ASTI awards $45,000 in latest round of grants


ASTI Arborist Safety Training Institute

The Arborist Safety Training Institute (ASTI) recently awarded nearly $45,000 in grants to 25 tree care organizations that will use these funds to host safety training workshops throughout the country next year.

“Safety training and education helps build a safe and productive environment for employees and results in cost savings for the company,” says Amy Tetreault, TCIA director of development and special programs. “ASTI seeks to increase education in our industry by providing quality, affordable safety training by professional trainers to ensure every arborist who wants safety training has the opportunity to participate.”

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, 2019, and January 31, 2020. Workshop details will be available soon on TCIA’s Training Calendar.

Aerial Lift Specialist
AP Equipment Financing
Portland, OR

Aerial Lift Specialist – Spanish Language
Mount Kisco, NY

Aerial Rescue
Arboristry Associates, Inc.
Faber, VA

Limber Tree Services
West Hurley, NY

Shadywood Tree Experts
Eden Prarie, MN

Tree Tech, Inc.
Foxboro, MA

Aerial Rescue – Spanish Language
Kristoffer Rasmussen
Dallas, TX

Chain Saw Specialist
Arbor Equity
Covington, GA

Iowa Arborist Association
Grinnell, IA

Nature’s Canopy
State College, PA

Russo Power Equipment
Elgin, IL

Chipper Operator Specialist
Greenwood Tree Experts
Whippany, NJ

Electrical Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP)
Aloha Arborist Association
Pearl City, HI

Midwest Chapter ISA
Kansas City, KS

Eugene, OR

West Coast Arborists, Inc.
Sacramento, CA

Electrical Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP) – Spanish Language
Mount Kisco, NY

Ground Operations Specialist
NC Urban Forest Council
Graham, NC

Ground Operations Specialist – English and Spanish
BridgeWood Tree Care
Dublin, CA

Oak Bros Tree Removal and Stump Grinding, LLC
Downs, IL

Schneider Tree Care
Taylors, SC

Wasatch Arborists, Inc.
Park City, UT

SRT Climber Specialist
Nebraska Arborist Association
Ashland, NE

Wisconsin Arborist Association
Appleton, WI

Tree Climber Specialist
J. H. Hart Urban Forestry
Birmingham, MI

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, equipment and service providers and individuals from around the country. These supporters are making an investment in the future of safety in the tree care industry.

To learn more supporting about ASTI or to apply for a grant, visit The next application deadline is August 15, 2019.