The TCI Expo offers educational opportunities with top industry leaders in business, safety and arboriculture, as well as the chance to network with colleagues, vendors and manufacturers from around the country. Compare equipment, evaluate products and take advantage of expo-only pricing from hundreds of exhibitors. Plus, check out live demonstrations, attend forums and roundtable discussions, earn valuable CEUs and much more.

New This Year

The Utility Arborist Association (UAA) joins the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) in offering a Northeast Regional Meeting on Thursday, Nov. 10. The program is specifically designed for utility vegetation managers. Industry experts and agency representatives will be presenting on the latest in drone technology, worker retention, safety, regulations and best practices related to rare, threatened and endangered species, all in a collaborative environment. Registration is separate from the TCI Expo.

CEUs

CTSP CEUs are available for all safety seminars, in addition to select business seminars. (International Society of Arboriculture CEUs are also available and are noted in the TCIA’s event guide, which will be available to attendees upon arrival). In total, the TCI Expo offers more than 85 hours of education:

  • MTE CEUs: Maryland requires all companies working in the state to have a Licensed Tree Expert
  • NALP (National Association of Landscape Professionals) Recertification at 1 CEU/hour of attendance
  • ASCA (American Society for Consulting Arborists) 12 possible CEUs for trade show attendance
  • MCA (Massachusetts Certified Arborist) One half credit (0.5) per day of attendance, or 1.5 credits max.
  • Pesticide CEUs: States offer licensed pesticide applicator credits for arboriculture seminars.
  • View the current listing at Expo.TCIA.org

Trade Show Hours

  • Thursday, Nov. 10: 9:57 AM – 4 PM
  • Friday, Nov. 11: 9 AM – 4 PM
  • Saturday, Nov. 12: 9 AM – 1 PM

Schedule Of Events

Wenesday, Nov. 9 (Preconference Workshops)

  • 8 AM – 5 PM: Safety Electrical Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP) | Bob Mead, CTSP, Mead Tree & Turf Care
  • 8 AM – 5 PM: Safety Spanish EHAP | Leo Roldan, CTSP, SavATree
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM: Aroboriculture Plant Health Care Strategies: Pest, Plant and Soil Management | Dr. Mike Raupp, University of Maryland and Sylvia McNeill, McNeill’s Tree Service
  • 1 – 5 PM: Business Visual Tree Assessment | Scott Baker, Tree
    Solutions Inc.
  • 1 – 5 PM: BUSINESS TCIA Accreditation | Bob Rouse, TCIA; John Iurka and Randall McDonald, TCIA auditors

Thursday, Nov. 10

  • 6 AM: Registration Opens
  • 7:30 – 8:30 AM: Business Workers’ Compensation Panel: Insurance
    and Healthcare Perspectives | Dr. Amanda Carpenter,
    CORErgonomics Solutions; Rick Weden, Corcoran & Havlin
    Insurance Group
  • 7:30 – 8:30 AM: SAFETY Arborist Safety: May the Odds Always Be in Your Favor | Dr. John Ball, CTSP, South Dakota State University
  • 7:30 – 8:30 AM: Arboriculture Tree Risk Assessment and Drones
    in Arboriculture | Dr. Tom Smiley, Bartlett Tree Research
    Laboratory
  • 8:45 – 9:45 AM: Business Web Security | Major L. Clark III, U.S. SBA Office of Advocacy
  • 8:45 – 9:45 AM: Safety Forces in Rigging | Phillip Kelley, North American Training Solutions
  • 8:45 – 9:45 AM: Arboriculture Tree Supported Structures and Tree Biomechanics | Scott Baker, Tree Solutions Inc.
  • 10:30 – 11:30 AM: Residential Commercial and Utility Contractor Accreditation Info Session | Bob Rouse, TCIA and members of the Accreditation Council
  • Noon – 1 PM: TCIA Members Only Forum: We Are All in This Together | Tom Dunn, CTSP, TCIA (Free for TCIA members. Limit 2 per company.)
  • 1 – 2 PM: Forum: Meet Your Regional Outreach Coordinator | Danae Jackson, CTSP (FL/GA); Dawn Theirbach, CTSP (MI/IN/OH/KY)
  • 1 – 2 PM: Peer to Peer Networking Forum | Mark Tobin, TCIA
  • 1 – 2 PM: Workforce Development Forum | Brigitte Orrick, TCIA
  • 2 – 3:30 PM: CTSP Networking Forum | Peter Gerstenberger, TCIA
  • 3 – 4 PM: Wood Banks: A Tool for Wood Utilization and Community Outreach | Moderated by Clarisse Hart and Melissa LaVangie
  • 4:15 – 5:30 PM: Business What Are You Worth? The Talk, Telling and
    Selling of Tree Care | Jeffrey Ling, Arborwise, Ltd.
  • 4:15 – 5:30 PM: Safety Aerial Rescue and Emergency Response: What Every Tree Worker Should Know | Mark Chisholm, Aspen Tree Expert Co.
  • 4:15 – 5:30 PM: Arboriculture Compartmentalization Concepts and Consequences | Dr. Kevin Smith, USDA Forest Service
  • 5:30 – 6 PM: WMC Meet and Greet | Renaissance Baltimore Hotel
  • 6 PM – 7:30 PM: Welcome Reception

Friday, Nov. 11

  • 7 AM: Registration Opens
  • 8 – 9 AM: Business Growing and Developing Supervisors | Monroe
    Porter, PROOF Management Consultants
  • 8 – 9 AM: Safety Cranes, Lifts and Power Lines: A Safety Oriented Approach | Stephen Sprague, CTSP, Carroll Tree Service, Inc.
  • 8 – 9 AM: Arboriculture Tree Phenology and Pruning Seasonality |
    Dr. Kevin Smith, USDA Forest Service
  • 9:15 – 10:30 AM: Business PHC Sales and Estimating: First-Hand Sharing | Bob Good, Good’s Tree Care, Inc.; Angela Ledger, Tree Health Lady LLC; Scott McPhee, Harrison McPhee Inc.
  • 9:15 – 10:30 AM: Safety Best Practices | Joe Bones, CTSP, Bartlett Tree Experts; Ed Carpenter, North American Training Solutions Inc.
  • 9:15 – 10:30 AM: Arboriculture Scale is Out of Control | Stanton Gill, University of Maryland
  • Noon – 1 PM: TCIA Members Only Forum: The Perfect Time to Close the Sale | Mike Rennie and Linnie Leavines, TCIA (Free for TCIA members. Limit 2 per company.)
  • 1 – 2 PM: Forum: Meet Your Regional Outreach Coordinator | David Lee (NE/NY), Peggy Drescher, CTSP (MN/IA/WI/IL); Lesa Scarbrough, (CA), Margaret Spencer, CTSP (TX/OK/LA)
  • 1 – 3 PM: A300 Open Forum: How to Write Pruning Specs | Bob Rouse, TCIA; ASC A300 Committee Members
  • 2 – 3 PM: Forum: Meet Your Regional Outreach Coordinator | Travis Vickerson, CTSP, (NC/VA/SC/TN); Tim Anderson, CTSP, (DL/MD/NJ/ Eastern PA)
  • 3 – 4:15 PM: Business Apps for Arborists III – App-solutely Fabulous | Brandon Gallagher Watson, Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements
  • 3 – 4:15 PM: Safety Electrical Safety for Non-Line Clearance Arborists | Gerry Breton, CTSP, Lucas Tree Experts; Peter Gerstenberger, TCIA

Concurrent Arboriculture Sessions

  • 3 – 4:15 PM: Arboriculture CSI for Invasive Insects: Honing Your
    Diagnostic Skills | Dr. Mike Raupp, University of Maryland
  • 3 – 4:15 PM: Arboriculture A Tale of Two Trees | Dr. John Ball, CTSP, South Dakota State University
  • 4:30 – 5:30 PM: Business How to Find, Train, Motivate and Retain Employees | Monroe Porter, PROOF Management Consultants
  • 4:30 – 5:30 PM: Safety Chain Saw Safety | Tim Walsh, CTSP, The Davey
    Tree Expert Company
  • 4:30 – 5:30 PM: Arboriculture Developing Productive Soil for Residential Trees and Shrubs | Sylvia McNeill, McNeill’s Tree Service

Sautuday, Nov. 12

  • 7:30 AM – Registration Opens
  • 8 – 9 AM: Business Web Presence Panel | Monica Hemingway, ITG Multimedia; Brian Kraff, Market Hardware, Inc.; Hans Tielmann, III, CTSP, Pine Valley Tree Service
  • 8 – 9 AM: Safety Conducting an Effective Safety Meeting | Nicholas
    Bomber, CTSP, SavATree
  • 8 – 9 AM: Arboriculture The ABC’s Field Guide to Young and Small Tree Pruning | Andrew Pleninger, Urban Forestry, LLC
  • 9:15 – 10:15 AM: Business Drones: A Business Decision? | Dan Staley,
    Analemma Resources, LLC
  • 9:15 – 10:45 AM: Safety Biological Risk Factors Influencing Outcomes in Industrial Accidents | Dr. Amanda Carpenter, CORErgonomics Solutions, Ed Carpenter, North American Training Solutions, Inc.
  • 9:15 – 10:15 AM: Arboriculture What’s Wrong With This Tree? | Richard Harper, University of Massachusetts-Amherst