Credentials. Taking Expertise to the next level.
Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA)
Think of the Better Business Bureau – for tree companies. TCIA is an international trade association dedicated to the development of expertise, safety, and protocol in the tree care industry. TCIA members who are not accredited receive access to educational resources, but are not required to implement the recommended procedures and standards.
What is TCIA Accreditation?
In order to become TCIA Accredited, a company must pass over 80 points of inspection that prove it has implemented top-notch procedures across the board. Accreditation requires that staff remain up-to-date in the latest technique and safety advancements, and adhere to the highest industry standards in every area of operation. Of the approximately 20,000 tree service companies in the United States, only 200 hold accreditation status. That's 1%. When you hire a TCIA Accredited company, you can have confidence that the team has Certified Arborists on staff, is properly insured, and has earned their place in the top 1%.
International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborists on Staff
The International Society of Arboriculture provides resources and opportunities to individuals seeking to advance both their career in tree service and the professionalism of their companies. ISA offers a range of industry-specific certifications that demonstrate an individual's mastery of a given category of arboricultural knowledge and practice.
A Certified Arborist is essential to have on your team when making decisions about your property. His or her expert opinion can help you foresee, diagnose, and resolve risks to both your trees and your home, while empowering you to proactively pursue your outdoor projects. Learn more about hiring a Certified Arborist.
ISA Certified Arborist Utility Specialist®
What is an ISA Utility Specialist? A Utility Specialist has already received Arborist Certification, and has extensive experience in utility vegetation management. The written exam requires a thorough understanding of all electrical information and risks associated with tree work in a utility setting, as well as program management and oversight. With the universal need for reliable energy and electricity, it is imperative that utility firms hire trained Utility Specialists to safely manage vegetation near electrical sources.
Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP)
What is a Certified Treecare Safety Professional? An individual achieves CTSP status by receiving advanced conceptual and hands-on and training in industry safety practices, as established by TCIA. CTSP staff members play a vital leadership in their company, enforcing standards and leading by example.
Michigan Department of Transportation Prequalified
Treeworks, Inc. is prequalified to perform construction work for the Michigan Department of Transportation.
Arboriculture Society of Michigan
The Arboriculture Society of Michigan (ASM), the Michigan Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture is a non-profit organization that promotes arboriculture in the state of Michigan with members interested in all aspects of arboriculture and the health and care of Michigan trees.