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ISAT Past Events 2007

Date Event Location
Dec 18, 2007

Green Pages Training Series: Looking at the landscape below ground
Emphasizing tree care and root zone protection practices that provide for healthier trees and wooded communities.
    Root Biology 101
Soil Compaction Issues
   Root Zone Disturbances

Mulching Demonstration

Tuesday, December 18, 2007, 9:30 a.m. until noon
McDade Park – City of Conroe (outside event)
3750 FM 2854 (just west of the San Jacinto River), Conroe
Limited openings:  RSVP by calling Robin Baxter 936/273-2261 by December 13
Sponsored by the Texas Forest Service and ISAT

McDade Park – City of Conroe
Dec. 6, 2007

2007 South Texas Tree Conference
 December 6, 2007, Harlingen, TX

Harlingen Proud, a KTB affiliate, is pleased to invite affiliates and other interested organizations to the 2007 South Texas Trees Conference in partnership with the Texas Forest Service.
The early registration fee is $25.00 ($30.00 postmarked after December 1) and includes a Bar-B-Que lunch. Topics covered will include trees and electricity, tree risk assessments, compost and mulch for trees, advanced tree care, proper tree selection, and more. For questions or a registration form, please contact:

Paul Johnson: (956) 969-5654, or Mandy Key: (956) 216-5302,

Dec. 12, 2007

The upcoming webcast- "Urban Forestry and Human Benefits", with Kathleen L.Wolf, Ph.D., Research Director, Human Dimensions of Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, University of Washington- will feature a presentation that examines a series of questions related to the urban forest landscape. How does place and physical environment influence human behavior? What attitudes and values do people have regarding open spaces in urban and urbanizing environments? How might the study of human ecology help us to improve environmental and ecological systems in cities?' Please plan to attend this thought provoking and informative webcast.

Please note that (1.0) ISA CEU Credit is available for participation in the informational webcast. The CEU is available in the following areas: Certified Arborist, Utility Specialist, Municipal Specialist and BCMA.

From the convenience of your own office or home computer, you can simply log in to the webcast Internet site to see the presentation, and dial-in via your telephone to hear the corresponding audio. Please plan to participate in this Informational Webcast, which will last approximately 60 minutes.

For more information and Log-In details, please visit <>

Nov. 14-15, 2007

The National Arbor Day Foundation/
Partners in Community Forestry National Conference
Through general and concurrent sessions, this conference will focus on a variety of issues related to community forestry including community tree management, trees and development, and the contribution the presence of trees makes to the social and physical health of the community.
Baltimore, MD
Nov. 14-15, 2007 The second statewide Invasive Plants Conference will be held in Austin on November 14 -16, 2007 at the LBJ Wildflower Center. The meeting will feature concurrent sessions addressing prevention, early detection, management, information sharing, and research on aquatic and terrestrial invasives.
ISA, TLP, and TDA CEUs will be available. More information and registration is available at
Wildflower Research Center, Austin
Nov. 3-4, 2007

Certified Tree Worker Workshop
November 3-4, 2007
University of Texas, Austin
Registration Deadline October 17th

The first ISA Tree Worker Specialist Certification workshop in Texas is going to be held on November 3rd & 4th in Austin on the UT campus. Only 30 seats are available. Contact Nevic Donnelly for further question at (512) 922-7058.



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UT Austin
Oct. 26, 2007
Texas Forest Institute
Professional development series
Oct. 26, 2007; 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Track 1 - Emerging issues in the urban-rural interface Registration
This professional development series is designed to give those living, working, building and moving to what wildfire experts call the urban-rural interface the best tools and information available so they can protect their homes and neighborhoods from wildfires. It also guides the community decision-makers, urban and rural planners, developers and emergency management and response personnel to understand the goals, motivations and concerns of the urban-rural interface landowners of today.
Track 2 - Tree care and grounds maintenance Registration
This professional development series is designed to train public works and parks departments, grounds and maintenance crews, arborists and general tree care specialists in planting and caring for trees, use of herbicides, chainsaws and other safety equipment, green space planning and wildfire mitigation, and common tree problems to help insure that trees stay healthy and add value to public and private property.
Click here for more informaion.
Lone Star Convention Center, Conroe, Texas
Oct 10-12, 2007

The 21st Texas Tree Conference
"The Roots of Arboriculture"

Waco Convention Center
October 10-12, 2007

Online Registration Closed
Please register at the Conference

Learn from national leaders in research, arboriculture and urban forestry. The theme is "Roots" and topics will include:

Tree preservation: how much space is enough?
Working with contractors to protect trees
Basic root structure and function
Pathogens on roots of Texas trees
Soil properties affecting root growth

People, the urban in urban forestry
Inventories and management plans
Legal roots of ordinances
Urban forestry and climate change
The bottom line: the business of arboriculture
Finding buried treasure: Roots on your bottom line
Roots of profit: business bottom line case studies
Best in Texas: inventories and plans, citizen foresters, ordinances and city tree care programs

Get your registration brochure here

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Waco Convention Center
October 10, 2007

Texas Tree Academy
Waco Convention Center
October 10, 2007
Online Registration Closed
Please register at the Conference

(The Tree Academy requires a separate registration from the Conference - includes lunch)

1. Municipal Specialist 101:
    A day with Nelda Matheny

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM  (5.5 ISA CEUs)
Spend a day with Nelda Matheny. A fascinating session that is a must attend for city tree managers who want to grow in their job. Nelda will review the ISA Certified Arborist Municipal Specialist Study Guide that she has just completed. Topics covered will include:

 Benefits of the urban forest
 Planning the urban forest
 Assessing and quantifying the urban forest
 Planting and maintaining the urban forest
 Managing risk in the urban forest
 Protecting the urban forest
 Administrative duties of the municipal arborist 

2. Tree Risk Assessment and Management:
    A day with Dr. Bruce Fraedrich
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM  (5.5 ISA CEUs)
Spend a day with a national leader in tree risk assessment and management. You WILL be a better arborist after this fast paced and informative workshop. Topics covered will include:

 Visual tree analysis and evaluation stem and branch defects
 Visual tree analysis and root and soil-related defects
 Documentation, risk tree rating systems and remedial treatment options for managing common defects
 Outdoor lab: this lab will feature visual tree analysis and site analysis for assessing branch, stem, root, and soil failures. Techniques and tools to evaluate wood and root decay will be presented including drilling, Resistograph and air tools. Attendees will be given opportunities to use the various tools that are demonstrated.

Get your registration brochure here

Register on-line here

Waco Convention Center
Oct 12, 2007


Online Registration Closed
Please register at the Conference

Texas Tree School

Tree Worker Safety Workshop

Friday, October 12, 2007
Waco Convention Center
10 AM to 3:00 PM  (4.0 ISA CEU’s)
Early Bird Registration by October 1
(The Tree School requires a separate registration from the Conference - includes lunch)

A great review or introduction to basic tree care for tree workers! A stand alone, one-day workshop that will be a combination of classroom and hands-on learning.
You will learn:
-what the different types of pruning and different types of pruning cuts are, how to make these cuts, and which types of pruning are best suited to what tree types and what situations,
-how to maintain chainsaws to maximize their efficiency and safe use, as well as national guidelines that have practical real world application,
-the basics of tree biology, and how this information can make you a better tree pruner.

Instructors: Guy LeBlanc, Owner, Arbor Vitae Tree Care and former Texas Tree Climbing Champion and Paul Johnson, Regional Urban Forester, Texas Forest Service.

Register Here
$75/$95 members/non-members

Waco Convention Center
Due Sept. 21st

2007 Texas Tree Awards

The Awards will be presented during the Awards Luncheon at the Texas Tree Conference in Waco on October 11, 2007
Nominations due by 5:00 PM, September 21, 2007

Arborist of the Year Award
Arboricultural Project of the Year
Gold Leaf Awards for Arbor Day Celebrations and tree projects.

Click here for nomination forms

Celebrate the accomplishments of those who have dedicated their talents to spreading a leafy green canopy over Texas by nominating them for the 2007 Texas Community Forestry Awards Program.

Waco Convention Center
July 28 to August 1, 2006

ISA's 83rd Annual Conference and Trade Show

2007 Conference & Trade Show

July 28 – August 1, 2007

Honolulu, HI USA

June 4-7, 2007

National Oak Wilt Symposium
The Texas Chapter ISA is sponsoring a second National Oak Wilt Symposium to be held at the Hilton Austin. The event will be held on June 5, 6, & 7, 2007. This event will have speakers from throughout the nation to discuss the latest knowledge on oak wilt.

Sponsored By:
International Society of Arboriculture, Texas Chapter


Texas Forest Service
Texas Cooperative Extension
The Nature Conservancy of Texas
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection

Click here for more information.
Click here to register

Free Study Materials!

Are you planning to take the arborist certification exam? Do you need study materials to prepare for the exam?

ISA is conducting a study to compare study materials. Participants who complete the study will receive one Arborists’ Certification Study Guide, plus seven Introduction to Arboriculture interactive CD-ROMs for FREE! (A retail value of USD $585.60) Check below for the eligibility requirements. Participants must:
-be eligible to take the ISA arborist certification exam;
-plan to take the ISA arborist certification exam for the first time;
-have access to a computer with Microsoft software;
-be fluent in the English language;

If you fulfill the requirements and want to participate in this research study, please click here for more details.
May 24, 2007
Storms and Trees Summit 2007
Thursday, May 24th. Learn to prepare and recover from major storm events. Registration is $65 and seating is limited. Click here for more information or here to send an email.
Harris County Flood Control District
May 10 and 11, 2007

Identification and Management of Oak Wilt Workshop
The Texas Forest Service and the Texas Chapter ISA are hosting a third workshop for ISA Certified Arborists on how to identify and manage oak wilt.

Each participant that successfully completes the training will be awarded a Certificate of Training Completion. This training will be noted on the website as well as on any handouts and other material referencing qualified individuals.

Registration will begin April 1, 2007 and is limited to the first 60 that register.

Click here for on-line registration
Click here for a registration brochure

Contact for more information.

Texas Extension Office, 17360 Coit Road, Dallas
Saturday, May 5
(8 am - 4:30 pm)

Tree Management Workshop
Oak Wilt: Identification & Management
Tree Selection (Tree & Site)
Pruning Young & Mature Trees

Click here for more information

Contact Mark Duff to register
Presented by the Texas Hill Country Chapter of the Society of American Foresters

Riverside Nature Center, 150 Francisco Lemos St, Kerrville
April 27, 2007
118th Official State of Texas Arbor Day
Join local and statewide friends of trees to celebrate trees in Texas. Co-sponsored by ISAT, TFS and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. The pre-ceremony reception is at 9:30 and the Arbor Day Ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. For information, contact or go here. Here is the press release.
Wildflower Center, Austin, Texas
April 19, 2007
Tree Worker Certification Workshop and Test
There will be a pre-Tree Climbing Championship competition workshop covering aerial rescue skills needed to pass the ISA Tree Worker Certification exam. Click here to register on-line.  Click here for for a mail-in registration brochure. Contact Keith Brown for more information.
Reverchon Park, Dallas
April 20-21, 2007
Texas Tree Climbing Championship
Come to Plano and compete with the best in Texas. Click here for registration information. For more information contact Keith Brown, TCC Chair at 512.996.9100.
 Bob Woodruff Park, Plano
April 18, 2007

Resources for a Green Community
Wednesday, April 18th at 10 AM. The April edition of the U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station's Urban Natural Resources Institute (UNRI) Informational Webcast, which aims to bring to you up to date on the work of Forest Service scientists, and our cooperators, who are working on urban natural resource research and development projects.
A huge volume of information, publications, tools, and technical services are available to communities, urban foresters, consultants, and arborists at little or no cost. This webcast will highlight those that may be considered to be of greatest value to you, the public and your partners, and guide you through the many avenues to receiving these resources in a timely manner.
For more information and Log-In details, please visit or contact
March 29, 2007

Basic Training for Ground Operations in Tree Care
A five part workshop designed to improve the safety, productivity and moral of field crew personnel responsible for ground operations. Topics include:
*An Orientation to the Arboriculture Profession
*Vehicle Safety
*Job Planning & Preparation
*Working Safely & Efficiently
*Brush Chipper Operation & Maintenance

Click Here To Register

Sponsored by ISAT, Texas Forest Service and Vermeer

El Paso Garden Center, Memorial Park

4.5 CEU's
February 27, 2007

Ecosystem Service Markets: Everyone’s Business - Conference
What are the benefits of trees and what are they really worth? Can society find practical ways through market incentives to protect functioning ecosystems? This conference will focus on the scientific, public policy, and economic foundations of emerging markets for “ecosystem services.” For more information go to

The Westin Galleria
February 28, 2007
Assessing Storm Damage in Municipal Settings
SMA Informational Webcast - February 28th

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2006
Time: 1:00 noon (Central) Duration: One hour
Presented by the Society of Municipal Arborists
Please plan to join us for the first in a series of SMA Informational Webcasts that will bring you up to date on the latest tools, technologies and best practices related to municipal arboriculture. The first webcast will introduce will introduce the Urban Forest Storm Preparation Worksheet and the Storm Damage Assessment Protocol. These tools are designed to prepare a community for upcoming severe emergency events and to accurately assess the cost of clean-up associated with trees and woody debris. The Preparedness Worksheet and Storm Damage Assessment tools provide a standard planning and reporting mechanism for municipal response to severe storm events.
From the convenience of your own office or home computer, you can simply log into the webcast site to participate in this Informational webcast.
For more information and login details, please visit
February 14, 2007
North Central Texas Urban Forestry Workshop Spend a day in Fair Park with Dr's Ed Gilman and Todd Watson. Click here for the registration brochure. For more information contact Matt Grubisich Discovery Gardens, Dallas Fair Park
January 12-13 and January 26-27, 2007

Arboriculture 101 Course
Get ready to take the Certified Arborist Exam or just brush up on your tree skills. Arboriculture 101 is a four-day short course designed to provide practitioners with an in-depth knowledge of how to care for urban trees. Dr. Todd Watson, an ISA Board-Certified Master Arborist integrates research and practical experience in his teaching style. The course is built around the 12 domains of the Certified Arborist Exam. Former students say the “quality of teaching was excellent” and the course was “very informative” and appreciated the “attention to real world issues”. Attendees routinely score significantly higher than the national average on the Certified Arborist Exam. Click here to see the brochure.  Click here to register.
Round Rock

January 27, 2007 Houston Arbor Day Celebration
Help plant 20,000 trees in one day! Click here for the flyer or contact Dallas Singleton at 936.546.1570
January 31, 2007 Coastal Bend Tree Health Workshop
The latest in tree care and safe tree work. Click here for the flyer. Contact Karen Woodard at 936.546.3129
Corpus Christi
October 26-27


Identification and Management of Oak Wilt Workshop

The Texas Forest Service and the Texas Chapter ISA are hosting a second workshop for ISA Certified Arborists on how to identify and manage oak wilt this October 26 & 27, 2006.

Each participant that successfully completes the training will be awarded a Certificate of Training Completion. This training will be noted on the website as well as on any handouts and other material referencing qualified individuals. Click here to download the registration brochure. Attendance is limited to the first 30 registrants.

A third Oak Wilt Identification and Management Workshop is being planned for the MetroPlex on May 10-11, 2007.  Registration will begin April 1,  2007, so all interested arborists are urged to become Certified Arborists before that date!! The location is TBA.

Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, Texas