TAG: Tree Care Industry Association

Train for chainsaw safety

August 15, 2019By
Chainsaw operator at work (Photo: Aspen Tree Expert Co.)

For crews at Aspen Tree Expert Co. in Jackson, N.J., chainsaw training begins on day one. In fact, employees will have a solid four hours of training and education under their belts before they even put their hands on a chainsaw. “There are so many things to learn,” says Mark Chisholm, the company’s director of operations. “We train everyone across... read more

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

Bartlett VP recognized by alma mater

March 17, 2015By

Scott Jamieson, VP of Bartlett Tree Experts, was recognized with a Certificate of Distinction from the Purdue University Agricultural Alumni Association. The award, bestowed to six recipients this year, recognizes “contributions to agriculture—and society in general—that go far beyond the requirements of a job or profession.” As VP of Bartlett, Jamieson is responsible for corporate partnerships and national recruiting in... read more

SavATree merges with St. Croix Tree Service

February 19, 2014By

SavATree is bringing St. Croix Tree Service under its “canopy of services” via a merger with the company. With more than 25 years in the tree and lawn care industry, SavATree has locations in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest states. Founded in 1974, St. Croix Tree Service is based out of Roberts, Wis., and Hopkins, Minn. Both companies hold accreditation... read more

Bartlett adds Los Angeles location, acquires Finch Tree

November 18, 2013By

With the acquisition of Finch Tree Surgery, Bartlett Tree Experts, headquartered in Stamford, Conn., fueled its California expansion to include the Los Angeles metro area. Located in San Gabriel, Finch Tree is Bartlett’s seventh operation in the state—it also has offices in the Bay Area and Santa Barbara. “Finch Tree is known for exceptional pruning work,” said James Ingram, Bartlett... read more