Bartlett Tree Experts Director of Safety Receives Highest Recognition in Tree Care Industry

February 24, 2020 – Stamford, Conn. – Scott Prophett, Director of Safety at Bartlett Tree Experts, recently received the Award of Merit from the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA). This is the highest honor bestowed by the TCIA, given to an individual who has proven to be a leader in the industry and has positively impacted the practice of arboriculture.   

The TCIA presented the award at their Winter Management Conference this past February, where they recognized Mr. Prophett for his dedication to the continued evolvement of the tree care industry over his 40-year career.  

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TCIA Merit Award winner, Scott Prophett

Mr. Prophett has devoted much of that career to the creation and implementation of safety and training programs designed to improve work practices and support workers in the industry.  He has been an active volunteer with the TCIA, serving on a number of the organization’s boards and committees.    

“All these years, my passion has been helping tree workers realize their full potential and helping tree companies succeed,” commented Mr. Prophett.  “My real purpose is safety and training.  I can’t imagine doing anything else.”   

Over the course of his career, Scott has conducted more than 2000 days of development programs and workshops on practical arboriculture, tree felling, green industry safety and more. He currently serves as Director of Safety at Bartlett Tree Experts where he oversees the Company’s international safety and training programs.  This includes management of hands-on training as well as oversight of an extensive staff of regional and local employees focused on safe tree care operations. 

“Scott is a leader.  He’s innovative and has great ideas,” said Alan Jones, Vice President and Division Manager at Bartlett Tree Experts. “Seeing all the contributions he has made to the industry has been pretty amazing and I feel lucky to work with him.”

View TCIA's 2020 Award of Merit Video

The F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company was founded in 1907 by Francis A. Bartlett and is the world's leading scientific tree and shrub care company. The organization's current chairman, Robert A. Bartlett Jr., represents the third generation of Bartlett family management. Bartlett provides services in 32 U.S. states, Canada, Ireland and Great Britain. The Company offers species-specific tree care services including pruningpest and disease managementfertilization and soil carecabling and bracingtree lightning protection systems, and tree/stump removal as well as tree inventory and management plans. Its corporate offices are located in Stamford, Connecticut.

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