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SCA 2022 Arborist of the Year


The SCA Arborist of the Year Award recognizes an individual who has, through their professional and volunteer work, shown outstanding dedication to the field of commercial arboriculture.  Nominees shall have demonstrated and advocated for high standards in the business of studying and managing trees.


The nominee:

  1. Is a member in good standing of the SCA

  2. Has worked to acquire exceptional knowledge and understanding of commercial arboriculture 

  3. Contributes time and energy to sharing knowledge and experience to the benefit of other commercial arborists, and the industry.

  4. Complies with the ISA Code of Ethics.

Despite the lack of an in-person event in 2022, the Society of Commercial Arboriculture Board is thrilled to recognize the 2022 recipient of the Arborist of the Year award, a person that has contributed much to the arboriculture industry over a long and storied career.


It is our honor to award the 2022 SCA Arborist of the Year award to Maria Tranguch. SCA Board Member Melissa LeVangie Ingersoll shared a few words on what sets Maria apart, and what she has contributed to the green industry. 

Maria has been working in the field of arboriculture for over 8 years.  In her career thus far, she has made an impact to the industry in a few ways.  First working for the commercial, private section she has worked in Pennsylvania for Bartlett Tree Experts and then continued her path with Legacy Consulting as an entrepreneur. Her company offers a range of serves such as ASCA arborist consulting, urban planning with GIS enhancements, tree risk assessments and more.  To date, Maria enhances the Davey Tree company by serving as a Safety Trainer in North Carolina.  She continues to share her skills, leadership, mentorship and wisdom with those around her. 

Maria also is an assistant instructor with the Women’s Tree Climbing Workshop.  Maria brings a quiet yet mighty presence for the participants and adds strength to the leadership team.  She is a team player and a pleasure to work with.

Maria continually makes a difference, wherever she is, with her work ethic and need to document process, not only for her, but to help others to develop and clarify expectations, duties, job descriptions and equal opportunities for all.

Congratulations, Maria!

Maria Tranguch.HEIC

Read more about Maria in this article from the Winter 2022 SCA Today!

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2022 Women's Tree Climbing Workshop in Lanesboro, MN.

Photo: Melissa LeVangie Ingersoll

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