The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) publishes materials which can be used for their certified tree worker programs. The TCIA best practices are useful guides for implementing best practices in specific areas of tree care. Some TCIA materials can be used to earn CEUs for ISA-certified arborists.
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TCIA Best Practices in Arboriculture book cover important aspects of tree work with great attention to safe and efficient work practices.
Best Practices for Crane Use in Arboriculture: Combines technical info from professional crane operators and arborist who use cranes to cover fundamentals and go beyond the basics. Includes free green log weight chart.
Best Practices for Rigging in Arboriculture, 2nd Edition: Fully illustrated manual helps integrate standards with specific rigging applications. An in-depth discussion of tree rigging principles, hazards, forces, safety and more.
Best Practices for SRT in Arboriculture: Combining technical knowledge and industry standards, this guide covers new equipment and techniques for incorporating single rope technique into arborist work. Over 200 illustrations and photos in this manual.
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TCIA (Tree Care Industry Association) provides a professional home study program that has helped improve the professionalism of over 8000 arborists! These courses can be administered at your company for credentialing of employees according to industry standards. Each course teaches and tests for critical skills and core knowledge that tree care employees need in order to work safely and professionally.
Home Study 1 - Tree Care Specialist: Tree Biology, Soils, CODIT, Pruning, Lightning Protection, Support Systems, Transplanting & Planting, and includes chapter tests and competency checklist.
Home Study 2 - Advanced Arboriculture: Plant Problems, Diagnostic Equipment & Services, Diagnostic Procedures, Tree Examination, Tree Decline, Evaluating Landscapes, Study Questions, and Objective Exams.
Home Study 3 - Crew Leader: Crew Leader Responsibilities, Personal & Crew Safety, Production, Quality & Professionalism, People Skills for the New Manager, Leadership in a Crew, Communication, Developing Crew Skill & Knowledge, Performance & Feedback, and Test Questions. Also includes ANSI Z133-2012 Safety Requirements for Arboricultural Operations, and ANSI A300 Part 1-2008 Standard Practices (Pruning) for for Tree Care Operations - Tree, Shrub, and Other Woody Plant Management.