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Spring is a great time to welcome our newest, fledgling members that have joined us in the month of May!
Tree Care Company Members:
5 Branches Tree Preservation LLC
Acer Tree Co
Arbor Green Services
Columbia Landscape And Tree Corp DBA Columbia Tree Care
Kings Tree and Outdoor Service
Life's Tree Doctor, LLC
McFadden Tree Service LLC
ProGreen Arbor Care
Schra Tree Care
Top Notch Tree Service, Inc.
Twin Rivers Professional Tree Care Inc
Dunlevy Arborist Supplies, Inc
Employee Training Institute
Fuchs a Terex Brand
Green Pond Environmental
JMP International Sp. Z O.O.
Make the most of your TCIA Membership and check out all of the resources at member.tcia.org
#tcia #TreeCareIndstry #TreeCareBiz #Arborist #ArbLife #TreeLife #TreeWork #TreeCareIndustryAssociation #ArbNation #WeLoveOurMembers
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Join us for TCIA's Executive Arborist Workshop - The Business of Safety
Aug 7 – 9, 2023
Wyndham San Diego Bayside, San Diego, CA
"My business is evolving on a day-to-day and year-to-year basis. I feel EAW was very helpful to me about making important decisions on how to... advance my company, to scale my company, to grow my company and to be a better company.
The networking here was fantastic. I really enjoyed meeting with the other business owners that are in the same industry that I’m in.
I am definitely going to go again.”
Nathan Morrison, Arborscapes, Pineville, NC @arborscapesclt
You don't want to miss this highly interactive and immersive workshop! Network with like-minded individuals from across the United States, share your experiences and practical approaches, and bring home strategies you can implement immediately!
With a focus on:
- Creating safety plans and integrating them into your daily operations
- Establishing an integrated and successful safety culture
- Closing the gaps between safety in the office and the field
- Prioritizing mental health for higher performance and higher retention
- Ensuring OSHA compliance
- Utilizing risk management practices to lower insurance costs
- The Six Domains of TCIA Accreditation
Learn more and register at eaw.tcia.org
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The June 2023 issue of TCI Magazine is here! Visit tcimag.tcia.org to read and listen to all of the articles in the latest issue as well as anything you may have missed from previous issues. Sign up to receive your free print issue every month! Subscribe at tcimag.tcia.org
With a focus on... mechanization, articles include:
Economics of Mechanization: Rise of the Machines
BY DAVID RATTIGAN
Purchasing Tree-Service Equipment - Maximizing Margin
BY JEFF HEYBRUCK
Grapple Booms and Mechanization: Revisiting the Industrial Revolution
BY JOSEPH B. PIPITONE
Additional features include:
Incidental Line Clearance: What Arborists Need to Know About Working Around Utilities
BY GEOFF KEMPTER AND STEPHEN HILBERT
Tree-Related Electrical Incidents: Us Vs. Them
BY JOHN BALL, PH.D., BCMA, CTSP
ON THE COVER: Rancho Tree Service employs a Sennebogen material handler to reach across a waterway to access a tree. Photo courtesy of Rancho Tree Service. For more on Rancho Tree’s mechanization, see the article starting on page 12.
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Courtney and Audra Kelly began ArborTech in 2008. A few years into the business they reached six full-time employees. They now have 16 employees comprising three to four crews, a sales team and an office staff. “The key to success is providing the best service, having a work ethic that beats the ...competition and forming relationships,” says Courtney. “What sets us apart is listening to people and establishing connections.”
In 2014, they became members of TCIA. “TCIA was and still is the resource we tap into to move forward,” the couple says. “They definitely have been the biggest contributor to our success on the administrative side.”
ArborTech is one of an elite group of tree care companies that hold dual Accreditation, both Residential and Utility Contractor (UC). They earned the Residential credential in August 2022 and UC in February of this year.
To learn more about ArborTech and their accreditation experience, read the full article in the May 2023 issue of TCI Magazine at tcimag.tcia.org or link in our bio.
All photos courtesy of @ArborTechTreeRemovalExperts
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Attention all TCIA members! Voting is ongoing on proposed changes to the TCIA bylaws. So far, about a third of the members have weighed in, so there is still a need and some time for your help to review and vote. Changes can be seen at https://member.tcia.org/tcia-bylaws-update/. Check your inbox ...for your company's electronic ballot (only one was sent to the primary contact for each firm). Any questions, email us at elections.tcia.org.
We are also looking for volunteers to serve on the Nominations Committee. Please email us at email@example.com if you are interested.
How will the Farm Bill impact your tree care business?
The Farm Bill is a multi-year legislation that is evaluated every five years. It authorizes funding for various programs related to agriculture, food, forestry, energy, and research in the United States. The last Farm Bill was enacted ...in 2018, and many of its programs are set to expire on September 30, 2023, unless policymakers extend their authorization or reauthorize them as part of a new Farm Bill. The Farm Bill's forestry title supports efforts to resolve nature-related challenges, such as wildfires, and is carried out by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and its agency, the Forest Service (USFS).
The 118th Congress is working on reauthorizing the Farm Bill, and negotiations are led by the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry and the House Committee on Agriculture. The severity and occurrence of wildfires are increasing, and the Forest Service must increase its timber production to support the industry and prevent wildfires. Additionally, invasive pests are a concern, and members of Congress are looking for ways to address them, such as through pesticide preemption.
As Congress moves closer to advancing the next Farm Bill, TCIA will follow impactful provisions and provide an overview of the agreed-upon Farm Bill. TCIA will continue to promote the responsible use of pesticides and will consider solutions to the nation’s wildfire challenge.
To learn more about the current Farm Bill negotiations, read or listen the full article in the May 2023 issue of TCI Magazine at tcimag.tcia.org or link in our bio.
Keep up with the national news that impacts your business! The Washington column is in TCI Magazine every month!
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Why Attend an EAW? | Jessica Myers | TCIA EAW | The Tree Care Industry Association
Did you know ... your tree care company can become a Student Career Day Partner at the TCI EXPO ’23 in St. Louis?!
We now have three levels of partnership available so you can support and connect with future arborists! This is an excellent opportunity to show your support for the ...industry and connect with aspiring arborists!
Contact our Student Career Day manager Erin Demers to learn more at firstname.lastname@example.org
Limited partnerships are available.
TCIA would like to thank our
#tciexposcd #StudentsOfArboriculture #CareersInArboriculture #OutsideCareers
Tree care companies are struggling to retain quality workers despite offering higher wages and previously unimagined pay rates. Companies need to plug the hole that is draining their profession by confronting the reality that qualified workers are leaving their companies and many are leaving the ...profession entirely.
In this article, Bachmann suggests that leaders need to understand the roots of this problem, acknowledge their responsibility, and act to correct it by recognizing their role in creating disengagement. Company leaders need to consider alternative methods that will motivate and engage their employees.
Motivation 3.0, also known as intrinsic (internal) motivation, refers to the internal drive that comes from within a person to perform a task or achieve a goal. It is based on the belief that people have a natural desire to learn and grow. This approach works to build connections and trust with employees. It means discovering what employees want or need and helping them achieve it.
Leaders who understand the principles of Motivation 3.0 can create a work environment that fosters intrinsic motivation. They can empower their employees to take ownership of their work, provide opportunities for growth and development, and connect their work to a larger purpose or mission.
Read the full article in the May 2023 issue of TCI Magazine at tcimag.tcia.org or link in our bio.
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We'll be starting the EAW Conference off strong with one of the most respected voices in the tree care industry, Mundi Wilson-Piper!
Join us August 7 - 9 for this highly interactive and immersive workshop! Network with like-minded individuals from all across the United States, share ...your experiences and practical approaches and bring home strategies that you can implement right away!
With a focus on:
🚨Creating safety plans and integrate them into your daily operations
🚨Establishing an integrated and successful safety culture
🚨Closing the gaps between safety in the office and the field
🚨Prioritizing well-being for higher performance and higher retention
🚨Ensuring OSHA compliance
🚨Utilizing risk management practices to lower insurance costs
🚨The Six Domains of TCIA Accreditation
Learn more and register at eaw.tcia.org or through the link in our bio
Three experts discuss the importance of heartwood and how it can impact decisions regarding wood strength and decay status. Heartwood is often confused with heart rot, but the two terms have distinct meanings. Heartwood is the central core of the stem or branch of a tree, which is genetically ...pre-programmed to undergo a metabolic shift that converts sapwood into heartwood. This transformation leads to the loss of sap conduction and the death of formerly living wood cells. In contrast, heart rot refers to the decay of the heartwood, which can weaken the tree and potentially lead to structural failure.
Understanding the difference between heartwood and heart rot is crucial for tree care professionals when assessing the strength and decay status of a tree. It is essential to identify whether the decay is limited to the heartwood or extends to the surrounding sapwood, as this can impact the tree's structural stability and the course of treatment.
Read the full article in the May 2023 issue of TCI Magazine at tcimag.tcia.org or link in our bio.
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Unless otherwise noted, all photos courtesy of Christopher Luley.
Slide 1 & 2: Heartwood decay can compromise tree stability when decayed heartwood occupies large volumes of the stem, as in this bur oak.
3: Heartwood in bitternut hickory. Many tree species form heartwood that may not show resistance to decay or may have only slightly increased resistance to decay.
4: A large-diameter ash trunk cross section shows little apparent difference in heartwood and sapwood coloration. Heartwood of this type is sometimes referred to as ripewood.
5: Discolored wood due to injury and decay in silver maple. This may be mistakenly interpreted as heartwood due to its location in the center of the stem. Photo courtesy of Thomas Draves.
6: Some decay fungi, such as Ganoderma applanatum, can decay healthy sapwood, as shown here. Note that the heartwood on this red oak is decayed.
Looking to create an inclusive work culture that drives performance, improves safety and increases profitability? Start by becoming an ally and actively using your power and privilege to achieve equity and inclusion for others. In our industry, most things come down to time, training, support and, ...of course, the ever-changing variable – the tree. Using the tree care analogy, this article explains the difference between equality, equity and justice, and how developing an inclusion policy can help create a more diverse and inclusive workforce. Take these steps and start positively impacting your company's culture of inclusion today!
There are simple, actionable steps that tree care companies can take to create more inclusive work environments. A culture of inclusivity creates happier, more diverse workforces that more closely align with who our customers are.
Read the full article to learn more about steps you can take to create a more inclusive work environment in the May 2023 issue of TCI Magazine at tcimag.tcia.org or link in our bio.
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