SCA at a Glance
February 2018

Did You See The Latest SCA Today? 
In case you missed our most recent newsletter, you can check it out NOW! Read the latest issue of  SCA Tod ay , the premiere industry magazine for SCA Members and their crews!

In this issue, you'll see:  
  • Managerial Accounting for Arborists
  • Pamper Your Palms
  • Are You Minding Your Gap
  • Maintaining a Safety Culture
  • ... and so much more!

If you have trouble opening the attached, please let us know by contacting
Looking Ahead To SCA Field Day

The time is now to begin planning for the 2018 SCA Field Day! We have an amazing itinerary scheduled for our trip to Columbus, OH this August. Take a look and save the date! 

Date: Wednesday, August 8
Time: 9:15 AM - 3:30 PM
Cost: TBD

This year, we are honored to visit our own Chris Ahlum, SCA Board President, on his home turf! We will be touring the headquarters for Ahlum & Arbor Facility in Columbus. We will be highlighting history of a family business that has been in operation for the last 40 years. Attendees will discuss the layout of the facility, built in 2012, and the operations of the company. Visiting local arborists has been a highlight of many past SCA tours, and we can't wait for you to visit our Board President's company!

Additionally, we will be visiting the Franklin Park Conservatory and getting a 'behind the scenes' look at the brand new (opening in May 2018) Children's Garden, discussing the focus on tree preservation throughout the development process. This discussion will include the garden design, building scopes, how construction was planned around trees, and the after care for both existing and new trees. Attendees will also have a chance to peruse the Conservatory either alone or on a guided tour.

We hope you will join us for what is sure to be an amazing tour! If you'd like more information, please contact us at, and keep an eye on the ISA Annual Conference website for registration information. 
'Members Only' Section on Website

Have you visited the SCA's website,  recently? We've added a brand new section specifically for our members to  access some great features! In this section, you'll find past issues of SCA Today, recordings of all of our webinar series up-to-date, and there are plans to add more great items soon.

Logging on is easy - simply go to, select the "Members Only" tab, and type in the password: 2018commercial . It's that easy!

Is there something you'd like to see featured in this section? Feel free to send us an e-mail at with your ideas. We hope you enjoy this great new aspect of our website!

Upcoming Industry Events
TCIA Winter Management Conference
  • February 4-8, 2018
  • Maui, Hawaii
Join hundreds of like-minded tree care professionals for five days of sharing knowledge with industry peers, finding solutions for your business in today's complicated world, and celebrating successes and milestones with your colleagues. You deserve this - you work hard, but hopefully you play hard, too, so let's not forget the tours and fun recreational opportunities that come with being in the land of Aloha.
This is a must-attend event for business owners and managers. You can't afford to miss out!
WMC pricing and registration is live now. Explore their website to learn more about WMC 2018 registration, hotels and travel, education, networking, exclusive tours and events, and more!
ASCA Academy
  • February 20-23
  • Philadelphia, PA
Successful Consulting Arborists have made sure they have a full understanding of the core components of consulting-including the function of a consultant, best practices for report writing, the dispute resolution process, and the role a forensic investigation plays.
ASCA's Consulting Academy is the most comprehensive training experience for arborists who consult. It includes:
Pre-Consulting Academy Assignments
  • Pre-Academy Report
  • Practice Management Webinars

At the Consulting Academy

  • Interactive sessions
  • Individual and group exercises
  • Individual conference with a coach
  • Open book exam

Post-Consulting Academy Assignments

  • Post-Academy Reports