Thank you MCA Committee
Rachel Brinkman , MCA , Chair Keith Bernard , MCA Bruce Duffy , MCA Steve Vernon , MCA Brandon Maltby , MCA , Past Chair
Thank you to the 2021 MCA Committee for your service ! Special thanks to Brandon Maltby , who completes his committee service this year . Welcome to Matt Fisk , MCA , who joins the MCA Committee in 2022 .
Interested in taking the MCA Exam ? Order your study guide and related manuals now and get a jumpstart on preparation . The next exam will be held in April 2022 .
MCA Study Guide 3.0 required purchase , available at MassArbor . org
And don ’ t forget to study these manuals :*
◆ Best Management Practices : Pruning Manual ( 3rd Ed ., © 2019 )
◆ Best Management Practices : Tree Support Systems ( 3rd Ed ., © 2014 )
◆ Best Management Practices : Tree Planting ( 2nd Ed ., © 2014 )
◆ Tree Risk Assessment ( 2nd Ed ., © 2017 )
◆ Integrated Pest Management ( 2nd Ed ., © 2016 )
* Available from TCIA or ISA . ( Call TCIA for a 10 % discount & tell them you ’ re studying for the MCA exam !)
MCA Overview Available On-Demand
If you ’ re preparing for the MCA exam and you ’ d like a little extra support identifying key points from the Study Guide and related Best Management Practice manuals , the MCA Overview may be a useful tool for you . Register at MassArbor . org for this on-demand webinar .
The MCA Committee oversaw a successful exam on October 7 & 8 at the MAA office in Medfield MA . Congratulations to the newest MCAs :
Nathan Andac , MCA Barrett Tree Service East , Inc .
Ian Briggs , MCA Cambridge , MA
Aaron Caswell , MCA Natural Tree & Lawn Care
Josh Ellis , MCA Francisco Tavares , Inc .
Nicholas Falcione , MCA Barrett Tree Service East , Inc .
Lucas Foppema , MCA Foppema Tree
Tonay Gooday-Ervin , MCA Davey Resource Group
Susan Hamilton , MCA SavATree
Michael Hickman , MCA Harrison McPhee , Inc .
Craig Marcotte , MCA R . P . Marzilli and Company , Inc .
Caitlyn Rodriguez , MCA Essex Horticulture , LLC
Mattie VandenBoom , MCA Davey Resource Group
Leland Wheeler , MCA Barrett Tree Service East , Inc .
MCA Recertification – 2021 Credits NOW DUE
These days there are many ways for MCAs to earn credits annually , whether online or in person . And it is easier than ever for MCAs to recertify using the redesigned MCA Recertification Form .
● Visit MassArbor . org
● Follow link to MCA 2021 RECERTIFICATION FORM
● Follow the instructions for each section , check off ( or describe ) the credits you are reporting
● Add up your credits and hit SUBMIT
Recertification will be considered complete when your payment is received – either in the form of member dues or , for non-MAA-members , a $ 75 administrative fee .
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