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ISA Announces New Executive Director

    ISA Members and Credential Holders: The ISA Board of Directors has completed its search and selection process for the Executive Director position, and we are pleased to announce the outcome of that process. We have selected Caitlyn Pollihan to be the next Executive Director for ISA. To learn more about Caitlyn’s background and … read more of ISA Announces New Executive Director.

Municipal Forestry Institute 2017 Registration Closing Soon

  Sign up now for MFI 2017, being held February 19-24, 2017 in Lake Arrowhead, CA. Do You Have What It Takes To Move Yourself or Your Urban Forestry Program To The Next Level? The Municipal Forestry Institute (or MFI) may be able to take you there! MFI is an exciting, high-level training opportunity educating … read more of Municipal Forestry Institute 2017 Registration Closing Soon.

Operation ReLeaf: Restoring the Canopy Cover of Fort McMurray

A message from Tree Canada You Can Help On behalf of our Board of Directors, staff and partners, I am contacting you to garner support in restoring the canopy cover of Fort McMurray. As you know, the fires that ravaged through Fort McMurray last May were devastating to both the community and the forests. We … read more of Operation ReLeaf: Restoring the Canopy Cover of Fort McMurray.

Urban Forest and Tree Management Get-Together July 21

What?  Urban Forest and Tree Management When?  July 21, 2016 – 6 PM to Dusk Where?  Van Doren’s Landing Park, 2901 Russell Road, Kent WA  (South Shelter) Who? Mark Meade, recent past City of Seattle Forester — “The Challenges of Urban Forestry” Desiree Kennedy, Green Kent Steward “The Green Kent Partnership” Tom Hanson, Senior Forester … read more of Urban Forest and Tree Management Get-Together July 21.

2015 Gypsy Moth Trappings May Lead to 2016 Treatments

Each year, the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) sets traps around the state to detect gypsy moths, a non-native, highly invasive pest that has destroyed millions of acres of trees and forests in 20 Eastern states with infestations. For 40 years, WSDA has successfully prevented the moth from becoming established here in Washington. There … read more of 2015 Gypsy Moth Trappings May Lead to 2016 Treatments.

Tree Planting for Terrill Collier

Submitted by Kayla Alderson, Division Administrative Assistant, Bartlett Tree Expert Company, Clackamas, OR. Terrill Collier, a well-respected member of the arboriculture community passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on May 11, 2015. Terrill graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Entomology. After graduation he returned to Portland to work in the family … read more of Tree Planting for Terrill Collier.