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For Immediate Release

January 31, 2014
GROWING EARTH TREE CARE GAINS TREE CARE INDUSTRY ACCREDITATION
Program helps consumers find high-quality tree care companies

Growing Earth Tree Care, a commercial and residential tree care company located in Ashburn, Virginia has been accredited under a new Tree Care Company Accreditation program administered by the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) which has a membership of over 2,000 tree care companies and built on the threefold foundation of ethics, quality, and consumer confidence.

The new program represents the only business practices and compliance audit process in the tree care industry. Under the process, businesses undergo extensive review of professional practices aimed at safeguarding consumers. The review includes:
► best business practices
► ethical business conduct
► formal training and certification of employees
► compliance with industry standards
► consumer satisfaction
► adherence to safety standards
► insurance coverage

TCIA Accreditation means Growing Earth Tree Care adheres to all the accreditation standards and has undergone a rigorous application process. TCIA verified this by conducting an on-site audit of Growing Earth Tree Care facilities and work sites.

TCIA Accreditation for Growing Earth Tree Care is in effect for a period of three years, with renewal check-ups required every year. The annual renewal ensures that the company continues to employ trained professionals, is still properly insured and has a good safety and consumer satisfaction rating. The company is re-accredited every three years.

According to TCIA president Cynthia Mills, “TCIA Accreditation provides consumers a way to find tree care companies that are trustworthy in their business and tree care practices. Our TCIA Accreditation program is the only one of its kind in America and will give consumers peace of mind.”

The process of becoming accredited is no easy task. According to Paul Martin, president of Growing Earth Tree Care, “The process is incredibly thorough. They left no stone unturned. We are pleased to be recognized as one of the best tree care companies around.” Mills echoes that sentiment. “Growing Earth Tree Care has made a commitment to excellence in all facets of its business. I applaud their efforts.”

For more information regarding the Tree Care Industry Association, visit www.tcia.org. For more information regarding the Accreditation program at TCIA or to obtain digital photos, contact Bob Rouse at (800) 733-2622 x117 or email rouse@tcia.org.

For more information regarding Growing Earth Tree Care, visit www.growingearth.com or call 703- 818-8228