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

  • August 15, 2018: Workshops to be held between February 1, 2019 and July 31, 2019.
  • March 1, 2019: Workshops to be held between August 1, 2019 and January 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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TitleCityState ProvinceBegin Date
ASTI EHAP - SOLD OUTAshlandVA8/17/2018
ASTI Chipper Operator SpecialistWoosterOH8/23/2018
ASTI Chipper Operator SpecialistLumbertonNJ9/7/2018
ASTI Tree Climber SpecialistAshlandNE9/13/2018
ASTI Chain SawMilledgevilleGA9/26/2018
ASTI Aerial LiftWoodlandCA9/29/2018
ASTI Aerial RescueRaymondMS10/3/2018
ASTI Chipper Operator SafetyLawrencevilleGA10/19/2018


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: