July 28, 2023
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“Landscape with a clump of trees” 1844 Théodore Rousseau



“Keep a green tree in your heart

and perhaps a singing bird will come”. 

— Chinese proverb


The condition of campus gardens, trees and landscaping is a central element of ambiance, brand identity, environmental instruction and even revenue to education communities when tied to charitable donations.   The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) is trade association of 2300 private tree care firms that is also an ANSI-accredited standards developer.  It has several titles relevant to education communities and posts drafts of best practice titles at the link below:

Current Projects & Public Review Periods

Last year we tracked a revision of TCIA A300 that asserted leading practice for lightning protection has been released for public consultation.   The consultation period closed and, like many standards setting organizations, leading practice discovery has been impeded by the circumstances of the pandemic.

We encourage our colleagues in business units responsible for lawns, trees, gardens and pathways to participate in the TCIA standards development process (Learn more HERE).  Stakeholders in any interest category may communicate directly with Amy Tetreault at the Tree Care Industry Association, (603) 314-5380,, 136 Harvey Rd # 101, Londonderry, NH 03053.

We maintain the TCIA standards catalog on our periodic Bucolia and Pathway colloquia.   See our CALENDAR for the next online meting; open to everyone.


Issue: [Various]

Category: Bucolia, Pathways

Colleagues: Mike Anthony, Jack Janveja, Richard Robben


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