far too many risk their lives because they are not adequately trained.

ASTI provides grants for job and safety training to minimize consequent deaths and injuries, and promote overall workforce safety.

Application Deadlines

  • March 1, 2019: Workshops to be held between August 1, 2019 and January 31, 2020.
  • August 15, 2019: Workshops to be held between February 1, 2020 and July 31, 2020.

Note: Grant applicants who submit materials for the August 15, 2018 deadline can expect to hear the status of their application by mid to late September; please stay tuned to your email inbox.

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Upcoming Events

TitleCityState ProvinceBegin Date
ASTI Chipper Operator SafetyBufordGA10/19/2018
ASTI Tree Climber SpecialistWebster GrovesMO10/20/2018
ASTI Aerial Lift Specialist WorkshopGreenvilleNC10/23/2018
ASTI Aerial RescueWest DoverVT10/25/2018
ASTI Aerial Lift Specialist WorkshopEugeneOR11/2/2018
ASTI Chainw Saw Safety WorkshopAnaheimCA11/15/2018
ASTI Chain SawDublinCA12/14/2018


Contact the ASTI Grants Office:

Tree Care Industry Association
ASTI Grant Office, Attn: Amy Tetreault
136 Harvey Road, Suite #101
Londonderry, NH 03053

Phone: 603-314-5380 / Fax: 603-314-5386 / Email: