TCIA Accredited Tree Care Company

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In 2006, Branch Tree & Landscape Service was the second company in Michigan to receive the Tree Care Industry Association accreditation and has maintained accredited status in good standing ever since.

What is TCIA Accreditation?

A voluntary professional credential for tree care companies. Accredited companies must adhere to a checklist of items that include ethical business practices, customer satisfaction, employee training and compliance with federal/state regulations. These companies must also undergo an extensive third-party audit every few years, which ensures that you’re getting the best service out there.

Accredited Tree Care Companies . . .

• Take expert care of your property by caring for your trees and shrubs

• Protect your family from injury or property damage from trees that have defects such as cracked limbs and trunks, decayed limbs and trunks, or decayed and damaged root systems.

• Employ expert staff trained in tree biology. They can identify diseases and pests that threaten the well-being of your trees and shrubs. They can also identify defects that could be hidden deep inside the trunk and root system or high in the crown.

Why Hire an Accredited Company?

COST: Get it right the first time. Accredited companies are pros, which means fewer costly mistakes, call-backs and complaints.

SAFETY: Trees can be dangerous. Accredited companies have formal documented training programs that reduce potential liabilities for customers, employees and tree care workers themselves.

INVESTMENT: Think proactively. The value of your property is a top priority and it pays to ensure that your landscape is well-maintained. Accredited companies are required to have up-to-date insurance! Be ware that is the tree care company you hire doesn’t have insurance, you could be held liable as a contractor.

TCIA Code of Ethics

• 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.

• Since arboriculture is an ever-changing science, we pledge to educate ourselves and our clients in the most current research and practices available to the industry.

• 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 agree that the arboriculture profession is extremely high profile in public perception. We pledge to look and act professionally in order to reflect a positive image for the green industry and promote our profession.

• 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, and the utmost professionalism, service and treatment for our customers. We will endeavor to grow our work force through training and employee development.

TCIA Accredited

"Being accredited has helped me be more accountable to myself, my staff and our clients. It also gave me a better feeling about the profession I'm in."

George R. Lee, Owner