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Tresselt Installed as TCIA Chairman

Wednesday, March 6, 2013   (0 Comments)
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Arborist Enterprises President Heads National Tree Care Association

Ben TresseltLONDONDERRY, NH - PLNA member Ben Tresselt was installed recently as the chair of the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) board of directors. TCIA is the national trade association for commercial and utility tree care companies. Tresselt is president and owner of TCIA-accredited Arborist Enterprises Inc. in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.Ben is an enthusiastic and active member of the industry - Mark Garvin, TCIA

"Ben is an enthusiastic and active member of the industry and TCIA is thrilled to welcome such a professional and passionate leader as Chair of our Board of Directors," said Mark Garvin, president and CEO of TCIA.

Tresselt has spent most of his adult life working with trees. While he and his wife, Tina, started his company (and joined the National Arborist Association) in 1991, but he began working with trees even earlier. "I started working in the industry during high school for Bartlett," he says. "I started part time doing storm cleanup."

After high school, he attended the Mount Alto campus of Penn State University for forestry. Afterward, he did stints for Bartlett, working for a landscape firm, and as a logger felling trees. That last job drove him back to the tree care industry. Then, with the encouragement of his wife, he went out on his own.

Together, they were successful almost immediately. Tresselt notes that they never lacked work, because they have always been willing to roll up their sleeves and do whatever it takes. Arborist Enterprises has grown to 18 full-time employees today.

Tresselt has been an ISA Certified Arborist for 22 years and in 2005 became one of the first 60 persons to become an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist. He is past president of the Penn-Del Chapter of ISA and the DeMuth Museum and services on the board at the Woodward Hills Cemetery in Lancaster. He is a former board member and is a supporter of the Tree Research Endowment & Education Fund (TREE Fund). He has ridden in the TREE Fund's Tour Des Trees the last four years, including starting it last year when he had to abandon it when he broke his collar bone while riding on the third day of the annual five-day, 500-mile bicycle ride.

Learn more about Ben Tresselt, and his plans for TCIA, here


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