Thursday, December 20, 2012

Free or Low Cost Tree Care Industry Webinars

TCIA Webinars (TCIA Membership required)

  • “TCIA Accreditation”: (Free) – January 10thClick here to register
  • “Effectively Documenting Storm Work for Insurance Adjusters”: January 15th Click here to register
  • “Safety: What Happened in 2012?”: January 17thClick here to register
  • “2013 Google & SEO Changes To Build Your Business”: January 23rdClick here to register
  • “Understanding What Storm Work is Covered by Insurance”: February 20thClick here to register
  • “How to Use Social Media to Build a More Profitable Business”: February 28thClick here to register
  • “OSHA Compliance Made Simple”: (Free) – March 14th Click here to register

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Insuring Crane Operation Exposures

Check out this article entitled, "Insuring Crane Operation Exposures." This one was written by Rick Weden of Corcoran & Havlin Insurance Group, and was featured in the June 2012 issue of TCI Magazine.


Insuring Crane Operation Exposures
By: Rick Weden
TCI Magazine - June 2012
p. 32-33

Monday, June 25, 2012

Employee Misclassification: A Cautionary Tale

Check out this article, published in the June 2012 issue of TCI Magazine, on the consequences of misclassification of workers.

Employee Misclassification: A Cautionary Tale
By: Peter Gerstenberger
TCI Magazine - June 2012
p. 21

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Protecting Your Assets

Understanding "Negligent Entrustment" May Save Your Business!

Negligent entrustment is a legal doctrine that permits an injured plaintiff to recover damages because an employer provided access to a company vehicle to a person that it knew or should have known posed an unnecessary risk to other motorists. The accident does not need to occur while the driver is working.

Negligent entrustment typically occurs when a company provides a vehicle to an employee (or their spouse) without taking reasonable efforts to ensure that the driver: (1) remains validly licensed; and (2) is free of a past history of crashes, tickets and other indicators showing a careless disregard for the public. An employer need not actually be aware of the problems. All that must be shown is that the employer should have known.

The best way to avoid the snare of negligent entrustment? Be armed with the most comprehensive knowledge possible about your drivers so there are no surprises.

Conducting an annual review of all drivers’ records can be one of the most important steps in “Protecting Your Assets.” Contact your Agent or ArborMAX for more information!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Loss Control: Reflecting On Safety Provides Better Financial Health

The following website link contains the article, written by David Rattigan, featured in TCI Magazine in March 2012. The article runs from page 24 to 26.

TCI Magazine March 2012

From left, Paul Newcomb, Jr. and Kenny Mitchell discuss operations with John Iurka,
safety audior, during a safety survey at Newcomb's Tree Service in Hanson,
Massachusetts, in January of this year. Photo by Dave Rattigan.

2011 ArborMAX Agent of the Year

Mark Shipp, Senior Vice President
HUB International Insurance Services
Santa Barbara, California

Mark was a driving force in the development of the ArborMAX Insurance Program in 2005. He has almost 20 years experience insuring California tree care companies and is well respected in the California tree care industry. He has served on the TCIA Board of Directors and recently became a Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP). Mark was awarded the Pat Felix Volunteer Award in 2010 and his knowledge and expertise in the tree care industry are second to none.

Mark continues to think of innovative ideas to meet the needs of his customers in the ever changing California market place.

For more information on HUB International's Arborist program, visit their website by clicking here.

Friday, February 24, 2012

ISA Southern Chapter's Annual Conference & Trade Show

The ISA Southern Chapter's 70th Annual Conference & Trade Show, in partnership with the Utility Arborist Association, will take place March 17-20.

Held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham, Alabama, the show will feature two full days of education tracks for utility, commericial, and municipal arborists. The ISA Southern Chapter's Annual Tree Climbing Competition and Annual Golf Tournament benefiting the Southern Chapter's Scholarship Program will also take place.

Visit the ISA Southern Chapter's website for program and registration updates!

Visit the ArborMAX Insurance team in Booth #326. See you there!

MGIA 25th Annual Trade Show & Convention

Don't miss your opportunity to connect with over 5,000 green industry professionals!

The 25th Annual Michigan Green Industry Association Trade Show & Convention is taking place March 6-7, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan. They will be featuring the latest products and services from hundreds of exhibitors. There will also be two full days of educational seminars for Landscape, Tree Care, Irrigation, Lawn Maintenance & Hardscape Professionals.

Click here to visit the MGIA conference website.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

ArborCon - Lansing, Michigan

The Arboriculture Society of Michigan will be hositng ArborCon, February 21-22, at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Michigan. This two day event provides unsurpassed education and training for the best tree care professionals, by the top tree care professionals, essential development sessions, and exhibits from premier suppliers.

Visit the ArborCon website here for more information.

TCIA Winter Management Conference

The 2012 TCIA Winter Management Conference will be taking place February 12 to the 16th. Take part in high-powered business roundtables, engage in lively forums, and learn practical strategies that you can apply directly to your own business. And where else can you earn CEUs on an island paradise?

For more info, visit the conference website.

Monday, January 9, 2012

2012 Midwestern Chapter ISA Annual Conference and Trade Show

The 2012 Midwestern Chapter ISA Annual Conference and Trade Show is a regional gathering of arboriculture leaders. This year's theme "Arboriculture - Above and Beyond Just Trees" offers something to all disciplines of arboriculture whether it's municipal, commercial or utility.

The Conference and Trade Show will be held in Overland Park, Kansas, at the Double Tree Hotel from February 1-3. Registration is now open!

Monday, January 2, 2012

2012 WAA/DNR Annual Conference & Trade Show

The 2012 Wisconsin Arborist Association/Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Annual Conference & Trade Show 'Engineering an Innovative Urban Forest through Arboriculture & Urban Forestry' will be held January 29-31, 2012 at the Hyatt on Main & KI Convention Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin. For detailed information check the Program Brochure. Secure on-line registration now available. Save $25 when you register before January 18th!