Tree Service company selection can often seem overwhelming because there are so many companies to choose from of varying quality. However, you can hire with confidence by looking for a tree service company with the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) accredited company seal. TCIA accreditation is a consumer confidence program that helps clients find tree service companies in the tree care industry that have been inspected and accredited based on adherence to business ethics, technical competence and consumer satisfaction. The TCIA has a comprehensive review process which is not meant to rate a tree service company simply based on how affordable it is compared to other companies. Rather, it is a quick way to find tree service companies that meet tree care industry standards for safety, performance and overall quality.
When tree care industry professionals apply for TCIA accreditation, they undergo an extensive review of professional and tree service business practices aimed at protecting consumers. Companies are inspected and accredited for adherence to the TCIA code of ethics, best business practices, employing skilled personnel, meeting tree care industry standards for quality performance and safety, providing industry standard written estimates and employing certified arborists. In addition, affordable prices, reliability and quality are also important when choosing a tree service company.
In addition to shopping for the most affordable price, accreditation gives customers a means of comparing the service quality of companies in the tree care industry. Tree service sales personnel must be trained to a level of technical proficiency in tree biology, pruning standards, transplanting, tree disease and injury diagnosis, construction injury prevention, safety, soil science and disease and pest control. A common question we receive is “What is the difference between ISA certification and TCIA accreditation?” Arborist certification is obtained when an individual arborist is tested to demonstrate tree knowledge. TCIA recognizes excellence in tree care companies; ISA certifies excellence in tree care professionals.
SavATree is very proud to be distinguished as the first company in the U.S. to receive multi-state TCIA accreditation for all of its branch locations throughout the northeast and Mid-Atlantic region. SavATree will undergo a yearly continuous audit process to uphold their TCIA accreditation.
Currently, the TCIA is a trade association composed of more then 2,300 commercial tree service firms and affiliated companies. It is the only business practices and compliance audit program in the tree care industry for tree service companies in America. Any member in the U.S. is eligible to apply for accreditation. The TCIA also offers an affordable seminar program designed to help tree care industry workers maintain their certification. For further information, visit www.tcia.org
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