Arbor-Culture: Balancing Act, part 2:

Effective Communication

How does KTS keep balance? When we were developing a program, we knew the program needed to be simple to understand, visual and directly applied to every single team member. We developed and implemented the Performance Triangle. Safety is the foundation of the triangle and like any triangle, no side is more important than the […]

Arbor-Culture – All Things New And Shiny

Climbing Gear

I have been involved in the tree industry as a climbing arborist for more than 25 years. The industry was much different when I started my career. We were taught to free climb without being secured, which was an everyday norm. Work Positioning Lanyards were basically unheard of and often referred to as “sissy straps.” […]

The International Society of Arboriculture defends Tree Care Professionals

Bucket Truck Pruning

“Big Bad Wood”, a television show appearing on the National Geographic Channel is a reality program centered on the dangers of tree work. Rather than highlighting tree work performed by professionals using industry safety standards, it glorifies dangerous situations when proper precautions aren’t taken. The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and the Tree Care Industry […]

Illinois Arborist Association newsletter features article by Tim Ayers, Safety Manager at Kramer Tree Specialists

  “Changing Safety Culture” was an article recently published in the IAA quarterly newsletter, Illinois Trees. This newsletter is sent to all members of the Illinois Arborist Association, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating its’ members on proper tree care. The IAA has over 1200 members and promotes professional industry practices. Tim Ayers oversees […]

National Safety Council & TCIA Accreditation

Within the past month, we have become a member of the National Safety Council and have been re-accredited through the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA).  Both these achievements are integral in staying up to date with the most innovative safe work practices and our continuing effort towards providing the highest level of client satisfaction. With […]