Arborist Safety Training Institute Awards Workshop Grants

The Arborist Safety Training Institute (ASTI) recently awarded nearly $34,000 in grants to 21 tree care organizations, who will use these funds to host safety training workshops throughout the country next year.

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. In pursuit of this goal, ASTI raised $2 million earlier this year with the support of generous donors.

“Many tree care workers risk their lives because they don’t receive adequate safety training,” says Mark Garvin, TCIA president. “ASTI aims to prevent this by providing basic safety education for those who need it most.”

ASTI grants fund a variety of workshops which encompass many safety specialties unique to the tree care industry.

This round of grant recipients will provide instruction in the following disciplines:

Aerial Lift

Ballard Enterprises, LLC
Crownsville, MD

CUES, Inc. 
North Franklin, CT

Georgia Arborist Association
Atlanta, GA

Ultimate Tool and Safety
Azle, TX

Urban Tree Service
Rochester, NH

Aerial Rescue

Affordable Outdoor Services, Inc.
Sturtevant, WI

Bridgewood Tree Care Services
Elk Grove, CA

O’Neil’s Tree Service
Palm Harbor, FL

San Antonio Arborist Assocation
San Antonio, TX

Aerial Rescue - Spanish

San Antonio Arborist Assocation
San Antonio, TX

Chain Saw

ISA – Florida Chapter
Sarasota, FL

Irrigator Tech
Ontario, CA


Piedmont Arborist Consultant, LLC
Conyers, GA

Streamside Green, LLC
Round Top, TX


Daniel Kallai Safety Training
Grants Pass, OR

Ground Operations

Victorian Gardens
White Lake, MI

Stump Grinder Safety

Vermeer of Michigan
Fowlerville, MI

Tree Climber

Vermeer of Central Illinois
Goodfield, IL

Vermeer of Indiana
Ft. Wayne, IN

Vermeer of Missouri
Chesterfield, MO

Vermeer of Michigan
Fowlerville, MI


Workshop details will be announced soon. Visit TCIA’s Training Center for the most up-to-date list of workshops.

Apply for a Grant

ASTI provides grants up to $1,500 to fund part or full-day workshops that are presented locally and at a reasonable cost to the participant.

The next application deadline is March 1, 2017 for workshops held August 2017 – January 2018. Click here to apply for a grant.