Tip of the Week – Proper Tree Felling

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The time eventually comes for trees to be removed. There are a variety of reasons this occurs. Reasons for removal may include new construction plans, storm damage or even disease, just to name a few. One aspect of large tree removal is the felling of the trunk. Felling a tree trunk can be considered a […]

Kramer Tree Specialists discusses Tree Care Tool Safety

As the spring months begin, people are getting outside and starting to clean-up their yards. Todd Kramer and Tim Ayers, both with Kramer Tree Specialists, met with one group of volunteers from a local Wheaton church. This group has plans to help clean-up some of the remaining storm damage from last July for some of their […]

Kramer Tree Specialists involved in exciting event at Morton Arboretum this past weekend

The Morton Arboretum sponsored an educational event this past weekend for the Midwest Urban Tree Care Forum [MUTCF]. This involved training and networking for a group of college students interested in arboriculture. The event started with a dinner on Friday night to get everyone acquainted, which then led into a weekend full of training. Kramer Tree […]

Electrical Hazards Awareness Program Workshop Recap

  In April, Kramer Tree Specialists hosted the 1st TCIA sponsored Electrical Hazards Awareness Program [EHAP] workshop in the greater Chicago area. Our own employee, Tim Ayers, recently became certified by TCIA as one of two Chicago area EHAP instructors. Tim is responsible for the Safety & Human Performance program at KTS. Tim’s experience of […]

“Implementing Human Performance Tools”, written by Tim Ayers is featured in IAA newsletter

Tim Ayers, Director of Safety and Human Performance at Kramer Tree Specialists, recently had an article published by the Illinois Association of Arborists (IAA). The article titled “Implementing Human Performance Tools” appeared in the Association’s Illinois Trees publication, Winter 2012 Issue. The fascinating article explains and illustrates the importance of utilizing effective communication tools in […]

TCIA Regional Meeting Recap!

The first ever regional TCIA meeting was hosted by Kramer Tree Specialists last Thursday, January 24th.  Peggy Drescher, the TCIA Regional Outreach Coordinator, led the meeting and invited Tim Ayers, Kramer Tree Specialists Safety Director, and Eric Peterson, Arborisk Insurance Certified Advisor, to present on recent changes in the ANSI Z133 Standard, address on-the-job injuries […]