Annual Day of Service

The IAA Provides a Day of Service annually for charities, not-for-profit organizations, or green spaces in need of help in low-income areas that have a significant collection of trees, shrubs, and evergreens, that they would otherwise be unable to afford to maintain. Member companies typically donate one or two crews and their associated equipment for this service. The IAA Day of Service provides the opportunity for members companies to give back to in-need organizations while also gaining publicity. Below is a description of our next scheduled Day of Service.

Date: October 18, 2022
Time: 7:30 – 3:00
Location: Camp Mathieu, 25W501 Butterfield Rd, Wheaton, IL

Description of work: Removals and pruning (large deadwood 2” & greater, elevation, crown reduction and crown elevation)

PPE required: we will follow all ANSI Z133-3017 Standards, head protection meeting ANSI Z89 Standards, eye protection meeting ANSI Z87 Standards, work boots covering the ankle and providing ankle support, hearing protection, chainsaw leg protection while using a chainsaw on the ground.

Personnel required: Aerial lift operators, groundspersons, climbers.

Equipment needed: Tracked and wheeled lift units (high priority), aerial lift trucks, chippers and trucks, 4 X 4 pickups, 1 grapple truck.

Scope of work: A lot of removals, most need to be topped, some need to be rigged; clearing of lights on utility poles, vine removal off of structures, large deadwood pruning.

Most of the work is tree removal with topping. Very few ‘notch and drops’.

Chip and log disposal on site

All workers will receive a commemorative IAA Day of Service ball cap.

All owners will receive a Certificate identifying their company as donating work to the 2021 IAA Annual Day of Service

Thank you Rainbow Escoscience and Vermeer Midwest for your donations!

Illinois Arborist Association

This is an annual event. If you think you qualify or know of an organization that might qualify, please call the IAA office for further information or fill out the Day of Service Application.