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  • Equipment care a high priority for Ohio brothers: Joseph Tree Service

    Equipment care a high priority for Ohio brothers: Joseph Tree Service

    When you’re a firefighter, having the right machinery and equipment is often a matter of life and death. You need it to work every time, without fail, taking care of everything that keeps you safe. Michael and Dave Joseph know this well, and the veteran firefighters put the same emphasis on equipment performance in their […]

  • The unsung tree heroes of 3 Alarm Tree Rescue

    The unsung tree heroes of 3 Alarm Tree Rescue

    Answering distress and rescue calls — it might not sound like the basic premise of a tree service business, but company co-owner Rich Hancock says it’s all in a day’s work for his 3 Alarm Tree Rescue crew in Frisco, Texas. Around three years ago, Hancock and friend Nate Boyd were working full time as […]

  • Be Prepared — Create a Disaster Recovery Plan

    Be Prepared — Create a Disaster Recovery Plan

    Hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, flooding — the list goes on. Depending on your location and climate, a disaster recovery plan is something that you may need to consider for your tree care business and for your customers. After all, being prepared will help keep your business operational so you can in turn help those who need […]

  • Spring training for your tree care crew

    Spring training for your tree care crew

    Now that your machinery is lubed and raring to go, let’s turn our attention to the guys who make it happen. The following article was authored and contributed by ArborMaster Training, Inc., as part two of our spring training series. Ken Palmer, president and co-owner of ArborMaster, has over 35 years of experience in tree […]

  • Jobsite briefings should include severe weather safety

    Jobsite briefings should include severe weather safety

    Article provided in collaboration with North American Training Solutions and Arbor Canada Training and Education We’ve all witnessed it. You can head out to the jobsite under a clear blue sky, and an hour later, the storm clouds are rolling in — sending you and your crew scrambling for cover. Severe weather can pop up […]

  • 4 steps to creating a safer, more efficient jobsite

    4 steps to creating a safer, more efficient jobsite

    Information provided by ArborMaster   Climbing, trimming and hauling trees is a team effort. Clear communication among crew members is key to increasing safety and productivity on the jobsite. Jobsite Briefing The best way to make sure the whole crew is on the same page is to conduct a jobsite briefing before the work begins. […]

  • Daily job briefing: Avoid accidents, have a plan
  • Investing in worker training enhances safety and efficiency

    Investing in worker training enhances safety and efficiency

    During the 2015 TCI Expo, Vermeer interviewed more than a dozen tree care business owners and asked them about the biggest challenges facing their businesses. Most responded with “finding qualified workers” or “low profit margins.” Investing in training for new and current employees can help tree care business owners overcome both of these obstacles. According […]

  • Dress like an onion!

    Dress like an onion!

    Article contributed by Bill Weber, team captain at Arborwear As cold weather approaches, people often ask, “How should my crews dress?” The simplest answer is dress like an onion and think in terms of layers; an onion has many layers and so should anyone working outdoors in cold temperatures. Arborwear, a leading arborist clothing retailer, […]

  • When to retire your climbing line

    When to retire your climbing line

    Article content contributed by SherrillTree  Some rope manufacturers state that textile rope has a life expectancy of 10 years — but that’s only if it’s sitting on a shelf. A rope’s functional life depends on how you use it, how well you take care of it and how you store it. We worked with the […]