Baltimore bound

It’s October, which means it’s time for our annual TCI Expo Preview! From November 8-10, thousands of tree care pros from across the country will converge on Baltimore to swap stories, check out the latest gear and earn valuable CEUs. The expo, as always, is sure to offer something for everyone, from the greenhorn apprentice to the industry vet. If you just can’t wait to get to Baltimore, a number of pre-conference seminars will be held in the days before the expo opens, including Business Bootcamp, Electrical Hazards Awareness Program and Invasive Insect CSI. Another annual highlight, the tree demonstration area on the trade show floor, will feature demos on Rigging with Mechanical Advantage, Ergonomics of Work Positioning, SRT Work Positioning and more. If you’re shopping for new gear, take the opportunity to check out all of the best supplies and equipment available to the tree care industry all under one roof – and get a bargain with show-only pricing deals. On page 42 of this issue we’ve got a rundown of the seminars you won’t want to miss, followed by a sneak peek of what some of our favorite companies will have on display and an exhibitor list to help you navigate the trade show floor, so don’t forget to pack this issue in your carry-on. And, be sure stop by the Tree Services booth (1418) to say hi!

Have you entered our sweepstakes?

There’s still time to enter our big TreeServicesSite Member Sweepstakes. Just go to, register for free and post in our sweepstakes forum for a chance to win one of our great prizes. While you’re there, introduce yourself to the other members and check out some of the great tree care information being shared. You have until October 31 to enter; see page 27 of this issue to learn more about our awesome prizes!

Katie Meyers