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Date Event Location
Nov. 15, 2010

Tree Worker Safety Workshop:
An Introduction to Arboriculture and Safety

Announcing a great opportunity for review of or introduction to basic tree care and safety for tree workers! This one-day workshop will be a combination of classroom and hands-on learning aimed at any municipal employee from any department charged with tree care.

Instructor: Guy LeBlanc, Certified Arborist #TX-0108, Owner and Operator of Arbor Vitae Tree Care, Austin, TX,  and 1999 International Society of Arboriculture Texas Tree Climbing Champion

When:    Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, 10:00 to 3:30

Where:  AgriLife Extension Center Pavilion

Cost:     $25 per student

For more info:


Wed., Nov. 10

Alamo Forest Partnership
Regional Conference Field Day

Wednesday November 10th, 2010

Lady Bird Johnson Park

10700 Nacogdoches


*Cost: $10.00 RSVP before Monday, November 8th 10:00 a.m. (Includes Lunch)

**Cost day of event: $15.00 (Includes Lunch)

Payment by Cash or Check only. Make checks payable to: AFP c/o KSAB)


Earn CEU’s for: City of San Antonio Tree Maintenance License, ISA Certified Arborist credits

Field Day Agenda:
8:00 – 9:00 Registration
Tailgate Safety Meeting
Aerial Rescue demonstration
Rigging & Removal
Arc N Spark electrical hazard demonstration


Equipment Showcase and demonstrations
Cable & Brace demonstration
Air Spade demonstration

 RSVP: 207-6310 or 207-0278 or via email:,

San Antonio
Fridays, October 1 - Nov. 5, 2010

Certified Arborist Test Preparation Course
Fridays, October 1 - Nov. 5, 2010

12:30 - 4:00PM

This 21 hour 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 here.

 For more information about registering click here.

San Antonio
Nov. 2-3, 2010

Intensive i-Tree Eco Training Workshop


Dates: November 2 and 3, 2010 (Two day workshop)


Location: Texas AgriLife Urban Solutions Center * Dallas, TX
17360 Coit Rd., Dallas, TX 75252


Registration: $40, but space is limited to the first 40 people (20 spots will be held for AgriLife Agents until September 15th then released to the general public).


As the tools for natural resource professionals become more technologically advanced, we we are working to provide you with a series of cutting edge trainings to prepare them to be at the forefront of those advancements.  These trainings will provide Natural Resource Professionals with the tools to be better equipped to assist their clients with the latest natural resource management information.


One effort to do this is the i-Tree Eco Training Workshop - to learn more about this training please see the flyer with registration and overview information.

Oct. 21-22, 2010wtufclogo Redefining Xeriscape:
Technology and Techniques

West Texas Urban Forestry Council
October 21-22, 2010
TecH20 Center, El Paso, Tx

Click here for more information
El Paso
Oct. 3-6, 2010

Society of Municipal Arborists Annual Meeting
October 3-6, 2010 in
Albuquerque, New Mexico!

View and Download Conference Agenda

Early Bird Delegate Registration Now Open!
Register Online as a Conference Delegate


Sept. 22-24, 2010

The 31st Texas Tree Conference
"Trees Mean Business"

Register Onsite!

College Station Hilton
September 22-24, 2010

Learn from national leaders in research, arboriculture, utilities and urban forestry. The theme is "Trees Mean Business" and topics will include information you need to be more successful in your profession. 

Click here for more information

College Station
Sept. 22, 2010

2010 Texas Tree Academy
College Station Hilton
September 22, 2010
(The Tree Academy requires a separate registration from the Conference - includes lunch)

Track A: Municipal Tree Academy

"Trees for Better Communities - Health, Economics, and Livability"
Dr. Kathleen Wolf
10:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Spend a day with Dr. Kathy Wolf as she shares research about how trees can improve the livability - and bottom line - of cities and towns. The workshop will include presentations and a streetscape tour.

Topics covered will include:
- Health and social benefits of urban greening
- Economic benefits of trees in business districts
- Parking lots and trees
- Community design for urban forest benefits
- Techniques for research outreach to community and government leaders

Track B: Arboriculture Tree Academy

"CSI for BUGS: Honing Your Diagnostic Skills"
Dr. Michael Raupp

10:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Insects and mites that damage plants are like perpetrators of a crime and many times when you arrive at the crime scene, you don’t see the perp standing over the victim. You must learn to use the clues, symptoms and signs to identify ‘who done it’.

In this workshop you will learn:

- The ways insects and mites damage plants
- Who are the chewers (beetles, caterpillars, sawflies, grasshoppers, etc.) and suckers (aphids, scales, hoppers, true bugs, mites), how they damage plants, and live their curious lives

- How to recognize five major categories of plant damage and associate this damage with the perpetrators that cause them
- Chemical and non-chemical approaches for mitigating damage caused by insects and mites

 Click here for more information

College Station
Sept. 24, 2010


Texas Tree School
Tree Worker Safety Workshop

Friday, September 24, 2010
College Station Hilton
10 AM to 3:30 PM  (4.0 ISA CEU’s)
Early Bird Registration by September 10
(The Tree School requires a separate registration from the Conference - includes lunch)

A great review or introduction to basic tree care for tree workers and other workers who prune trees or use chainsaws! 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,
-work site safety, emergency planning and ergonomics,
-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/$90 members/non-members

College Station
Due Sept. 3rd

2010 Texas Tree Awards

The Awards will be presented during the Awards Luncheon at the Texas Tree Conference in College Station on Sept. 23, 2010
Nominations due by 5:00 PM, September 3, 2010

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 2010 Texas Community Forestry Awards Program.

College Station
Friday, July 30, 2010-
Nominations for ISAT Elections

Nominations are being sought from the ISAT membership to fill six 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 September 23, 2010.

A form you can type into and printout or email is available at:

July 23-28, 2010

The arboriculture world is coming to Chicago in July, are you?


July 23-28, 2010, Chicago, IL


Did you know Chicago is one of the greenest cities in the United States?
Ranked #1 Green City based on the amount of LEED certified buildings in 2007
Ranked one of the 10 greenest cities in the United States in 2005
Has 552 parks with 7,300 acres of parkland
Has over 250 public and private green roofs and rooftop gardens

Start planning now to attend the ISA Annual Conference & Trade Show.

Friday, July 23 - Sunday, July 25 visit the world famous Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL in conjunction with these events:
Up by Roots Workshop with Jim Urban, Friday, July 23
ITCC and Tree Academy Sessions on Saturday, July 24 and Sunday, July 25

Sunday, July 25 through Wednesday, July 28, enjoy downtown Chicago:
· Trade Show and Educational Sessions at Navy Pier

See all Chicago has to offer.

Watch for conference updates.

STIHL Tour des Trees - to Benefit the TREE FundJuly 18-24, 2010
Tree Fund - Tree Research & Education Endowment Fund

500 Miles for Tree Research

You can support Salvador Alemany in his ride to raise funds in the Tour de Trees.

Click here to learn more.

June 4, 2010

Primeras Jornadas para Trabajadores de Árboles

A Spanish language workshop covering tree care with indoor class and outdoor demonstrations. Learn abut tree care, safety, chainsaws, climbing and pruning. Speakers include Eduardo Medina from Davey Tree, Mark Duff of the Texas Forest Service and Armando Cortez from the City of San Antonio.

Click here for more information in English
Click here for more information in Spanish

Online registration closed
Please register is at the door

VFW Post 9186, San Antonio
June 9 & 10, 2010


Identification and Management of Oak Wilt Workshop

The Texas Forest Service and the Texas Chapter ISA are hosting a sixth 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. Dr. David Appel and TFS Staff Foresters will be conducting the training. Registration is limited.

Register online here
Click here for the workshop agenda
Contact James Houser for more details.

LBJ Wildflower Center, Austin
May 20-22, 2010


Tree Climbing Competition 2010
Bob Woodruff Park, Plano, TX
Friday May 21st - Saturday 22nd

Winner of this year's competition will represent the Texas Chapter in the internationals in Lisle, IL on July 24th-25th.  This is the best event of the year for a working climber to attend if you want to improve your skills.

Tree Climbing Efficiency Workshop
Thursday May 20th
8:30am - 4:30pm

This workshop will focus on techniques that will make your climb easier while keeping you safe.  Topics will include ascent efficiency, electrical hazard safety, safe aerial chainsaw use, and proper pruning skills . There will be a classroom presentation in the morning and field demonstrations in the afternoon including advanced climbing techniques.

For information click here
Click here to register online

April 6 & 8, 2010

Up By Roots Workshop

Presented by the author of “Up By Roots”, James Urban

This hands-on workshop will highlight key soil and site assessment techniques. Skills that are critical for arborists, landscape architects, architects, planners, and urban foresters. Anyone who designs, specifies, installs, or manages trees in the built environment.

April 6, 2010 - Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

April 8, 2010 - Austin, TX

Sponsored by the ISAT and ISA

April 14 -15, 2010
Texas Utility Arborist Association Members

Join us for the next UAA Regional meeting to be held in Corinth, TX!  

The agenda and registration form is attached below and also available at the UAA website:

Registration is limited!

The planning team is working with the national UAA group and local utilities to make this a fantastic opportunity.

Registration brochure is here.

CoServe HQ
April 20, 2010

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 pruning, first aid, chainsaw maintenance and safety and more!  Registration includes meals and CEU's. 

Click here for more information

Amarillo College,
1314 South Polk St.

March 26, 2010

AgriLife Big Country Pecan Shortcourse
March 26, 2010 in Abilene

The Big Country Pecan Shortcourse will showcase the latest strategies in managing pecans in home landscapes and strategies to maximum production to include proper pruning practices, nutrient management, irrigation strategies and management of pecan pests. The fee for the shortcourse is $20 and provides course materials and lunch. Call 325-672-6048 for more information or download a registration form at

 Taylor County AgriLife Extension Office
Feb. 21-26, 2010

The Municipal Forestry Institute (MFI)
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

Lied Lodge, National Arbor Day Foundation, Nebraska City, Nebraska
Feb 19, 2009

North Central Texas Urban Forestry Workshop

Click here for the brochure

Spend a day with national, state and local experts. Learn about the latest technologies for diagnosing tree diseases, stinging and biting bugs, mistletoe and insect biology for pest control.

You may register by mail by printing, filling-out, and mailing in the registration brochure with your payment or register securely online using PayPal or your debit/credit card at

For more information contact Courtney Blevins

Ruthe Jackson Center
Grand Prairie

Feb. 8, 2010

West Central Texas Urban Tree Symposium
Feb. 9 in Abilene

The Texas AgriLife Extension Service office in Taylor County will conduct the West Central Texas Urban Tree Symposium from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in the AgriLife Extension offices located at 1982 Lytle Way in Abilene.

“We’ll present new techniques in diagnostic tree services, insect and disease control, and oak wilt management,” said Melissa Sturdivant, AgriLife Extension horticulturist in Taylor County. “We’ll also look at how landscape management practices can adversely affect the sustainability of trees, local and emerging issues affecting the health of trees, and the best in tree safety procedures and pruning techniques.

"Basically, if you are serious about tree care in our area, then this program is for you whether you are a professional arborist or a homeowner.”

Individual pre-registration by Feb. 5 is $25 and $35 thereafter. The fee covers lunch and educational materials. Sturdivant urged early registration as space is limited.

For more information or to pre-register call the AgriLife Extension office in Taylor County at 325-672-6048.

Feb. 4, 2010

Up By Roots Workshop

Presented by the author of “Up By Roots”, James Urban

This hands-on workshop will highlight key soil and site assessment techniques. Skills that are critical for arborists, landscape architects, architects, planners, and urban foresters. Anyone who designs, specifies, installs, or manages trees in the built environment.

February 4, 2010 - Houston, TX

This workshop will also be offered in Fort Worth on April 6th and in Austin on April 8th.

Feb. 4, 2010

Tree Ordinances & Design Standards
February 4, 2010
2:00 - 3:00pm CST

As urban areas expand, communities want to preserve open lands and environmentally sensitive areas and mitigate environmental problems related to development. Often a tree ordinance is a key aspect of the framework for managing community forest and, in general, public resources. It provides legal authority for defining municipal responsibility for public and private trees, conducting forestry programs, passing regulations, and setting minimum standards for management. The intersection of nonprofit community leaders, government agencies, and experienced land-use professionals is where effective tree ordinances, land preservation strategies, and environmental mitigation plans often begin to help ensure that their communities develop sustainably.

Register for Tree Ordinances & Design Standards.

National Webcast
January 21, 2010

4th Annual
Rio Grande Valley Urban Forestry Conference
January 21, 2010

Come and hear topics including:
Urban Forestry in the 21st Century
Tree Inventory- Why do it?
Palm Tree Pruning
Broadleaf Pruning
Tree Health Panel
Biodiversity in the Urban Forest
Bugs in the Urban Forest

Click here for more information

McAllen Convention Center
January 23, 2010

Tree Talk Winter Walk
Saturday, January 23

Winter is the perfect time to plant or prune trees and shrubs, and our annual Tree Talk Winter Walk helps you learn about these topics and more. Get tips on landscape design and tree maintenance and learn about native species with walks and talks led by local tree experts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shop for trees and shrubs at a small plant sale in our Courtyard during the event from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Read more about Tree Talk Winter Walk

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin