Monday, December 30, 2013

Upcoming Arborist Industry Events - 1st Qtr of 2014

TCIA Extends ArborMAX Endorsement

The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), whose partnership with ArborMAX offers the best possible insurance products to the industry, has committed to three more years of endorsing ArborMAX as the only insurance company recommend to serve the tree care industry.

Friday, November 22, 2013

ArborMAX - The Only Insurance Program Endorsed by TCIA!

Did you see our ad on page 49 in the November 2013 Edition of Tree Care Industry Magazine? 

Click here or on the picture below to be directed to the ArborMAX website to find out more about what we have to offer!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

ArborPod - brought to you by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)


Sharpen your knowledge on arboriculture topics with ISA’s informative, entertaining and free podcasts! Check this site regularly to learn about new podcast episodes, which are all available to download or listen to online for free. You can also subscribe to the podcast to be notified by e-mail or your mobile device when a new episode is available.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Earn CEUs by listening to certain podcasts and taking their associated quizzes. Quizzes you purchase for may be taken as many times as necessary until you earn a passing score. Please visit the ISA store to purchase a quiz.


There are four podcast series available. Each series has a different flavor, but they are all educational and sure to entertain. Subscribe to all four of these great podcasts so you don’t miss a single episode!


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

TCIA & ArborMAX On the Road!

TCIA and ArborMAX Insurance co-hosted a reception during the ISA Annual Conference in Toronto in August. More than 50 members, friends, and prospects shared tree talk and welcomed new Canadian members to the organization.

Picture and article from "TCIA On the Road" p. 10, TCIA Reporter, October 2013.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

TCIA Member Alert: Crane Operators Beware - Chinese Polyester Slings

Crane Operators Beware:
Chinese Polyester Slings 

Excerpted with permission from "Crane Chronicles," a quarterly publication of TCIA Associate Member Cranes 101 (formerly Crane's Safety Specialists) in Bellingham, Mass.

A damaged polyester crane sling was discovered during a routine safety audit. The label indicated, "If red core yarns are visible remove the sling from service."  
Upon further inspection, the red core warning yarn was not present. Three similar slings were removed from service. None of these slings contained red core warning yarn as indicated on the labels.

United Rentals, a supplier of these slings, cut six polyester slings. All six slings were missing the red core warning yarn. United Rentals has removed this product from their inventory and will discontinue supplying slings from this particular manufacturer to its vendors.
Corrective Action: TCIA suggests closely inspecting and possibly removing from service any polyester slings manufactured in China from the source depicted in the photos below. 

Questions? Contact TCIA at 603-314-5380 or

Tree Care Industry Association 136 Harvey Rd. Londonderry NH 03053  603-314-5380  


The 2013 TCI Expo will be here before you know it! Sign up now for Early Bird Pricing!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Barking Up the Right Tree

Best's Review recently featured an article about the ArborMAX insurance program in their May 2013 publication. Check it out below!

Workers’ Compensation Underwriting Guideline Change

Effective immediately, the minimum premium for Workers’ Compensation has been increased from $15,000 to $25,000. This change is for New Business only. To view our complete Underwriting Guidelines, click here.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Happy Arbor Day!

Today, April 26th, is National Arbor Day!

It has been over 135 years since J. Sterlin Morton founded Arbor Day. His simple idea of setting aside a special day for tree planting is now more important than ever. Discover ideas on how to celebrate Arbor Day in your community.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Chipper Operator Specialist Program

At the 2012 TCIA Winter Management Conference, TCIA announced plans to educate approximately 3,000 chipper operators across the U.S. from September 2012 through August 2013. TCIA’s new Chipper Operations Specialist workshop uses a nationally recognized curriculum to train tree care employees in hazards as well as accepted practices for brush chipper operation and other loosely associated tasks. The training program, built for crew members who often do not receive formal training opportunities, seeks to increase employee involment with overall safety compliance and self-policing. 

More information, including upcoming workshops, can be found on the TCIA website by clicking here.

For more information on Brush Chipper safety, visit the Mobark website, by clicking here.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Legislative Day on the Hill: Laws Effecting the Arboriculture Industry – July 21-23

TCIA is inviting all of its members to gather in Washington, D.C. July 21-23, for the 2013 Legislative Conference and Day on the Hill. TCIA, in conjunction with other green industry partners like PLANET, seeks to influence the law and regulations that come out of Congress. Many of vital concern to commercial and utility arboriculture don’t generate headlines and, therefore, progress can be made. This summer they will be looking at how Congress resolves the issue of temporary work visits and illegal workers; union organizing of small businesses; restrictions on water use in the landscape; ergonomics for repetitive motion injuries; and levels of federal spending on invasive insects and urban forestry. More information can be found on this event by clicking here.

Monday, January 7, 2013

2013 Arborist Industry Events

Upcoming Arborist Industry Events
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