Jan. 31 2019 08:06 AM

The Tree Care Industry Association is the beneficiary.

SavATree has donated $20,000 to the Tree Care Industry Association to promote safety training for arborists.

This donation won’t be just a one-time thing. The tree, shrub and lawn care company has committed to making a $10,000 donation to TCIA’s Arborist Safety Training Institute for every TCIA-certified company it acquires. With its recent acquisitions of Mike’s Tree Surgeons in Troy, Michigan, and Integrity Tree Service in Phoenix, Arizona, the company has set $20,000 aside to help support safety training efforts across the country.

“Safety is a crucial part of our mission at SavATree,” said President Daniel van Starrenburg. “We’re committed not just to keeping our own crews safe but to helping maintain safety across the entire tree care industry. As we continue to expand throughout the country, ensuring safety as one of our values takes center stage. Supporting TCIA’s initiatives is one of the best ways to do that.”

SavATree’s Nick Bomber, a safety leader in the industry, has taken the company’s program to a new level by developing a “see something, say something” safety culture at the branch he manages. According to Bomber, “Safety is one of our core values and is ingrained in everything we do at all levels. Our safety message, ‘Path to Zero,’ makes sure that every one of our employees goes home the same way they came to work — incident- and accident-free.”