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Drought Monitor

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Virginia Drought Monitor

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Trust us to have the knowledge, awareness, and dedication essential for delivering professional service with the approval of industry leaders.

 

Certifications & Accreditations

Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) – #003VA

We are the 3rd company in VA and the 35th nationally to become TCIA accredited. TCIA is a trusted arboriculture industry leader and in order to become accredited, a company must pass onsite inspections and audits to ensure strict adherence to TCIA standards. If you want quality tree service delivered by authorized professionals, choose a TCIA accredited company.


Having a TCIA Certified Treecare Safety Professional on staff is critical for safety-minded tree care companies. A CTSP is not only someone who is specifically trained in safety-related procedures, they have the training to evaluate company practices and develop and implement strategies of improved safety measures.

 

International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)

Since 1982, we have been members of ISA which promotes professional tree care through research, technology, and education. ISA provides the resources necessary to become knowledgeable and skilled in modern tree care practices, and awards official certification to individuals who prove their arboriculture proficiency. Our team consists of ISA Certified Arborists and Certified Treecare Workers, meaning you can trust us to have the expertise to properly care for your trees.

 

 

Memberships

Professional Landcare Network (PLANET)

PLANET is a leader in the lawn care and landscape management industry, supplying professionals with resources required for staying informed of industry news and legislation, expanding knowledge of green industry practices, and increasing awareness of environmental stewardship. Our PLANET membership means that we have the tools needed for providing sound, acceptable treatment for your landscape.

 

Piedmont Landscape Association (PLA)

PLA’s mission is to unit professionals in the local landscape and horticulture fields and provides them with educational programs, industry networking channels, and opportunities for servicing the community through various volunteering projects and educational programs. As an approved member, we are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of business ethics to best serve you and your landscape needs.

Find security in accountability. We hold ourselves responsible to lessen your risk.

 

We mitigate your risks by taking measures to help protect you and our team by implementing the following:

 

 

Read our Importance of Safety to understand how we protect your property by educating and protecting our crews.

Tree care is no place for drugs.


Drug use creates an unnecessary risk for you and our crews, and so we take a zero-tolerance stance when it comes to drug use. Our strict Drug-Free Workplace Program requires that all employees be subject to pre-employment, random, post-accident and follow-up drug testing.

Proper training requires acknowledging every detail. 

 

Take comfort in knowing that our crew members must pass a thorough screening process to be considered a candidate for hire and are hired for their intelligence, enthusiasm, and aptitude. Once a part of our team, they are required to pass our rigorous training program so that they can deliver the high quality, expert service that we guarantee.

 

 

 

Arboristry® Associates Training Program

The Arboristry® Associates Training Program is a methodical, comprehensive program designed to educate, test, and advance the trainee’s knowledge and skills. Crew members receive thorough training on arboriculture and horticulture fundamentals, field-specific knowledge and practices, and safety measures and requirements. Crew members are cross-trained to enhance their skill set and knowledge base, allowing for greater flexibility and efficiency.

Aside from fostering knowledge and enhancing skills, the program emphasizes teamwork, leadership, and personal development through regular development workshops and team building exercises.

 

 

All training implements the following industry professional standards:

    • Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) – for safety and tree care worker certification programs
    • International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) – for arborist certification
    • Professional Landscape Network (PLANET) – for grounds care and landscape certification programs
    • American National Standards Institute (ANSI) – for tree and grounds care practices
    • Virginia Department of Agriculture – for pesticide applicator certifications
    • Virginia Department of Transportation – for commercial driver’s licensing
    • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Virginia OSHA (VAOSHA) – for general safety standards and flagger certification

 

 

Certified & Licensed Professionals

Every crew member is given the encouragement and materials to advance professionally. Our training program incorporates information and procedures required for industry certification and licensing.

We always have on staff:

    • ISA Certified Arborists and Tree Workers
    • TCIA Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP)
    • VA Licensed Commercial Pesticide Applicators.

 

 

 

Read our Importance of Safety to understand how we protect your property by educating and protecting our crews.


Policies, Gear, Equipment

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