Tree Care Industry Expo

11/7/2018 - 11/10/2018
by Tree Care Industry Expo
October 31, 2018

11/7/2018 - 11/10/2018

Charlotte Convention Center,

Charlotte, North Carolina

This show is billed as the world’s largest tree care show and conference, and if you work in tree care, you’ll want to be there. TCI Expo provides you with the year’s best opportunity to browse and purchase top-notch tree care equipment, products and services at great show-only prices. You’ll get to meet with hundreds of vendors, including Stihl, Vermeer, Bandt, Altec, Versalift and Morbark. With so many exhibitors, you’ll want to start planning your show schedule now. You’ll also have the opportunity to see some great speakers, covering topics relevant to you as a tree care professional. Some of these include: Transitioning From the Field to the Office—Melissa Levangie, CTSP, Shelter Tree, Inc.

Many arborists are faced with the decision to transition from fieldwork to a different path in arboriculture. What you may perceive to be stumbling blocks, including communication, meetings and delegating tasks, can easily be overcome. Explore how to continue working in tree care happily and profitably as you view the tree from a different angle.

Women in Tree Care Forum—Moderated by Amy Tetreault, TCIA

Being a woman working in a male-dominated industry can present challenges. Guest speakers with diverse backgrounds will discuss specific topics, such as running a woman-owned business, developing a growing career and more. All attendees are welcome to attend to network and engage in conversations about their experiences in this industry.

Dirty Rotten Decay Fungi—Dr. Chris Luley, Urban Forest Diagnostics, LLC

Come see urban trees’ worst of the worst – the 12 worst decay fungi affecting conifers and deciduous trees in the urban environment. Not for the faint-hearted, attendees will learn these rotters’ impact and how to identify them.

And, if you have some spare time, you might want to head on over to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. While I prefer drag racing myself (hey, I’m from Indiana), it looks like the NASCAR Hall of Fame offers some really cool stuff. You can see historic cars and check out the Hall of Honor, which features the Hall of Fame inductees. Sounds like a fun time for the whole family (and a way to make up for dragging the kids to a trade show!). For more info and to register, check out

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