The first Tour des Trees route went from Seattle, WA to Oakland, CA, a distance of over 1,000 miles. That year 13 riders raised $89,000 for tree research and education. And so it began … I had the great privilege of riding in the inaugural Tour des Trees in 1992. My dear friend Jim Clark … read more of Veteran Rider Phil Svoboda Returns for 25th Anniversary Tour.
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Those who took the full Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) course when it was first launched in 2013 will be reaching their five-year expiration dates within the next year. ISA will begin offering the TRAQ Renewal Course in October (initial dates yet to be announced). All TRAQ holders who took the full TRAQ course will … read more of TRAQ Renewal Course Available October 2017.
Select articles from Arborist News magazine are being translated into both Spanish (Spain and Latin America) and German and made available to ISA members on the ISA website. Article translations will occur four times each year and will be added to our growing collection in ISA’s online publications library. Excerpted from ISA Today, March – … read more of Translated Arborist News Articles on ISA Website.
ISA is pleased to announce the selection of Caitlyn Pollihan as its new Executive Director. The transition is anticipated to begin on July 1, 2017, when Caitlyn officially takes over as the ISA Executive Director. At that time, Jim Skiera will serve as a Senior Advisor until his retirement later this year to assist in … read more of ISA Announces New Leadership.
I am very sure many of you may have heard this story, but us older folks have been known to repeat ourselves. This is also given that in February 2018, I will have been involved in the field of arboriculture and related fields (including zoology, but that’s another story) for 70 years, when I started … read more of How I Came to Be an Arborist: Some of My History.
On November 11, 2016, a team of two dozen highly skilled volunteer arborists from four local companies sponsored a work day in Oregon’s Grove of the States to prepare the site for the next phase of its restoration. Located at the southbound I-5 French Prairie Rest Area (at Milepost 281 near Wilsonville), the Grove is … read more of Grove of the States Arborist Work Day.
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.
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.
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.
Park Services of the City of Kelowna, B.C. warmly invites you to join your municipal industry colleagues for a day of education and networking during their annual Parks Fall Field Day on September 23, 2016. Admission: Free To RSVP, please call 250.469.8503 by September 2, 2016. Read more of Kelowna Parks Fall Field Day 2016.