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We just wanted to take a moment to share an update we recently received for the Tree/Landscaping businesses that we insure.  Stay Safe!

ISA Michigan Members and Industry Colleagues:

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a revised stay-at-home order Friday, reopening several businesses in the process. The updated Executive Order, includes landscaping/tree care as a low risk industry regarding Covid-19, per OSHA.

Please read the Executive Order (EO) carefully, line by line, and follow the recommended PPE and related Safe Work Guidelines to protect employees and the public.  If we don’t follow the proper safety procedures, we could go under another stay at home order. For reference, landscaping services is located in line 10c of the EO.


  • Limit contact with clients
  • Wear PPE
  • Provide extra sanitation efforts on any shared equipment
  • Be safe in the trees and on the ground

It is vital as leaders of your business operations that you please make sure that your employees are seen following social distancing rules, wearing masks and that you are screening your team as the CDC requires upon arriving for work each day. You should also review your county Department of Health’s recommendations for working safely. You must obey all parts of the Executive Order.

As we reintegrate into our world of production tree care that we do not lose sight of proper safety practices. Consider registering for our free Safety Awareness-Back to Workplace Mindset webinar on April 29, 2020. It’s a 1-hour presentation that will provide important reminders about work and personal controls in safety: engineering, administrative, and PPE. Join our Panelists for an in-depth discussion on how these controls work and how they affect everyone from owner to the crew.

Thank you and Stay Safe,

Brian Barnard
President, ISA Michigan

Annie Kruise
Executive Director, ISA Michigan

For additional resources to help your business and timely updates on what is happening with ISA Michigan during this pandemic, please visit the Covid-19 Update page on our website. Feel free to reach out to us at any time via the links above or at 517-337-4999.


Customize Your Insurance Coverage with These Policies for Tree Service Contractors

Customize Your Insurance Coverage with These Policies for Tree Service Contractors

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There are some businesses that are dangerous, including working with trees.  From removing overgrown branches to clearing a forest, it’s important to use caution and invest in the right insurance.

While there’s no specific policy for tree service contractors, there are several types of coverage that can help protect you and your business. Start by evaluating your business risks, and check out these policies so that you can build the right insurance package for your tree servicing business.

General Liability.

Working with trees is dangerous. If a tree should fall and cause either bodily injury or property damage, you could be liable. General liability coverage gives you the resources that you need to protect yourself from liability lawsuits.

Workers’ Compensation.

Due to the dangerous nature of tree service contracting, it’s important that you take the necessary measures to keep your employees as safe as possible. Implementing the right policy can help to minimize risk. However, workers’ compensation insurance is a must for an arborist company.

Commercial Property.

Working with trees, you need special equipment. If anything should happen to this equipment, it’s expensive to replace. Help keep your equipment as secure as possible with the right commercial proper insurance. That way you have the resources that you need to replace lost or damaged equipment.

Commercial Auto.

As an arborist, chances are you drive to various locations, and you require the right vehicle to remove and trees and their debris. When driving for work, you must invest in a commercial auto insurance policy. Unlike a personal auto insurance policy, this type of coverage gives you the liability protection necessary to protect a business.

When investing in the right insurance, consult with one of our dedicated agents. We can help you tailor your coverage to your specific tree service business needs. Contact us at Contractors Insurance Agency for the commercial insurance.

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