A few months ago, we launched a new online forum, www.TreeServicesSite.com, creating an easy way for you to access the most valuable resource for industry information: each other. For those of you who haven’t joined yet (and over 900 of you already have!), the site is a place to meet and interact with your peers, trade stories, share photos and videos of your work and get advice on all aspects of tree care.

TreeServicesSite.com offers forums for all of the topics that matter to you. Looking for a new chain saw? Read what other arborists are saying about specific brands on the Chain Saw forum, or check out the Equipment Marketplace to find a good deal on a used saw. New to the industry or just starting your own business? Check out the Newbie Q &A for advice from industry veterans and stop by the Business Management forum to learn some successful ways to promote your new venture. Do you have a position to fill? We have a forum for that. Want to meet other arborists working in your area? There’s a forum for that, too. Have questions about pesticide and fertilizer applications and regulations? We’ve got you covered. There’s even a few Off-Topic forums if you just want to share a joke, debate politics or chat about baseball.

Visit the Tree Services Magazine forum and tell me what you think about the magazine. Let me know if there’s a topic you’d like to see covered, or if you’d like to share your story with our readers. Questions, suggestions, criticism (I can take it)—let me know. Tree Services magazine and TreeServicesSite.com were created to serve you, so please don’t hesitate to tell me how we can do that better. Plus, every month I choose a thread on the site to print in the magazine. Check out “In Your Own Words” on page 30 of this issue to see a transcript of just one of many conversations taking place on the site every day.

Registration is easy and free. Go to www.TreeServicesSite.com and click on “Register free” in the upper right-hand corner. Follow the simple instructions to set up a username and password, and you’re ready to start chatting with tree care workers from across the country.

Register today, and join the discussions—see you there!

Katie Meyers