FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — WARRENVILLE, IL–April 13, 2012 – Stan Holat, CTSP, an employee of Autumn-SavATree, recently completed the Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) program offered by the Tree Care Industry Association. 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. In achieving this honor, Stan joins over 15 of his Autumn-SavATree colleagues who have also completed the CTSP program.

Autumn-SavATree is a commercial and residential tree care company with branches in Warrenville, Northbrook and Barrington, IL. Contact this company at (630) 821-7752 or

Stan Holat Maintaining a Certified Treecare Safety Professional on staff means that organizations are 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. In order to fulfill program requirements, CTSP’s must complete a study guide, attend a two-day training workshop, and pass a rigorous exam. Once certified, CTSP’s must complete at least 30 hours of training others, or receiving education themselves, every three years.

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.

About the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA): Founded in 1938, TCIA is a public and professional resource on trees and arboriculture. It has more than 2,000 member companies who recognize stringent safety and performance standards and who are required to carry liability insurance. With access to the latest and best safety standards and training, the typical TCIA member company has 50 percent fewer accidents than a typical non-member. An easy way to find a tree care service provider in your area is to use the “Locate Your Local TCIA Member Companies” program. You can use this service by calling 1-800-733-2622 or by doing a ZIP Code search on

About Autumn-SavATree: Autumn Tree, a SavATree Company, is a comprehensive arboricultural firm building relationships in every season. The company provides environmentally sensible services to residential, commercial, historical, and government properties in select parts of CT, DC, IL, MA, MD, NJ, NY, PA, and VA. Services are performed by certified arborists and trained field specialists and include: tree pruning, tree fertilization, insect control, tree disease management, deer deterrent solutions, and more. Organic, traditional and hybrid options are available. For more information, visit