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ISAT Past Events 2012
|Jan. 7, 2012
|March 30, 2012
|April 11, 2012
|May 14, 2012
|July 27, 2012
|August 10, 2012
|August 15, 2012
|Sept. 28, 2012
|November 12, 2011
|San Antonio, Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist and Aerial Lift Specialist Exam
|February 12, 2011
|March 10, 2011
|April 21, 2011
|July 21, 2011
|August 19, 2011
||Amarillo Business College
|October 7, 2011
|August 25, 2011
Tree Worker Safety and Proper Pruning Techniques Workshop
Registration is closed
In English and Spanish
Friday, November 16th, 9am to 3pm
TFS Jones State Forest
1328 FM 1488, Conroe
$75 - class size limited to 50
Guy Leblanc, this year's Texas Arborist of the Year, will be leading his Tree School for Tree Workers.
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. Topics covered will include basic job site safety, climbing and proper pruning, aerial and ground chainsaw safety, and chainsaw maintenance. In English and Spanish.
The 33rd Annual Texas Tree Conference
We need your feedback!
This years Texas Tree Conference, Academy, Tree School and Trade Show was a record setter with almost 500 attendees.
See you next year in Waco!
Oct. 10, 2012
Those Incredible Japanese Maples
Don't miss your chance to learn about these amazing trees from experts that have been growing and introducing them for decades. Join Talon Buchholz, Owner & President ofBuchholz & Buchholz Nursery, Dr. David Creech, Director of Mast Arboretum at Stephen F. Austin State University, and Harold Spiegel, President of Preservation Tree Service, Inc. Wrap up the day with a tour of Red Maple Rill and a demonstration of tree pruning and maintenance by Preservation Tree Service.
TNLA and ISA credit available.
10/10, 9am - 2pm; $40 or $36 for Arboretum Members
Click here for registration information
|Sept. 26-28, 2012
Mark Your Calendars
The 33rd annual Texas
Tree Conference, Academy, Awards, Tree School and
Waco Convention Center
September 26-28, 2012
Click here for more
2012 Texas Tree
The Awards will
at the Texas
in Waco on
by 5:00 PM, September 7, 2012
Arborist of the Year
Arboricultural Project of the Year
Gold Leaf Awards for Arbor Day Celebrations and tree projects.
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
2012 Texas Community Forestry Awards Program.
|August 5-11, 2012
500 Miles for
2012 Tour des Trees
Benefits the Tree Fund
You can support Salvador
Alemany, Pete Smith and all the Texans in their ride to raise funds in the Tour de Trees.
The STIHL Tour
des Trees is a weeklong, 500-mile
cycling event held each year to
benefit the Tree Research and
Education Endowment Fund (TREE
Fund). Since its inception in 1992
the Tour des Trees has raised more
than $5 million for scientific
research and education programs
related to arboriculture (the
science of caring for trees in a
landscape) and urban forestry.
cyclist commits to raising $3500,
and the proceeds of the event
support the discovery of better
methods for propagation, planting
and care of urban trees. The Tour
also funds education programs aimed
at connecting young people with the
environment and with career
opportunities in the green industry.
With itineraries in the U.S., Canada
and abroad, the legacy of the Tour
des Trees includes a growing urban
forest planted by its cyclists and a
new appreciation among the residents
of its destination communities for
the trees which shade their lives.
here to see your Texas Riders.
Texas drought takes toll on the urban forest,
millions of shade trees dead
The Texas Forest Service estimates 5.6 million trees
that once shaded homes, streets and parks in communities
across Texas now are dead as a result of last year’s
Texas Forest Service findings include:
million trees in urban areas were killed as a result
of the drought. This figure may represent as much as 10
percent of the total number of trees that make up the
Because these dead trees are in populated areas, many
are a safety issue and will need to be removed. The
estimated cost to
remove these trees is $560 million.
Urban trees do more than just beautify your community.
They also provide economic and environmental benefits
like cutting your heating and cooling bill, cleaning the
air you breathe and water you drink and boosting your
property values. The
estimated loss of
economic and environmental benefits provided by these
trees is roughly $280 million per year.
For expert advice on tree planting, care and
removal, click on 'Hiring an Arborist' on the left menu.
|Aug. 11-15, 2012
Mark Your Calendars
International Conference and Trade Show
August 11 –
The ISA Conference and Trade Show is the premier
event for arborists from around the world. Consider
attending as a way to build your business network,
meet the industry's leaders, and learn from the best
in the profession.
Highlights of the conference include:
- International Tree Climbing
- Arbor Fair (Laurelhurst Park)
- Educational Sessions
- Trade Show
- Tree Academy Workshops
For Details and More Information
Nominations for ISAT Elections
Nominations are being sought from the
ISAT membership to fill nine positions on the ISAT Board of Directors.
may nominate yourself or another
qualified ISAT member interested in
serving on the ISAT Board. 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
A form you can type into and printout or email is
|July 11, 2012
Effects of Advertising
in Generating Grower Sales
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 11:00 AM
- 11:45 PM CDT
This webinar will discuss the
effectiveness of green industry firms’ promotion and
advertising expenditures in enhancing grower-level
sales. Specifically, the webinar will address the
following three questions: 1) Are promotion and
advertising expenditures effective in increasing
sales of green industry firms? 2) What are the types
of promotion and advertising efforts that have the
highest returns for their investment? 3) How does
the answer to these two questions change depending
on the size of the firm?
Click here for more information
|June 21, 2012
The Planning for Growth and Open
Space Webinar Series
Green Infrastructure Planning: Connecting Partners
Thursday, June 21, 2:00 - 3:30 pm, Eastern Time
Please join us to explore Green
Infrastructure Planning, how local communities can
get started, and the role that the Forest Service
can play. Our guest speakers Kendra Briechle (The
Conservation Fund), Karen Firehock (Green
Infrastructure Center Inc., Virginia), and Rick
LeBrasseur (The Center for Green Infrastructure
Design, Utah) will discuss the resources, tools, and
training opportunities available to help local
communities plan for growth as well as protect
valuable greenspaces. Various case studies will
include the New River Valley and Wasatch Front green
infrastructure planning efforts.
in advance for this and future webinars.
ISA Needs Assessment Survey
On behalf of the International Society of Arboriculture,
Avenue M Group, LLC, is administering an independent
market research survey. The results from the survey will
help ISA better serve you in the coming years by
providing the ISA leadership and staff with important
information on the issues that impact you, and the
products and services that you need to stay on top of
this ever-changing profession.
A link to participate in the survey is below. We ask
that you please take some of your valuable time to
complete the survey. Your feedback is very important.
All participants who complete the survey will
have an opportunity to enter into a drawing for one of
three prizes. Two participants will receive a
prize pack of $250 worth of ISA educational products and
apparel of their choice, and one grand prize winner will
receive an Apple iPad.
The survey should take no longer than 20 minutes to
complete, and individual survey results will be kept
strictly confidential. To participate, please complete
the questionnaire no later than 9:55 pm on June 18,
2012. The survey will NOT be accessible after that time,
so please respond promptly.
Thank you for your participation.
|June 12, 2012
6th Annual Rio Grande
Tree and Urban Forestry Conference
June 12, 2012 -
This years conference will have
some great speakers that will help the cities and
towns of the RGV to plan, grow & maintain a healthy
urban forest attracting businesses, residents,
beneficial wildlife, tourists, winter Texans,
eco-tourists and more to our wonderful Valley….
The registration fee will be kept as low as possible
and still provide a lunch, snacks, and great
speakers, as well as CEU’s for Arborists, Utility
Specialists and more.
Contact Edward Kuprel
for more information.
Click here for registration information.
Click her for sponsorship information.
|June 6&7, 2012
Identification and Management of
Oak Wilt Workshop
6.4.12 - Class is full - Registration closed!
The Texas Forest Service and the Texas
Chapter ISA are hosting the eighth annual workshop for
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
Dr. David Appel and TFS Staff Foresters will be
conducting the training. Registration is
Click here for the workshop agenda
Contact James Houser for more details.
|LBJ Wildflower Center,
May 17, 2012
and Rigging Techniques Workshop
Thursday, May 17
By Mark Chisholm
Come and learn from the best.
Arborist, business owner and 3-time world champion Mark
Chisholm will present the latest in climbing and rigging
in this fast-paced one-day workshop. Registration is
Workshop Topics Include:
Current "Cutting-Edge" Climbing
Belay Anchoring Systems
Friction Hitch Configurations
Work Positioning Solutions
Single-Block Rigging Forces
Block Loading Factors
Angle of Deflection
Doubled Whip Tackle Forces
Click here for more information
Click here for the registration brochure
Registration is now on site.
|Zilker Park, Austin
|May 18 -19, 2012
May 18-19, 2012
Zilker Park, Austin, Texas
Winner of this
year's competition will represent the Texas Chapter in
the internationals in Portland. This is the best event of the year
for a working climber to attend if you want to improve
for more information
Registration is now on site.
|Zilker Park, Austin
|May 24, 2012
Bilingual Tree Worker Workshop
May 24, 2012
San Antonio, Texas
The San Antonio Arborist Association
and the ISA Texas Chapter are sponsoring a Bilingual
Tree Worker Workshop on May 24, 2012 in San Antonio.
This is the third year this popular event has been
offered. It is targeted to regional tree workers in the
tree care industry with English as a second language.
While general local tree care topics will be discussed,
a major emphasis of the training will focus on improving
safety and client/worker communication skills. 5.75
Register online here
Click here for more information in English
Click here for more information in Spanish
|City of San Antonio NE Service Center
10303 Tool Yard, SA
North Harris County May 16
Pearland May 17
May 16 - North Harris County
Harris County Flood Control District
North Service Center
7522 Prairie Oak Drive, Houston, Texas
May 17 - Pearland
University of Houston-Clear Lake
1200 Pearland Parkway, Pearland, Texas
communities are growing at an astounding rate. Community
leaders need planning tools to prepare for high-velocity
growth before it happens — not after.
Texas Emerging Communities is
designed to help these rapidly-expanding areas plan for
future growth. Sponsored by the Texas Forest Service and
the Houston Area Urban Forestry Council.
April 20, 2012
Amarillo Tree Care
Save the Date!
April 20, 2012
Business and Industry Center
1314 S Polk Street
This is an invitation to a tree care
workshop being held in Amarillo on April 20th. We will
be offering all 5 CEU’s from Texas Dept of Ag (including
Laws & Regs) for applicators and 4.5 CEU’s from the
International Society of Arboriculture for arborists.
Lunch will be provided from Chic Fil-A. We hope to
see you there, and your trees will be thankful you chose
Click here for the brochure
Epic Drought In Texas
Water Trees Now!
We’ve seen some rainfall in parts of
the state over the past couple of months … So what does
that mean for the historic drought we keep hearing
rain is welcome and has actually improved drought
conditions in North Texas, according to the most recent
But we’re not quite seeing the light
at the end of the tunnel just yet. Texas Forest Service
Predictive Services Department Head Tom Spencer said
nearly all of the state remains in extreme to
exceptional drought – and the onset of a second La Nina
event means Texans are likely to continue seeing
below-normal precipitation through May.
Click here for tips on watering
trees in this exceptional drought.
Thank you for helping our valuable Texas trees.
Keith Brown, President
Texas Chapter, International Society of Arboriculture
|We Need You!
Help Find Homes for Emerald Ash Borer Traps
The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection
Service plans to greatly expand its EAB detection survey
in 2012 and has solicited assistance from the Texas
Forest Service, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service,
Stephen F. Austin State University College of Forestry
and Agriculture, and several volunteer citizen scientist
groups. These agencies with the help of volunteers like
you have agreed to install some 700 survey traps in 71
to participate in this trapping effort.
|March 24, 2012
|Texas Wildlife and
Texas Wildlife and Woodland Expo & Spring Fling is
designed to help families learn a little about the land
on which they live — and how to best take care of it —
through hands-on clinics, live demonstrations and
Though Expo & Spring Fling is an
annual event, this year organizers have placed a special
emphasis on helping residents recover from drought and
It doesn’t matter if you’re a nature
lover or outdoor enthusiast. It doesn’t matter if you’re
an urban homeowner or a rural landowner. It doesn’t
matter if you’ve got just one tree in your yard or
thousands of them. Texas Wildlife and Woodland Expo &
Spring Fling has got you covered.
We’ve got free, hands-on clinics and live demonstrations
that will teach you how to nourish your plants and
trees, attract wildlife to your property, collect and
use rainwater and protect your home from wildfires.
And don’t forget to take your
little ones to the Family Adventure Zone,
where they can climb a rock wall, take a peek at a live
screech owl and learn how to kayak.
At Expo & Spring Fling, you’ll play
for a day but learn for a lifetime.
here for more information
|March 21-22, 2012
|ISAT Masters Training Series:
Advanced Pest Control for the Arborist
March 21-22, 2012
Thompson Center, UT, Austin
Mark your calendar now!
Back by popular demand! Dr. Raupp’s lectures were
so popular at the 2010 Texas Tree Conference, that
ISA-Texas has invited him back to update us on the
latest and greatest in pest control technology for tree
care. Dr. Raupp will provide in-depth information
on the insects, scales, and mites that attack Texas
trees. He is well known for his working knowledge
of state-of-the-art products and application techniques,
and he will tell us what really works and what won’t
work to control Texas pests. Mark your calendars
now for this exciting and educational spring workshop!
Cert Arb - 15.5
Muni Specialist - 15.5
BCMA Science - 7.5
BCMA Practice - 5
BCMA Mgmt - 3
See the registration brochure here
|Feb. 29, 2012
Feb. 29, 2012
Ringgold Civic Pavilion
goal, to assist tree care people in the area to improve
their tree care skills and knowledge, ultimately to help
them becoming a Certified Arborist.
The program is planned to begin at
8:00 AM until 11:45 PM with a 1 hour for lunch and a
practical afternoon session on pruning ending at 2:15
PM. The afternoon session class will be divided in
three groups to conduct practical tree pruning
practices lead by three instructors.
7:30 – 8:00 AM registration
8:00 – 8:45 AM How to recognize tree structural
problems – Mark Kroeze City Forester of McAllen
8:45 – 9:30 AM Tree Species Selection and planting
practices – Salvador E. Alemany Texas Forest Service
9:30 – 9:45 AM Break
9:45 – 10:30 AM Best tree safety working practices
– Ed Kuprel – City Forester of Edinburg
10:30 – 11:15 AM– Best Tree Pruning Practices – Mark
Duff Texas Forest Service
11:15 – 12:15 PM– Lunch
12:15 – 2:15 PM Practical Pruning Sessions (three
groups; three instructors)
Contact Salvador Alemany for more
|Feb. 22, 2012
|Tree Health Care Seminar
February 22, 2012
This seminar will focus on the
effects of severe drought on Texas urban trees and how
practicing arborists might approach tree health care
this coming season.
The seminar will look at practical
products and procedures that will benefit drought
damaged urban trees.
We will look at systemic products for soil,
foliar and injectable applications.
You will learn how to minimize sources of tree
distress and how simply to improve growing conditions.
Click here for more information.
|Feb. 17, 2012
2012 North Central Texas Urban
Don't Doubt the Drought
The Trinity Blacklands and Cross Timbers Urban Forestry
Councils would love to celebrate the new year with
everyone at the 2012 North Central Texas Urban
Forestry Conference to be held Friday, February 17th
at the Ruthe Jackson Center in Grand Prairie, TX.
This is a great opportunity to learn some new
information or refresh your knowledge in general.
Kevin St. Jacques: Complete Streets
Dr. Michael Merchant: Key Tree Pests During
Peter MacDonagh: Structural Soils
Dr. David Appel: The Consequences of Drought on
David Marks: Environmental Design's 911 Tree
Melanie Migura Ft. Worth Street Tree Inventory
This year’s Conference is entitled
Don’t Doubt the
Drought! Come earn important CEU’s
and visit with old friends, either way come out and join
us in February!
Click here for more information
|Feb. 3, 4, 9, 10 2012
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 the brochure.
|Jan. 28, 2012
Tree Talk Winter Walk
Saturday, January 28, 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
With recent rains, it's a great time for planting trees.
Come talk with experts at our free admissions tree event
while viewing 90-plus species of native trees and shrubs
for sale that have evolved to handle Texas weather
extremes. Learn from arborists and others how to keep
your trees healthy, prune them and plant them, and enjoy
expanded children's activities. Authors on site include
Jim and Jerry Kimmel signing their book, "Exploring the
Brazos River from Beginning to End," in the store.
Children can strap on a harness and climb a tree under
the watchful eyes of arborists, learn about tree rings
and more inside the Little House or receive a sapling
for completing a scavenger hunt on the grounds.
More info here.
Urban Natural Resources Institute (UNRI) Webcast
UNRI scientists provide online
educational presentations on timely topics and current
research and development initiatives. These webcasts can
be joined from the convenience of your own desk, via the
internet and a telephone. You simply log into the UNRI
web cast web site for the visual component of the
presentation, and then call the toll-free telephone
number to participate in the audio portion of the call.
– Social Networking Tools: Reaching New Audiences
May 18th – Trees Rock in Rock: An Innovative
Technique for Growing Trees in Stone/Soil Mix
June 15th – i-Tree 4.0: The Latest Release
July 20th – Social Networking Tools: Managing
August 17th – Fire Performance Database
September 21 – Green Infrastructure/Urban
October 19th – Mapping Community Tree Risk
November 16th – Urban Wildlife: Managing a
December 14th – A Closer Look at Tree Benefits
Click here for more information