January 2019
Your Monthly SCA Update
Happy New Year!!

2019 is already shaping up to be a great year - we've got lots of programs scheduled in the next few months, and we're still working out the details for a few more. Keep an eye on the SCA website ( www.sca-trees.org ) for details.

We've also got great plans in motion for the upcoming ITCC and ISA Annual Conference in August. Keep an eye on this monthly blast (or your copy of SCA Today ) for further details.

We look forward to spending the new year with you!

-Your SCA Team
Check Out the Latest SCA Today!
Read the latest issue of  SCA Today , the premiere industry magazine for members of the Society of Commercial Arboriculture and their crews.

Last year, the SCA Board voted to "go green" by switching to an E-version of our magazine. If you have trouble opening the attached, please let us know by contacting  admin@sca-trees.org

In this issue, you'll see: 
  • Managerial Accounting for Commercial Arborists
  • Trees and Roots
  • Tuning Up on Pruning Gear
  • The Most Important Piece of PPE
  •  ... and so much more! 

We hope you enjoy this issue! Reach out with any comments to  admin@sca-trees.org .
SCA's Regional Z133 Workshop
The SCA is proud to announce a new series of workshops developed with the Z133 Workshop Grant opportunity with ISA through USFS . We plan to have workshops in several cities, and look forward to announcing further developments. Keep an eye on your SCA Monthly Update for more details!
Knoxville Highlights
We are developing our 2019 Annual Field Day schedule for this year's conference in Knoxville, TN. Currently, we are considering several business operations for a facility tour. Do you know of a great business in the Knoxville area? Let us know!

'Member's Only' Section on Website
Have you visited the SCA's website,  www.sca-trees.org ? In the 'Member's Only' section, you'll find past issues of SCA Today , recordings of all of our webinar series, and more great content will be coming soon.

Logging on is easy - simply go to   www.sca-trees.org , 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   admin@sca-trees.org  with your ideas. We hope you enjoy this great new aspect of our website!
Industry News
TCIA Winter Management Conference
Start planning now for a sun-drenched, island adventure… to St. Kitts! WMC 2019 will be held at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort and Royal Beach Casino, February 11-15, 2019.

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 on a beautiful island!

This is a must-attend event for business owners and managers. You can’t afford to miss out!

ASCA Consulting Academy
There’s Only One Place to Get Started on the Path Toward Your RCA!

Lots of conferences teach you how to be a great arborist. But there’s only one conference where you can learn the essentials of being a successful Consulting Arborist AND begin the process of becoming a Registered Consulting Arborist® (RCA)—and that’s ASCA’s 2019 Consulting Academy.

During the Academy’s three-day training you’ll:

  • Learn from, and interact with, leading experts in the profession.
  • Form relationships with other attendees and coaches that you can use long after the Academy is over.
  • Take your first step toward becoming an RCA.
  • Increase your earning potential.