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NOTICE!  ISA is seeking qualified nominees from the General Membership for positions on the ISA Board…Deadline to submit Nominations is December 14, 2009.

The ISA governance is restructuring into two distinct bodies beginning at the end of the March, 2010, ISA Board meeting.  One of these bodies will be the new ISA Board of Director’s composed of 15 members and the other will be the Council of Component Representatives (CCR) which will be made up of a representative of each of the ISA chapters and professional affiliations.

The structure of the future Board will be made up of the President, the President-elect, and 13 Directors.  Of these 13 people, 5 are to be nominated and voted upon by the CCR and 8 from the ISA membership-at-large.  The transition plan already installed the 5 current ISA Vice Presidents onto the new Board of Directors leaving 8 positions to fill through an election process.

The purpose of this notice is to solicit nominations from the ISA General Membership. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else as a candidate for the new ISA Board of Directors, please send the name to Jerri Moorman at ISA (jmoorman@isa-arbor.com).  The person you nominate must be a current member of ISA.

 The 5 current Vice President’s are NOT eligible for nomination since they automatically move to the new ISA Board.  These individuals are:

Bill Fountain

Frank Gifford

Steve Ketner

Mark Roberts

Dave Scharfenberger

Also, current Nominations and Elections Committee members are NOT eligible for nomination.  Those individuals are:

Chip Brown

Kim Coder

Mark Hartley

Mark Hoenigman

Lauren Lanphear

Ron Laurin

Nolan Rundquist

D’Arcy Schenk

 The closing date for Jerri to receive these nominations is 4:30 PM (Central – Chicago Time) on December 14, 2009.

 As a reminder, the criteria by which nominees will be considered are: 

  • Demonstrated positive leadership skills – professionally or as a volunteer
  • Professional objectivity and the ability to think strategically
  • Demonstrated interest in a broad range of arboricultural issues
  • ISA Board or equivalent experience and contribution
  • Demonstrated organizational support (can commit to doing the job given the time and travel commitments)
  • Demonstrated management skills

 Thanks very much.  Chip Brown, Chair, ISA Nominating and Elections Committee

November 13 & 14, 2009 2009 Texas Invasive Plant & Pest Conference
http://www.texasinvasives.org/conference/conference09.php

On November 13 & 14, 2009, the Texas Invasive Plant & Pest Council will host the third statewide invasive species conference at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.  Building off the 2005 and 2007 conferences, the 2009 conference will be a professional level meeting including keynotes, concurrent sessions, posters, field trips and symposia. This conference is designed to serve scientists, land managers, state and federal agencies, local governments, the green industry and other professionals interested in invasive species issues in the state of Texas.
Trinity University, San Antonio
Nov. 15-16, 2009
 


ISA Certified Tree Worker Program
en Espanol and English

Get an ISA Certification and boost your career.  Join us November 14th and 15th in Austin on UT campus.  Our program is designed to provide all the requirements you need to qualify for ISA Certified Tree Worker.  You'll need 1 1/2 years climbing experience and this workshop.  If you pass the exams you'll walk away with an ISA Certification. 

Activities include aerial rescue training and demonstration, knot tying demonstration, skills exam, CPR/First Aid certification and written exam.  Class will be 8am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday, lunch is provided.

8 pre-qualified CEU's are available for certified arborists, certified tree workers and TCIA certified tree care safety professionals.

The training and demonstrations will be conducted by Guy Leblanc and Jose Mercado.  Mr. Leblanc is a leader in the arboriculture industry for tree worker safety in Texas.  Guy's endorsements include: ISA Certified Arborist, TCIA Certified Tree Care Safety Professional, Former Texas Tree Climbing Champion, former head judge for aerial rescue event at international tree climbing competition.  This will be Jose Mercado's first trip to Texas as an instructor.  Jose has a long background with the Western Chapter of ISA.  Mr. Mercado is a former chair for the Western Tree Climbing Championships, certified arborist, certified tree worker and certified CPR/first aid instructor.  Jose will be presenting the workshop in Español for Spanish speaking attendees.

Click here for a registration brochure


Thompson Conference Center,
UT Austin
November 6, 2009

Sun Country Tree Conference

It’s that time again.  Los Tree Amigos are bringing you some of the latest and greatest in Tree, shrub, and plant care for El Paso and SW region.  Learn about new and old pests, tree care, irrigation, rainwater harvesting, new tools and technology and much much more.   One low price of $35.00 and that includes lunch.  Chances to win door prizes.  Tell and invite all your friends, but you better hurry…..space is limited. 

Click here for the registration form and mail it SOON!  Deadline is October 23rd.

El Paso
Webcast

October 15th at 12:00 PM (Central),

 

The Value of Shade: Energy and Climate Impacts

October 15, 2009
12:00-1:00pm CST
Alliance for Community Trees (ACT)
National Webcast

Concern about carbon emissions and associated climate change, along with rising fuel costs, have made energy conservation a pressing public policy issue. Increased planting of urban shade trees has been suggested as one way of conserving energy by reducing the demand for heating and cooling. Indeed, some utility companies offer customers free or reduced-cost trees. However, no studies of utility billing data had shown that trees reduce energy consumption.

Register for The Value of Shade: Energy and Climate Impacts.

Oct. 28, 2009  “A Model Assessment: The First Annual Tree Report Card for Washington, DC”.   The session is scheduled for Wednesday, October 28th, Noon will feature Mike Galvin, Deputy Director, Casey Trees, Washington, DC.

The Tree Report Card is the only independent evaluation of the District’s tree canopy and the first such assessment in the Nation, was developed by Casey Trees, and it grades DC’s trees and tree canopy on five metrics:

  • Tree Coverage – how much tree cover is there?
  • Tree Health – what condition are the trees in?
  • Tree Planting – how many trees are planted each year?
  • Tree Protection – what regulatory and voluntary measures are taken to protect trees?
  • Tree Awareness – what is the general level of awareness of tree-related issues in DC?

Please visit http://www.unri.org/webcasts for more information.  For more information on the Tree Report Card, please visit www.caseytrees.org.  Click Here to download an e-card webcast reminder notice.

Urban Natural Resources Institute (UNRI) Informational Webcast,
October 1-2, 2009

The 30th Texas Tree Conference
"Trees & Risk"

Austin Marriott North, Round Rock
October 1-2, 2009

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

How can I be a better communicator?
Bare Root Planting
Trees and Storms
Ergonomics for tree care
Old and new threats to Texas trees

City tree risk management
What's up in the UVM industry today?
Managing your business culture
Storm-related damage and your business
Hurricane Ike recovery on Galveston Island
Social marketing on-line
Vested rights and trees
Best in Texas: inventories and plans, regional tree planting, ordinances and heritage trees

Register Here

 Click here for exhibitor information

Round Rock
 
Sept 30, 2009

2009 Texas Tree Academy
Austin Marriott North, Round Rock
September 30, 2009
(The Tree Academy requires a separate registration from the Conference - includes lunch)

1. Municipal Tree Academy

Roots Workshop with Dr. Bonnie Appleton
“Bare Root to Bare Root - Coming Full Circle”

(Limited to only 25 participants)
10:00 AM—5:00 PM

Spend a day with Dr. Appleton as she discusses and demonstrates how bare root planting can help solve many of today’s urban tree problems. Topics covered will include:
• Correct rooting depth
• Soil issues & characteristics
• Damaged & defective roots
• Buried graft unions
• Pros/cons of container, B & B, and bare root stock
• Root washing methods

2. Arboriculture Tree Academy

Tree Workshop with Dr. Ed Gilman
“Producing, Designing, Planting, Pruning, & Restoring Trees in Storm-prone Landscapes”

10:00 AM—5:00 PM

Join Dr. Gilman as he gives first hand accounts on how to properly manage trees to survive the stormy South. You will learn:
• How to correctly manage for trees in the urban landscape
• Time-tested methods of proper pruning techniques
• Post-storm restoration techniques
• Numerous other tips & techniques based on years of successful and realistic field research

 Get your registration brochure here

Round Rock
October 2, 2009

 

Texas Tree School
Tree Worker Safety Workshop

 
Friday, October 2, 2009
Austin Marriott North, Round Rock
10 AM to 3:30 PM  (4.0 ISA CEU’s)
Early Bird Registration by September 12
(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

Round Rock
Due Sept. 14th

2009 Texas Tree Awards

The Awards will be presented during the Awards Luncheon at the Texas Tree Conference in Round Rock on Oct. 1, 2009
Nominations due by 5:00 PM, September 14, 2009

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 2009 Texas Community Forestry Awards Program.

Round Rock
Silent Auction 2009 ISAT Silent Auction

Do you have something that needs re-gifting? Or maybe a cool tool that others are jealous of? Well, bring it or buy it and donate it to the silent auction at the Texas Tree Conference!
Help support your profession & promote research in arboriculture and urban forestry.

For more info Contact:
David Williams, 214-542-2290 or
wyldenrowdy@yahoo.com

Round Rock
Webcast

September 16th at 1:00 PM (Eastern),

Please plan to join us, on September 16th at 1:00 PM (Eastern), for the September UNRI Informational Webcast, which will feature “Understanding Urban Natural Resources: A Closer Look at Geospatial Data”, with Dr. David Nowak nd Phillip Rodbell, of the USDA Forest Service.

One of the most useful tools that is available to urban natural resource managers, policy makers, researchers and planners is geospatial information, which can be used to examine the structure, function and value of the resources found in a city or town, county, state or region. Today, the availability of information and data is unprecedented and the tools that can be used to assess, analyze, and present this information are becoming simpler to use, affordable and can tell a story in a images, graphics and maps.

This informational webcast is designed to present a dynamic, interactive overview of the latest tools that are being used to prepare timely, accurate and easy to understand reports on the natural resources found in a community or region. Also, sources of information and datasets will be outlined, as well as how this information can be used to address your assessment, analysis or management needs. Also, i-Tree Vue, a new, interactive tool for data analysis and reporting will be introduced.

Please visit http://www.unri.org/webcasts for more information.

Webcast
August 29, 2009

'Planning' Your Way to the Best Urban Forest

The Alliance for Community Trees will be hosting the webcast, 'Planning' Your Way to the Best Urban Forest, August 20 from 12 noon to 1:00 PM CST. The informal training provides an opportunity for community forestry practitioners to learn about successful programs and how they can be adapted to their communities. The August webcast features planners Jim Schwab, American Planning Association (Chicago, IL) and Cheryl Kollin, VP for Urban Ecosystems, American Forests (Washington, DC).

The physical framework of a community is called its infrastructure, and can be divided into two types: green and gray. Gray infrastructure refers to areas of buildings, roads, utilities, and parking lots; green infrastructure includes areas covered with trees, shrubs, and grass. A community can accurately measure its green infrastructure and calculate the public utility functions these areas perform. For local public policymakers making decisions affecting urbanization, the problem is not solely about planting more trees, but rather about balancing gray and green infrastructure.

Click here for more information
 

Webcast August 19, 2009

Street Tree Master Planning - Webcast

Join the Urban Natural Resources Institute on Wednesday, August 19th at 12 noon (Central) for a webcast introducing a new tool for urban forestry. Perhaps now more than ever for many communities, there’s a great opportunity to reevaluate and redesign streetscapes. Invasive pests and slim budgets are taking a toll on existing street trees and re-teaching us lessons about the dangers of dependency on a few species and not specifying the right plants for various sites.

An exciting, new publication, “The Road to a Thoughtful Street Tree Master Plan” was co-authored by Ken Simons, a landscape architect, and Gary Johnson, a professor of urban forestry, as a primer and guide of sorts for communities that have the opportunity to develop or change, yet may not have the expertise or background to do it effectively.

This webcast will serve as an introduction to the primer and its potential as a resource for communities that are striving to create more resilient street tree designs and programs

http://www.unri.org/webcasts
 

Municipal Specialist Scholarships AVAILABLE!

ISA, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service Urban and Community Program and Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA), has made Municipal Specialist scholarships available to eligible candidates. This scholarship is available to all Certified Arborists that meet the Municipal Specialist requirements. The eligible candidates will receive the first exam fee paid, an ISA Municipal Study Guide, and a one year membership to ISA and ISA chapter/ or SMA membership if they do not already have one. Please visit the Certification Homepage and review the ISA Municipal Specialist application to assure the requirements are met before you complete the Municipal Scholarship Application. The scholarship instructions are outlined in the application but should you have further questions in regards to eligibility or the application process please email cert@isa-arbor.com or call (217) 355-9455. Please note that scholarships are on a first-come basis and your submission should be done as soon as possible.

Take advantage TODAY and benefit TOMORROW!

Fridays, June 26 - August 7, 2009
8 am - 11 am

Certified Arborist Test Preparation Course

Fridays, June 26 - August 7 (no class July 3)
8 am - 11 am
This San Antonio College course combines classroom instruction and hands-on activities in preparation for taking the ISA Certified Arborist examination. Fee: $96, not including books. To register, go to
www.accd.edu/sac/ce. For more information about registering, call Steven Lewis at 210.486.0417. For questions about the course, or for information about purchasing an ISA Study Guide, please contact Sasha Kodet at 210.207.3270. 

Click here for the brochure.

San Antonio

Due July 31
Help Your Campus Become Part of the Tree Campus USA Program! 
The Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota want to add trees to college and university campus communities across the country!  You are invited to apply for a large, student-led tree planting event for your campus.   Visit: http://www.arborday.org/programs/treeCampusUSA/campusTreeTour/. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain national recognition while adding trees to your campus.  Completed applications are due by July 31, 2009 at 5 p.m. CDT.  Tree planting events will be held in the fall of 2009.  Questions – contact Jennifer Boettcher at jboettcher@arborday.org or 888-448-7337, ext. 297
July 15, 2009
12pm CST
Webinar
Please join us on Wednesday, July 15th at 11:00 AM (Eastern) for an on-line webcast, featuring the Maryland Tree Registry and Aggregating Tree Benefits Calculator, developed by the MD-DNR and its partners. The tree registry enables Maryland residents to register multiple trees and aggregate their collective benefits using real time, locally generated costs. Data related to registered trees will be used to help Maryland track tree planting efforts as citizens and communities work to meet the tree planting goal of 50,000 trees in 2011, and the tree planting goal of one million trees in 2050.

For Connection and Log-in Information, please visit http://www.unri.org/news
Deadline
Friday, July 31, 2009
ISAT Elections

Nominations are being sought from the ISAT membership to fill 11 positions on the ISAT Board of Directors. The Election Committee will fill the slate from the nominations. Elections will be held in August and the Board members will be installed at the annual membership meeting held at the Texas Tree Conference on October 2, 2009. A form you can type into and printout or email is available at: http://www.isatexas.com/Members/ISA_Directors.htm

July 24-29, 2009
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SAVE THE DATE
July 24-29, 2009
ISA 85th Annual Conference and Trade Show
6 Reasons Why You Don't Want to Miss This Exclusive Educational Experience:

1. Hear more than 50 different speakers from around the globe

2. Earn CEU's - 60+ opportunities

3. Network with arborists and top industry professionals worldwide

4. Experience the International Tree Climbing Championship and ISA Arbor Fair for FREE

5. See cutting-edge industry products and techniques and check out ISA's "Sneak Preview Sunday" at the Trade Show

6. Participate in a variety of hands-on workshops providing 8 hours of valuable education and training

Interested?

Mark July 24 – 29, 2009 on your calendar.

Stay tuned for ways to SAVE and take advantage of this amazing opportunity awaiting you in Providence!

Be sure to visit http://www.isa-arbor.com/conference/default.aspx to get the latest information and special announcements.

Providence, Rhode Island

Friday, July 10, 2009
Alamo Region Urban Forest Conference
8 am - 12:30 pm
The Alamo Forest Partnership is reaching out to the City of San Antonio and surrounding communities and asking you to join us for the 1st annual regional urban forest conference.
Topics include:
-Tree Inventories
-Working with Growers to Increase Tree Species’ Diversity
-Trees and the San Antonio River Improvement Project
-Trees and Energy

-Round Table Discussion on Tree Issues Important to Your Community, Business and or Organization

Click here for the brochure.

San Antonio
June 10 & 11, 2009

for

Identification and Management of Oak Wilt Workshop
June 10 &11, 2009

Sorry, registration is closed, the workshop is full for this session.

The Texas Forest Service and the Texas Chapter ISA are hosting a fifth 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 www.texasoakwilt.org website as well as on any handouts and other material referencing qualified individuals.
Registration is limited.
Contact James Houser for more details.

LBJ Wildflower Center, Austin
May 28, 2009

  Pre-Competition AERIAL RESCUE Workshop Participation will qualify attendees for the aerial rescue test portion of the Certified Tree Worker exam, and also offer competition contestants an opportunity to hone their rescue skills with hands-on sessions following classroom presentations.  Instructor:  Guy LeBlanc, Certified Arborist and Certified Tree care Safety Professional; former International Tree Climbing Championship contestant and head judge. Click here for the workshop registration form.

Thompson Conference Center
University of Texas at Austin

May 30, 2009
Texas Tree Climbing Championship
Come to Austin and compete with the best in Texas. Click here for registration information. For more information contact James Tuttle, TCC Chair at 806.785.8733.

Govalle Park, Austin, Texas

May 13 & 14, 2009
The ISAT Master Series
Tree Appraisal Theory and Practice

This is the first of a series of advanced arborist workshops, The Master Series, designed to help prepare Certified Arborists to become Board Certified Master Arborists.
Our instructor is Scott Cullen who helped write and edit the 9th Edition of the Guide for Plant Appraisal.  Scott has been involved in the tree care industry since 1971 and is currently a registered consulting arborist based in the metropolitan New York area.  He is a licensed real estate appraiser and the leading lecturer worldwide on tree appraisal theory.  Scott has prepared a two-day seminar that moves from theory and foundation to practical exercises, intended for an advanced or experienced audience.
Apply Online Here.
 Click here for the brochure.
Get your Guide for Plant Appraisal, 9th edition here.
Georgetown Community Center
Fridays, March 20 - April 17, Wednesday, April 22
8 am - 11 am
Certified Arborist Test Preparation Course

This San Antonio College course combines classroom instruction and hands-on activities in preparation for taking the ISA Certified Arborist examination. Fee: $96, not including books. To register, go to www.accd.edu/sac/ce. For more information about registering, call Steven Lewis at 210.486.0417. For questions about the course, or for information about purchasing an ISA Study Guide, please contact Armando Cortez at 210.685.1811. Co-sponsored by the San Antonio Botanical Garden and the San Antonio Arborist Association. Click here for the brochure.

San Antonio
April 22, 2009
 

High Plains Tree Care and Safety Workshop
This day-long workshop is a great opportunity for arborist and applicators to learn about current tree care and safety practices in West Texas.  CEU's will be available from the ISA, TDA, and Amarillo College.  Topics to be covered include tree growth regulators, invasive insects, tree identification, chainsaw safety, chipper safety, climbing safety, and bucket truck rescue.  Registration includes meals and CEU's, and vendors from Stihl and Echo will also be available. 

Click here for more information

Amarillo College,
1314 South Polk St.

April 24, 2009
120th 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 City of Grand Prairie. The Arbor Day Ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. For information, contact jpg@tfs.tamu.edu.
April 23, 2009
2009 Building With Trees Seminar

Saving trees during construction requires more than the right attitude – it requires the right action.

Lone Star Convention Center, San Jacinto Room, 9055 Airport Road, Conroe, TX, 77303
Register Online NOW!
April 24-26, 2009
Texas Forest Expo
If you're a home, landowner or professional and you've had questions about the health and management of your property and its resources, we invite you to join us for the Texas Forest Expo. Exhibitors and professionals representing outdoor companies and non-profit organizations will be on-hand to answer your questions, share information, and demonstrate new technologies. In addition, classes on topics such as pond management, vegetation, species, chainsaw safety, and estate/tax planning for forest landowners will be offered at various times. There will also be many fun, interactive learning activities for children. Click here to register.  Click here for more information.
Conroe
April 6-9, 2009
Tree Line USA
Utilities and Trees Conference
Hosted by the National Arbor Day Foundation
Join utility professionals, community foresters, and concerned citizen groups in Dallas, Texas for the Trees & Utilities National Conference, April 6-8, 2009. This growing conference offers a unique opportunity to exchange ideas, explore ways to work together, and learn more about growing healthy urban forests and providing safe, reliable utility service. Learn more about the conference and register online at www.arborday.org/tu.  Early registration ends March 6, 2009.
Dallas
March 27, 2009

Ground Operations Safety Training & Tree Planting Workshop

Friday, March 27, 2009
Thompson Conference Center
A one-day workshop for Grounds Keepers, Park and Public Works Personnel, Tree Care Personnel, Landscapers, Nurserymen, and others who maintain grounds with trees.
Vehicle Safety • Job Planning • Work Site Assessment & Safety • Brush Chipper Operation & Maintenance • Chainsaw Safety & Field Maintenance • Proper Tree Planting • Small Tree Pruning • Orientation to Arboriculture
.

Register Online Here

Click here for the registration brochure. For more information on the Grounds Maintenance and Safety Workshop, call Eric Copeland at (512) 339-4618 or ecopeland@tfs.tamu.edu 

Thompson Conference Center, UT Austin
Feb. 22-27, 2009

The Municipal Forestry Institute (MFI)
T
he Municipal Forestry Institute (or MFI) is an exciting new, high-level training opportunity educating professionals in the leadership and managerial aspects of urban forestry programs. This week-long intensive educational program delivers a challenging professional growth opportunity to shape a successful community tree care program. Come learn and master leadership and management tools of program administration, coalition building, strategic thinking, program planning, and public relations by investing a week in your personal growth and development.

Click here for more information

Palm Key Center, Ridgeland, SC
February 13, 2009
North Central Texas Urban Forestry Workshop

Click here for the brochure

Spend a day with national, state and local experts. Learn about vegetation management, tree risk assessment, diagnostic lab procedures, and the Roadmap to Tree Planting in Dallas. For more information contact Courtney Blevins

Ruthe Jackson Center
Grand Prairie

Webcast

February 18, 2009 - 12:00 PM (Central)

 

Upcoming Webcast Features “Trees and Ice Storms”,

“Trees and Ice Storms: Developing Ice Storm Resistant Urban Tree Populations“ will feature Richard Hauer, Ph.D., from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, who will introduce the issue of  making urban forests less susceptible to the damage from ice storms and winter weather events.  Along with fires and wind, ice storms are a frequent and major natural disturbance factor in many areas of the country. Likewise ice storms are responsible for deaths and injuries of people and cause dramatic damage and tree loss to urban forests. Ice storms   annually result in millions of dollars in   loss, and potentially billions of dollars in   losses for extreme and widespread ice storms. Damage to electric distribution   systems, blocked roadways, and property   damage from fallen trees and limbs pose safety concerns and disrupt normal community functions.   This timely topic will be discussed by one of the foremost experts in this area, and this webcast will help to bring you up to date on the latest research findings and outline resource materials that will help you prepare for the next catastrophic event. Click here for more info.

January 9, 10, 23, & 24, 2009

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 for more information and online registration. Contact Dr. Watson at 979.218.0783. Sponsored by ISAT.
College Station Conference Center

January 30, 2009

Healthy Trees: Invasive Pests and Disease Workshop
A one-day workshop for park and public works personnel, tree care professionals, landscapers, nurserymen, and others who manage or maintain trees. Learn to recognize not only symptoms of  Formosan termites, oak wilt and control methods but also how to uncover and treat hidden root problems. Thoughtful planning, the right tools, strategies, and information can help protect community trees from invasive insects, disease, or severe weather.

Click here for the registration brochure.
Presented by the Houston Area Urban Forestry Council

Houston, AgriLife Extension Office
January 2009


Certified Tree Worker Workshop
Jan 10-11, 2009
DEADLINE Dec 23rd

Fort Worth

The 3rd ISA Tree Worker Specialist Certification workshop in Texas is going to be held this January in Fort Worth.

Click here to register

Only 25 seats are available.

Contact Nevic Donnelly for more info at (512) 922-7058.

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