TCI EXPO 2008 will be held at the Midwest Airlines Center, Milwaukee, Wis., November 13-15. Attendees can earn CEUs with over 60 hours of demos, workshops and seminars focusing on safety, arboriculture and business. Plus, this year’s show will feature over 165 exhibitors.

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Seminar Schedule

Thursday, November 13
7:30-8:30 a.m. TCIA Accreditation
7:30-8:30 a.m. The ABCs of Human Safety Behavior
7:30-8:30 a.m. The Landscape Below Ground
8:45-9:45 Keynote: Transforming Your Culture
4:15-5:30 p.m. Build Your Brand. Captivate the Right Client. Grow Your Business!
4:15-5:30 p.m. Aerial Rescue and Emergency Response—Practice, Practice, Practice
4:15-5:30 p.m. Plant Diagnostics: It’s Not CSI!
Friday, November 14
7:30-8:30 a.m. How Can I Be #1 on Google? Growing and Defending Your Business
7:30-8:30 a.m. Review of 2008 Accidents: What You Don’t Know Can Kill You
7:30-8:30 a.m. Soil Life and Carbon: Answers to Global Warming in the Root Cellar
8:45-10 a.m. Managing the Top 20 Landscape Insects and Mites
8:45-10 a.m. Automatic Referrals
8:45-10 a.m. Three Keys to Safety Improvement
3-4:15 p.m. Fertilizing Your Six Branches of Business
3-4:15 p.m. How Well Do We Evaluate Trees for Decay?
3-4:15 p.m. Insecticide Modes of Action
3-4:15 p.m. Are We Choosing Disposable Landscapes?
4:30-5:30 p.m. Greening the Green Industry: Assessing Environmental Responsibility Options
4:30-5:30 p.m. Tree Risk Assessment: The Quest for Standardization
4:30-5:30 p.m. Working Smarter, Not Harder—Preventing Soft Tissue Injuries
4:30-5:30 p.m. Stand Up for Tree Standards!
4:30-5:30 p.m. Best Management Practices for the Emerald Ash Borer
Saturday, November 15
7:30-9 a.m. Understanding and Preventing Lawsuits
7:30-9 a.m. Who is Your Safety Leader?
7:30-9 a.m. Soil Decompaction and Amendment Treatment for Urban Trees
9:15-10:45 a.m. Got Visibility? Using PR to Build Your Green Business
9:15-10:45 a.m. Crane Safety
9:15-10:45 a.m. Wind Load Analysis: Assessing the Safety Reserve in Trees

Visit these companies at the show!

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Provider of workers’ comp coverage, specializing in logging, transportation, construction, oil and gas, excavation and agribusiness industries.


Exhibiting the new Direct-Inject QC tree injection system, new Quick-Connect Chemical Packs and four specialized Quick-Connect Injection Tips.


Bandit concludes its 25th anniversary celebration and introduces new machines, including 1090XP and 1490XP drum chippers and 2000XP stump grinder.

Creative Sales

Offers ACECAP, PHOSCAP and MEDICAP systemic tree implants, which kill insects, fertilize and provide micronutrients while reducing time and labor.

Doggett Corp.

Offering slow-release tree fertilizers that contain macro and microelements, humates, microbes and organics. Soil amendments also available.


Displaying Echo tree care equipment, including Power Pruners and chain saws, and Echo Bear Cat chippers, chipper/shredders, debris loaders and log splitters.

Fanno Saw

Fanno Saw Works will be exhibiting a variety of pruning saws and pole saw blades.


Offers the Bull Hog brush cutter; FTX Track Carriers from 97 to 440 hp, including the new FTX148-L; and grapples, tree shears and stump grinder attachments.

Fred Marvin Associates

Since 1943, Fred Marvin Associates has manufactured professional tools, including pole pruners, pole saws, hand saws, loppers, hand shears and extension poles.

Giuffre Bros. Cranes

Giuffre Bros. has offered truck-mounted cranes for 45 years, including the 18-ton-capacity Dino 1800 with 120-foot reach and the 25-ton-capacity Dino 2500.

Green Mfg.

Green Mfg., the manufacturer of GreenTeeth stump cutter teeth, will introduce Treeman Supply, now carrying all arborist supplies.

Green Pro Solutions

Exhibiting Sprinter Spraying Systems up to 500 gallons for trees, turf, watering and more. Custom-ized with many options, including full pallets of products.


The GT13XP mulcher features a 140 hp, Tier III Cummins turbo-diesel engine and captive track system to clear terrain without damaging neighboring feeder roots.


Displaying a complete selection of chain saws, pole saws and blowers, and its new X-Torque engine technology, which reduces fuel consumption and emissions.

Independent Protection Co.

Manufactures and designs lightning protection equipment for structures and trees. For trees, IPC will provide free estimates for required material.


Jameson offers a variety of fiberglass poles, pruners, pole saws, tri-cut saw blades, handsaws, accessories and aerial bucket tool holders.


Exhibiting the four-wheel drive All-Terrain Tree Trimmer, which offers low ground pressure, five tire options, turntable base and carbide-tipped blade.


Displaying the 202 hp Klearway 500 high-production brush cutter with two types of cutting attachments and the SkyTrim Generation 2 mechanical tree trimmer.

The KnifeSource

The KnifeSource LLC will display its brush chipper knife line, manufactured in-house, as well as its durable knife-sharpening machine.


Morbark, which offers a worldwide dealer network, will exhibit a full line of heavy-duty brush chippers and stump grinders.

New England Ropes

Displaying Tachyon, Fly, Braided Safety Blue and Safety Pro-12 climbing ropes; KM III static rope; Safety Blue, Multiline II and Treeline rigging ropes; and more.

Plastic Composites

Products for tree care bucket trucks, including replacement buckets, fiberglass guards/covers, nonslip bucket liners and bucket/boom-mounted saw holders.


Rayco produces a complete line of environmental equipment, including stump cutters, cutting tools, log splitter, Super Crawlers, site prep machines and brush chippers.

Ryan’s Equipment

Ryan’s Equipment designs and manufactures grapples, shears, rakes and stump grinders for skid steers and excavator attachments for the tree care and landscape market.


Samson Velocity incorporates Sure Grip technology and comes in high-visibility Hot (orange, red and white) and original Cool (green, blue and white).


SherrillTree will exhibit over 500 tree care products, from a custom Spray Rig to the latest Silky saws, and will have a demo area with industry experts.


SilkyUSA imports and distributes a complete Silky saw product line for the United States. Silky handsaws have been manufactured in Japan since 1919.

Roadway Systems

TrakMats is a ground cover mat system made from 100 percent recycled HD polyethylene plastic, available in light green and black, with power cylinders for traction.


Terex Utilities designs and manufactures aerial devices, digger derricks, cable placers and custom steel utility bodies.

Top Notch Equipment

Top Notch will exhibit Boxer mini loaders, along with tree attachments such as skidding grapples, rakes, brush mowers, stump grinders, ramps and more.

U.S. Rigging

For over 35 years, U.S. Rigging has offered ropes and climbing hardware, including climbing ropes, safety lanyards, fliplines, snap hooks and carabiners.

Zenith Cutter Co.

Zenith cutter will be displaying replacement brush chipper knives manufactured from longwearing chipper steel that is heat-treated for durability.

Trade Show Hours

Thursday, November 13
9:57 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday, November 14
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, November 15
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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