I’m sure most of you are counting down the days until TCI Expo, the world’s largest tree care industry trade show and conference. TCI Expo is always a valuable and successful event, and this year’s show in Hartford, Conn., will be no exception. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn continuing education units through a wide variety of seminars covering topics ranging from effective marketing to understanding rigging forces to working with insurance companies. And then there’s the trade show. Over 150 exhibitors will be showing off and demonstrating some of the latest and greatest gear and machines to hit the market. There will also be live climbing demonstrations on the trade show floor. And, let’s not forget one of the most valuable opportunities at any industry event: networking. Take advantage of the chance to meet and mingle with your peers, pick their brains, share advice and make professional connections – where else will you be surrounded by thousands of others in the tree care industry under one roof?! On page 14 of this issue you’ll find our TCI Expo Preview, your complete guide to all of the don’t-miss events, as well as a sneak peek at what some of our favorite companies will have on display. And when you’re in Hartford, don’t forget to stop by and say hi to Tree Services at booth 1121.

How do we look?

When this issue reached your mailbox, you may have noticed that Tree Services has a whole new look. We’ve been hard at work giving the magazine a makeover and are pleased to introduce our redesigned format. We created the new design to provide you with all of the information you need in a functional and enjoyable format. We’ve also added a tagline to our logo: Taking the industry to new heights. Advancing the industry by educating our subscribers and sharing their stories has been, and continues to be, our mission. If there is any topic you’d like covered in an upcoming issue, or if you’d like to share your story with your fellow readers, please send me an email or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/treeservices.

Katie Meyers