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The tree care industry has stories and knowledge just waiting to be explored. We’ll have a variety of expert guests and innovators from all corners of the industry sharing their stories and extensive knowledge on our show.

The tree care industry has stories and knowledge just waiting to be explored. We’ll have a variety of expert guests and innovators from all corners of the industry sharing their stories and extensive knowledge on our show.

Location:

United States

Description:

The tree care industry has stories and knowledge just waiting to be explored. We’ll have a variety of expert guests and innovators from all corners of the industry sharing their stories and extensive knowledge on our show.

Language:

English

Contact:

6037921276


Episodes

Overcoming Expectations with Megan Kacenski

2/22/2021
On this episode of the TCIA Podcast, we are joined by Megan Kacenski of Bartlett Tree Experts and Amy Tetreault of TCIA to discuss overcoming expectations. Expectations are unavoidable, sometimes we place them on ourselves, sometimes others place them on us, but how do you move past it and get through all of the noise? Megan is a Connecticut native, Philadelphia transplant, ISA Certified Arborist, and PA Pesticide applicator. She graduated from UMass Amherst in 2018 working with Bartlett...

Duration:00:46:39

Private Equity and the Tree Care Industry with Zachary Wells and Mohit Kansal

2/8/2021
On this episode of the TCIA podcast, we sit down with Zachary Wells and Mohit Kansal of Clairvest and talk about what private equity is and how exactly it fits into the world of tree care. Zach and Mohit are part of Clairvest Group Inc which is a TCIA corporate member ber. To learn more about Clairvest and private equity visit them at www.clairvest.com or you can contact them at (416) 925-9270. Our sponsor for this episode is Samson Rope.

Duration:00:48:57

2021: What's New in Politics with Aiden O'Brien

1/25/2021
In this episode, we sit down with Aiden O'Brien, Advocacy and Standards Manager at TCIA, and talk about what to look out for at the start of 2021. We talk OSHA, the PPP, licensure, and so much more. Please note that this episode was recorded on January 4, 2021, and the topics spoken about in this episode have changed as of the air-date Our sponsor for this episode is Samson Rope.

Duration:00:37:59

Leading in Times of Crisis with Dave White

1/11/2021
In this episode, we sit down with President and CEO of TCIA, Dave White. 2020 was not an easy year by any stretch of the imagination and leading during that time also brought up its own set of challenges. Our sponsor for this episode is Samson Rope.

Duration:00:38:36

Careers in Arboriculture Part 2 with Mark Chisholm

11/23/2020
In this episode, we continue our conversation with Mark Chisholm and Amy Tetreault about Careers in Arboriculture. We learn about the sense of community that Mark knows is present in the world of tree care and some of his favorite experiences he has had relating to it. Mark is a third-generation, certified arborist with his family-owned Aspen Tree Expert Company in New Jersey. His expertise in tree care has made him a sought-after consultant and industry spokesperson for the world of...

Duration:00:36:16

Careers in Arboriculture with Mark Chisholm

11/9/2020
In this episode, we talk with Mark Chisholm and Amy Tetreault about Careers in Arboriculture. We learn about how Mark got his start in the industry as well as his advice for new and upcoming workers in tree care. Mark is a third-generation, certified arborist with his family-owned Aspen Tree Expert Company in New Jersey. His expertise in tree care has made him a sought-after consultant and industry spokesperson for the world of arboriculture, and he regularly travels the globe to consult...

Duration:00:25:53

Small Businesses, Large Businesses and Choosing Where to Work with Noel Boyer and Jim Houston

10/26/2020
In this episode, we talk with Noel Boyer, Jim Houston, and Stephenie Drago about the size of tree care companies and choosing where to work. Does company size really matter when looking for a job? Or is company culture and education more important? Noel is a CTSP and the owner of All About Trees and Jim is a VP & General Manager at the Dave Tree Expert Company. Stephenie is the Member Experience Manager at TCIA and additionally, both Noel and Jim serve on TCIA's Board of Directors

Duration:00:21:17

Small Businesses, Large Businesses and the Stuff in Between with Noel Boyer and Jim Houston

10/12/2020
In this episode, we talk with Noel Boyer, Jim Houston, and Stephenie Drago about the size of tree care companies. While each company has its own pain points, Noel and Jim explain that their companies are going through a lot of the same things. Noel is a CTSP and the owner of All About Trees and Jim is a VP & General Manager at the Dave Tree Expert Company. Stephenie is the Member Experience Manager at TCIA and additionally, both Noel and Jim serve on TCIA's Board of Directors.

Duration:00:30:53

Introduction to Advocacy with Aiden O'Brien

9/28/2020
Aiden is TCIA's Advocacy & Standards Manager. Previously, he worked as a Government Affairs Associate, representing corporate and trade association clients before the New Hampshire Legislature. He has experience in both public policy and campaign politics and is working towards expanding the use of the ANSI A300 Standards and enhancing the VFT-PAC: TCIA’s political action committee. In this episode, we talk with Aiden about how he got his start at TCIA, what work TCIA is doing in public...

Duration:00:29:03

Creating a Student Summit with Tracey Takeuchi

9/14/2020
Tracey is a full-time adjunct Lecturer at Calpoly, Pomona, CA, in the Plant Science Department at the Huntley College of Agriculture. She specializes in the evaluation of landscapes with an emphasis on tree diseases, insects and fertility, and tree inventory and soil health. Additionally, she is a Western Chapter ISA Certified Arborist, and member of both ISA and WCISA, and currently serves as Western Chapter Board Director. In this episode, we talk with Tracey about how about the Student...

Duration:00:23:20

Being an Educator During a Pandemic with Tracey Takeuchi

8/31/2020
Tracey is a full-time adjunct Lecturer at Calpoly, Pomona, CA, in the Plant Science Department at the Huntley College of Agriculture. She specializes in the evaluation of landscapes with an emphasis on tree diseases, insects and fertility, and tree inventory and soil health. Additionally, she is a Western Chapter ISA Certified Arborist, and member of both ISA and WCISA, and currently serves as Western Chapter Board Director. In this episode, we talk with Tracey about how she is currently...

Duration:00:29:08

Where to Work and Technology in the Field with Tobias Wygand

8/17/2020
Tobias Wygand is an ISA-certified arborist, TCIA certified treecare safety professional, an instructor for North America Training Solutions, and a Member of Husqvarna’s “H-Team”. In this episode we talk with Tobias about how to find the right company and the right person to work for as well as utilizing technology in the field. Thank you to Husqvarna for helping make this interview between H-Team member Tobias and TCIA happen.

Duration:00:26:20

Summer and Storm Preparation with Tobias Wygand

8/3/2020
Tobias Wygand is an ISA-certified arborist, TCIA certified treecare safety professional, an instructor for North America Training Solutions and a Member of Husqvarna’s “H-Team”. In episode 1 of 2 with Tobias, we talk about how to prepare for both summertime jobs and storm work. In addition to that, we also learn about Tobias' family, and how he became a judge for the Charlotte Tree Climbing Competition. Thank you to Husqvarna for helping make this interview between H-Team member Tobias and...

Duration:00:21:28

Importance of Equipment Inspection with Craig Bachmann

7/20/2020
Craig Bachmann established Tree133 to provide safety-focused contract climbing for small tree companies. He helps clients to complete challenging projects, grow their knowledge, and implement safe work practices. Tree133 also provides direct tree care services. Craig is a Certified Arborist, a Certified Tree Worker, TRAQ, and an experienced safety/skills trainer. In this episode, we sit down with Craig and discuss the importance of doing equipment inspections, and what can happen if you...

Duration:00:32:36

Opportunities from Climbing with Krista Strating

5/28/2020
Krista Strating is well known in competition climbing. She has been a climbing arborist for 11 years. In addition to climbing, she doubles as part arborist for the City of Mississauga in Ontario, Canada, and part tree climbing instructor for Arboriculture Apprenticeship and Urban Forestry students. Krista currently holds the North American Women’s Champion Title in tree climbing. In episode 2 of 2 with Krista, we talk about some of the opportunities that have been opened up to her by being...

Duration:00:20:23

Being a Competition Climber with Krista Strating

5/26/2020
Krista Strating is well known in competition climbing. She has been a climbing arborist for 11 years. In addition to climbing, she doubles as part arborist for the City of Mississauga in Ontario, Canada, and part tree climbing instructor for Arboriculture Apprenticeship and Urban Forestry students. Krista currently holds the North American Women’s Champion Title in tree climbing. In episode 1 of 2 with Krista, we talk about how she got her start as a climber, the training routine she...

Duration:00:16:14