Tree Care Industry Association Foundation’s mission is to
- advance education and professional development in the green industry,
- improve safety and reduce accident rates in the tree care industry
- and to disseminate information key to practitioners and consumers about proper tree care.
And we are so much more...
In partnership with the Tree Care Industry Association, we are a global citizen committed to making a difference in the environment. We are dedicated to contributing to sustainable communities by promoting the societal, environmental and economic value of maintaining healthy trees.
Trees provide enormous benefits and have significant economic, environmental and societal value. We are your local partners everywhere tree care companies operate across the nation. We are engaged in the care of our nation’s public and private green spaces. Arborists care for trees, shrubs and other woody plants in and around residential settings, public parks, national monuments and commercial properties. In addition, utility arborists prune trees and maintain vegetation rights-of-way for the continued and safe delivery of our public utilities.
Arboriculture entails planting, pruning, fertilizing, monitoring and treating trees for insects and diseases, as well as transplanting and removing trees. It includes managing trees and green spaces in our communities and for private landowners.
Arboriculture is a growing field, and an increasingly important one. Thousands of tree workers respond to natural disasters, working with utility companies and other disaster response teams to clear lines, remove tree debris and help restore essential functionality of public works.
Now more than ever, the skills of the professional arborist are in demand. The increased recognition of the economic and social benefits of trees juxtaposed with the significant threats that imperil urban and community forests reinforces the need for an increase in the workforce with the skill-set necessary to maintain the health and vitality of our tree canopy.
By contributing, you are helping to develop practices and programs to reduce accidents and fatalities in the tree care industry.