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TCIA Accreditation

When you hire a company that has been accredited by the TCIA you can be assured that it meets the highest industry standards of quality, safety, and professionalism…

Almstead is accredited by the TCIA and adheres rigorously to all their guidelines for best practices. In addition, most of our arborists have also been individually certified and tested by the TCIA to demonstrate a certain standard of tree care knowledge through the Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) program. It includes tree biology, pruning standards, transplanting, tree disease and injury diagnosis, construction injury prevention, safety, soil science, and disease and pest control. Almstead is licensed in each region we serve and each branch office has licensed arborists for that state.

We Abide by the TCIA Code of Ethics

Almstead is proud to follow the Tree Care Industry Association Code of Ethics as detailed below:

Tree Care Industry Association recognizes that the manner in which members conduct business reflects upon the professionalism of the entire tree care industry and the arboriculture profession. Therefore, upon acceptance into membership, TCIA requests that members abide by the Arborist Pledge and the TCIA Code of Ethics in word, action, and within the spirit of integrity, which is at the core of these principles.

Members of Tree Care Industry Association assume a responsibility to the profession, society and their peers by pledging to uphold and abide by the following:

  1. Arborists have the responsibility to provide professional care of trees for current and future generations. We pledge to be advocates and practitioners of the highest arboricultural standards and practices.
  2. Since arboriculture is an ever-changing science, we pledge to educate ourselves, our constituents, and our clients in the most current research and practices available to the industry.
  3. We pledge to conduct ourselves and businesses in an honest and dignified manner, reflecting our adherence to the laws that govern us locally, nationally and internationally. We will endeavor to grow our work force through training and employee development.
  4. We agree that the arboriculture profession is extremely high profile in public perception. We pledge to look and act professional so as to reflect a positive image for the green industry, and promote our profession.
  5. We agree that safety, training and education are of the utmost importance in maintaining a professional workforce. We pledge to provide for the safety and training of employees to ensure a healthy work environment.
  6. We pledge to respect the views, ideas and contributions of our peers. Open and honest communications, sharing of ideas and experiences has been a cornerstone of TCIA membership, fostering goodwill between companies. We pledge to continue this tradition.
  7. As members of TCIA, we believe that active participation on committees and Boards, and serving in other areas of leadership is extremely important to keeping a healthy, diverse association.

This Code of Ethics is the property of the Tree Care Industry Association. For valuable consumer information on professional tree care, visit their web site at

Why Use A TCIA Accredited Tree Care Company?

Selecting a tree care company isn’t easy because most people do not know what to look for. To make this process easier, and more standardized, the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) has created an Accreditation Program that consumers can use to find companies that have been inspected and accredited based on adherence to industry standards for quality, safety, and professionalism, as well as dedication to ethics and quality in business practices. It also checks to see if the companies it accredits have licenses for the states that they operate in.

It is the only business practices and compliance audit program for tree care companies in America. In short, accreditation by the TCIA provides peace of mind to consumers when they hire a tree care specialist or company.

About the Program:

The TCIA Accreditation program is considered the gold standard in the tree care industry. It is a voluntary program that credentials companies that meet stringent criteria for professionalism, employee training, state and federal safety regulations, business ethics and customer satisfaction. Under the process, tree companies undergo an extensive review and a comprehensive audit of professional and business practices aimed at safeguarding consumers.

Only companies that meet the high standards established by the TCIA can use their Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) accredited company seal. It indicates that consumers can hire these companies with the confidence and knowledge that they have been thoroughly checked by the TCIA.

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