The Arborist Safety Training Institute (ASTI) recently awarded  nearly $45,000 in grants to 26 tree care organizations, who will use these funds to  host safety training workshops throughout the country next year.

“Since the launch of ASTI just a few short years ago, ASTI has  grown from funding 10 workshops in eight states to funding over 70 workshops in  nearly 30 states,” says Amy Tetreault, TCIA director of development and special  programs. “And we’re looking forward to continuing that momentum with these 26  organizations in 2018 and 2019.”

ASTI, launched by the Tree  Care Industry Association Foundation (TCIAF) in 2013, works to bring quality,  local and affordable safety training to working arborists across the country  through its grant program.

The  following workshops will be hosted around the country between August 1, 2018 and January 31, 2019. Workshop details will be available soon on TCIA’s  Training Center.

Aerial Lift
Woodland, CA

Daniel  Kallai Safety Training
Eugene, OR

NC Urban  Forest Council
Greenville, NC

Virginia  Horticultural Foundation
Virginia Beach, VA

Aerial Rescue
Black  Diamond Tree Service
Bennington, VT

Wisconsin  Arborists Association
Neenah, WI

Vermeer  Mid-South
Raymond, MS

Chain Saw
Arbor Equity, Inc.
Macon, GA          

Chagrin Falls, OH           

BridgeWood  Tree Care
Pleasant Hill, CA

ISA –  Western Chapter

Anaheim, CA          

Chipper Operator
Chagrin Falls, OH

J. P.  Schermann, Inc.

Farley, IA          

Wooster, OH          

Piedmont  Arborist Consulting
Lawrenceville, GA          

Tri-State  Bobcat
Little Canada, MN


Chipper Operator – English & Spanish  Language
 Vermeer North  Atlantic
 Lumberton, NJ          

Electrical Hazards Awareness (EHAP)
True Timber  Arborists
Ashland, VA          

Cutting Edge Tree Professionals
State College, PA

ISA Iowa  Chapter

Des Moines, IA          

Noah’s Park Tree Care
Reno, NV          

Job Site Safety Around the Z-133 Safety  Standard           
Columbus, OH          

Tree  Climber
Nebraska Arborists  Association
Ashland, NE

Metropolitan Tree Services

Kirkwood, MO

Tree  Pruning – Spanish Language

ISA Rocky Mountain Chapter
 Aspen, CO

Tree  Support Systems Cabling and Bracing

Vermeer Northeast
Hopkinton, MA           


ASTI  provides grants to help fund half or full-day workshops that can be presented  locally at a reasonable cost to the participant. 

Funds  for these grants are donated by tree care companies and equipment and service  providers from around the country. These supporters are making an investment in  the future of safety in the tree care industry. 

To  learn more supporting ASTI or to apply for a grant, visit The  next application deadline is August 15,  2018.

About  TCIAF and TCIA

The Tree Care Industry  Association Foundation (TCIAF) works to advance education and professional  development in the green industry, improve safety and reduce accident rates in  the tree care industry, and to disseminate information key to practitioners and  consumers about proper tree care. TCIAF programs include Student Career Days (SCD),  and the Arborist Safety Training Institute (ASTI).

TCIAF’s sister organization,  the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), is a trade association of 2,400 tree  care firms and affiliates whose mission is to advance tree care businesses.  TCIA develops safety and education programs, standards of tree care practice,  and management information for arboriculture firms around the world. TCIA is  also proud to present TCI EXPO, the world’s largest tree care industry trade  show and conference. Learn more about TCIAF and TCIA at