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For Immediate Release – March 26, 2007

Certified Tree Care Safety Professional Certifications Earned by Two SavATree Employees

Bedford Hills, NY—March 26, 2007—Dane Buell and David Schneider of SavATree recently completed the Certified Tree Care Safety Professional (CTSP) program offered by the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA). The CTSP program allows one or more key employees at a given company to become certified tree care safety experts, thereby empowering and encouraging a culture of safety within that organization and across the industry as a whole.

Maintaining a Certified Tree Care Safety Professional on staff means that this organization is committed to safe practices in arboricultural operations. CTSP’s are kept abreast of the latest technological advances and regulatory activities affecting the industry through the TCIA safety network, and must commit to ongoing education in the safety field in order to maintain their certification. Because safety regulations and industry standards are continually evolving, the ongoing education requirement is vital to maintaining a legitimate safety program within a given company.

There are three paths to CTSP program eligibility: Holding a degree in arboriculture or a related science with technical experience through an internship; possessing three years technical field experience in tree care with at least one year of assumed responsibility for safety; or six month’s technical field experience with one year in a professional safety role. In order to fulfill program requirements, CTSP’s must complete a study guide, attend a training workshop, and pass a comprehensive exam. Staying certified requires CTSP’s to earn a minimum of 30 CEU’s every three years by committing to continuing their growth in the safety field through a variety of means.

The CTSP program demonstrates a true commitment to the safety and well-being of tree care workers across the industry. Consumers can have greater peace of mind with the knowledge that hiring a tree care company with a CTSP on staff helps to ensure safe and professional arboricultural work on their property. For more information regarding the Certified Treecare Safety Professional program at TCIA or to obtain digital photos, contact Peter Gerstenberger at (800) 733-2622 x109 or email For more information regarding the Tree Care Industry Association, visit

About SavATree: SavATree has been providing environmentally sensible tree, shrub and lawn care to residents, businesses and historic properties for over 20 years. SavATree is accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association and currently operates in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia, and Washington D.C. Industry certified arborists provide clients with expertise in tree care and help clients maintain a healthy, safe and beautiful landscape. SavATree’s services include pruning, disease diagnosis, takedowns, woodlot management, insect and mite treatments, organic lawn care, turf management and more. For more information, please contact us.


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