Monthly archives: April, 2019

SUFC Names New Co-chairs

Mark Garvin, formerly with the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), and consultant Jennifer Hinrichs have been selected to serve co-chairs of the Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition (SUFC). Both have long been involved with SUFC. 

Garvin recently retired from TCIA, where he worked for more than 22 years, including nine years as the association’s president and CEO.
TCIA’s membership includes more than 2,400 commercial tree care firms and affiliated companies.

For the past nine years, Garvin has represented TCIA in the SUFC, including participating on two committees and serving as a member of the Steering Committee.

Hinrichs has been involved with SUFC since the Coalition’s early days. She hired SUFC’s first convener over 13 years ago when it was affiliated with the National Tree Trust and later served as its convener and interim director for nine years, growing it from 20 to over 35 national members. For the last two years she has served in a voluntary capacity as an adviser to the Steering Committee.

Hinrichs has more than 25 years of non-profit management and consulting experience that includes NGO leadership, coalition capacity building, and communication expertise in both the private and public sectors.

The SUFC’s mission is to convene and mobilize a network of diverse national organizations to foster thriving communities through healthy urban and community forests.

Learn more at SUFC.org.



August Hoppe Joins TCIA Board

August Hoppe, owner of Hoppe Tree Service and the Urban Wood Lab in Milwaukee, WI, was elected to the Tree Care Industry Association Board of Directors.

Hoppe has a long history advancing the urban wood movement. He is a past president of the Wisconsin Arborist Association and is a member of Wisconsin Urban Wood.

In addition to Hoppe, Tad Jacobs, president of Treemasters of San Rafael, CA, was elected to the TCIA Board and current board member Noel Boyer, owner of All About Trees of Springfield, MO, was elected to a full three-year term.

The Tree Care Industry Association is a trade association of 2,300 tree care firms and affiliated companies and was established in 1938 as the National Arborist Association. TCIA develops safety and education programs, standards of tree care practice and management information for tree and landscape firms around the world. We provide continuing education, training, conferences and publications to promote the safe and appropriate practice of tree care.



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