Affiliations

Bozeman chamber of commerce

Committed to the growth and well-being of the city since 1910, the Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce has grown from a supportive organization into one of the largest and most aggressive business organizations in the state. The chamber works with other local organizations to help promote, attract, and develop new businesses to Bozeman and ensure the city remains “the most livable place” for generations of Montanans to come.

International society of Arboriculture (ISA)

The leading professional organization of arborist, the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) has promoted gains in research, technology, and education for over 80 years. Dedicated to ensuring best practices and skills are shared among all certified, professional arborists, the ISA has more than 22,000 members and 31,000 ISA-certified tree care professionals throughout the world. By joining the ISA, arborists must demonstrate they’ve achieved a level of knowledge and capability in the art of tree care by passing a comprehensive examination and agree to further continue their education to maintain their certification. ISA members must also adhere to a Code of Ethics and maintain their certification, therefore, these arborists are much more likely to be up to date on the latest techniques and technologies in modern arboriculture.

Montana Nursery and landscape Association (MNLA)

Formed in 1954 by a group of landscaping and nursery professionals, the Montana Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) represents a wide variety of members working in horticulture, including stock growers, retailers, landscape contractors, garden center owners, irrigation contractors, landscape architects, allied industries and other associated individuals throughout the state. The MNLA works to develop and improve standards so members may offer higher quality plant materials and services to their customers.

Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA)

Formed in 1938, the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) is a leading developer of safety and education programs for arborists around the world. In addition to serving the industry, the TCIA provides an accreditation program to help consumers find tree care companies who have been inspected and certified based on their adherence to industry standards. TCIA accreditation includes an analysis of a company or professionals adherence to quality and safety standards, maintenance and training of staff members, and a commitment to an ethical code and quality of care.

Better business bureau (BBB)

The leading nonprofit organization focused on marketplace trust, the Better Business Bureau is synonymous with customer experience. Founded in 1912, companies have sought to achieve top ratings from the bureau ever since. Accreditation with the BBB is a fundamental step for companies and steps for achieving accreditation include an agreement to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaint. Built on the BBB Standards for Trust, or eight principles that guide and shape trust in business, consumers should always investigate whether a business is accredited by the BBB.

Montana Urban Community Forestry Association

To promote and encourage public awareness, education, and volunteerism. To cultivate cooperation among agencies, groups, and individuals. To advise the people of Montana and local, state, and federal officials on urban forestry issues and concerns. Encourage and promote planting, maintenance, and management of trees in municipalities and counties within Montana according to industry standards. Solicit funds for, and promote, association projects and activities.