Also Available On

Episode Summary

In this episode, we talk with Mark Chisholm and Amy Tetreault about Careers in Arboriculture. We learn about how Mark got his start in the industry as well as his advice for new and upcoming workers in tree care.

About Mark

Mark is a third-generation, certified arborist with his family-owned Aspen Tree Expert Company in New Jersey. His expertise in tree care has made him a sought-after consultant and industry spokesperson for the world of arboriculture, and he regularly travels the globe to consult with international arborist associations and conducts educational sessions nationwide on behalf of STIHL Inc. Additionally, he has won the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) New Jersey Chapter Tree Climbing Championship 21 of the last 22 years and won the ISA International Tree Climbing Championship in 1997, 2001 and, again, in 2010.

Related Episodes

Check out our conversation with Krista Strating in “Being a Competition Climber“!

Check out our conversation with Tobias Wygand in “Where to Work and Technology in the Field“!


This episode of the TCIA podcast is sponsored by STIHL. STIHL has been working with all of us at TCIA to create various educational opportunities for students in arboriculture. One such opportunity is the Gear Up Program. This program was created by STIHL and the Tree Care Industry Association Foundation (TCIAF) to provide grants to schools in need. STIHL is also supporting students by providing the funding for the STIHL Student Scholarship at TCI Virtual Summit. This scholarship will provide up to 200 students free admission to TCIA’s first-ever TCI Virtual Summit!



To learn more about Gear Up Program visit us here.

To learn more about STIHL Student Scholarship visit the TCI Virtual Summit Site.

To learn more about STIHL visit their website.

MME John Lewis visiting TCIA Accredited Member Winkler’s Tree ServiceSmall Businesses, Large Businesses and the Choosing Where to Work with Noel Boyer and Jim Houston
Careers in Arboriculture Part 2 with Mark Chisholm