TCIA reports 129 tree care-related incidents in 2017

February 21, 2018By

The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) learned of 129 tree care-related occupational incidents* in the calendar year of 2017. Seventy-two of them were fatal. The TCIA report provides what is known about these incidents from media accounts. Comparing 2017 with previous years, TCIA reported 81, 92 and 92 occupational fatalities in 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively. The youngest victim recorded... read more

TCIA reports 92 fatal tree care incidents in ’16

February 8, 2017By

The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) recorded 153 tree care-related occupational incidents in calendar year 2016. Ninety-two of them were fatal, compared with 79 in 2013, 81 in 2014 and 87 in 2015. The association compiles this data from media accounts of accidents. Less “newsworthy” accidents are less likely to be recorded, TCIA says. TCIA defines an incident as “occupational”... read more

Green Industry: Immigration reform needed

July 31, 2013By

More than 400 leading U.S. businesses and advocacy organizations–including the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), Irrigation Association and the American Nursery & Landscape Association–signed a letter calling on the U.S. Congress on July 30 to enact immigration reform legislation. This move came one week after nearly 200 people participated in PLANET’s annual Legislative Day on the Hill event in Washington D.C.,... read more

TCIA certifies Belknap Landscape Co.

January 2, 2013By
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GILFORD, N.H.—Belknap Landscape Co. (BLC) recently acquired tree service accreditation status through the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA). “The TCIA Accreditation is a seal of approval, and helps Lakes Region consumers find tree care companies that have been inspected and accredited on adherence to industry standards for quality and safety,” says Andrew Morse, BLC director of landscape management. “TCIA also ensures accredited... read more

TCIA: Early fall color could be sign of tree distress

August 30, 2012By
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LONDONDERRY, NH—In many parts of North America, people will soon enjoy one of nature’s finest shows: fall foliage. Color-changing leaves make for a beautiful display, but early changes in leaf-color can be a sign that your tree is stressed and is susceptible to insect and disease attack. “Premature colors can be an indication that a tree isn’t vigorous enough to... read more

TCIA advises how to keep deer-free landscapes

January 23, 2012By

Deer damage to ornamental plants is an increasing problem. Deer populations in neighborhoods have grown rapidly due to abandoned farms, hunting restrictions and suburban sprawl. And they are dining on expensive suburban landscapes – especially in areas with heavy snowfall in the woods. In those areas, front and backyard plantings can serve as easy winter forage. “Deer are selective feeders... read more